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Jun 30 2009

just the answer – New Zealand Winegrowers

Tag: Ländersigi.hiss @ 20:37

Chris Mercer – Last month, ex-Brown-Forman exec David Cox became Europe director for New Zealand Winegrowers. He spoke with Chris Mercer about what attracted him to working for a generic body and about New Zealand’s potential for further growth in Europe. Continue reading „just the answer – New Zealand Winegrowers“


Jun 28 2009

Penfolds trials glass stoppers

Tag: Oenologie,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 18:22

Adam Lechmere – Penfolds is trialling a revolutionary glass stopper system – on the 2006 Grange. Peter Gago, chief winemaker at the iconic Australian producer, said at Vinexpo this week the trials are in their very early stages, but might bear fruit in ‚two to three years.‘ Continue reading „Penfolds trials glass stoppers“


Jun 28 2009

VINEXPO: Online wine sales to remain „marginal“ – Vinexpo chief

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 08:47

Sophie Kevany – The head of the world’s largest wine trade show has dismissed the internet as a marginal sales platform.
„It is not a circuit for wine sales, the internet will always be marginal, and it will stay that way,“ Robert Beynat, chief executive of the bi-annual Vinexpo, held this week in Bordeaux. Continue reading „VINEXPO: Online wine sales to remain „marginal“ – Vinexpo chief“


Jun 26 2009

VINEXPO: Online wine sales remain „marginal“ – Vinexpo chief

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 20:12

Sophie Kevany – The head of the world’s largest wine trade show has dismissed the internet as a marginal sales platform.
„It is not a circuit for wine sales, the internet will always be marginal, and it will stay that way,“ Robert Beynat, chief executive of the bi-annual Vinexpo, held this week in Bordeaux. Continue reading „VINEXPO: Online wine sales remain „marginal“ – Vinexpo chief“


Jun 26 2009

VINEXPO / FRANCE: Visitor figures drop in 2009

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 20:10

Chris Mercer in Bordeaux – Visitor figures for the Vinexpo wine show held in Bordeaux this week are down by around 5%, according to initial estimates. Continue reading „VINEXPO / FRANCE: Visitor figures drop in 2009“


Jun 25 2009

Wasserhaushalt der Rebe & dessen Einfluss bei Trockenstress

Tag: Oenologiesigi.hiss @ 15:18

Ein Fachartikel von Prof. Dr. Hans Reiner Schultz von der Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim. Es geht um den Einfluss bzw. die Auswirkungen des Wasserhaushaltes in Zeiten erhöhten Trockenstresses der Rebe – sprich wenn die Versorgung des Rebstockes mit Wasser nicht mehr ausreichend oder gar eingestellt ist. Hochinteressant!!
Gefunden bei Thomas Lippert / Winzerblog


Jun 25 2009

EU has no plans for an ‚alcohol-free Europe‘

Tag: Allgemeines,Länder,Oenologiesigi.hiss @ 10:21

Jane Anson in Bordeaux – While the European Union must take a stronger stance on addressing alcohol abuse, there are no plans for an alcohol-free Europe, says the European Commission’s Director of Consumption. Continue reading „EU has no plans for an ‚alcohol-free Europe‘“


Jun 25 2009

Der Deutsche Bundestag hat den Tafelwein abgeschafft

Tag: Ländersigi.hiss @ 07:03

Der Bundestag hat am Donnerstag offiziell das Aus für den Tafelwein beschlossen. Damit wurde eine entsprechende Regelung des europäischen Weinrechts – Wein-Plus berichtete – auf nationaler Ebene umgesetzt. Die Zustimmung des Bundesrates am 10. Juli gilt als Formsache. Continue reading „Der Deutsche Bundestag hat den Tafelwein abgeschafft“


Jun 25 2009

KünzlerBachmann Medien AG kauft Vinum

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 06:56

Verleger Roland Köhler hat grosse Ambitionen mit Vinum als dreisprachigem Wein- und Lifestyle-Magazin. Continue reading „KünzlerBachmann Medien AG kauft Vinum“


Jun 25 2009

Knall/Tucek: Österreichs beste Weissweine 2008

Tag: Allgemeines,Ländersigi.hiss @ 06:19

Sigi Hiss – Das neue Weissweinbuch, die inzwischen 2. Ausgabe, ist eben erschienen. Besuchen sie die Präsentation & verkosten Sie die ausgezeichneten Weine. Details findet man hier. Das Buch-Projekt von Helmut Knall & Walter Tucek scheint sich zu etablieren.


Jun 25 2009

VINEXPO / FRANCE: Nicolas Feuillatte targets rosé Champagne growth

Tag: Regionen,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 06:00

Chris Mercer – Champagne house Nicolas Feuillatte has launched a rosé version of its Cuvée 225 Brut Vintage in response to growing demand for sparkling rosé wine in the firm’s key markets. Cuvée 225 Rosé, which is from the 2004 vintage and aged for nine months in oak casks, will be made available exclusively to the on-trade in key markets. Continue reading „VINEXPO / FRANCE: Nicolas Feuillatte targets rosé Champagne growth“


Jun 24 2009

UK: Champagne Lanson launches Extra Age Brut

Tag: Regionen,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 08:58

Source: Daniel Waite – Champagne Lanson has today launched its Extra Age Brut cuvé at the Wimbledon Championships in the UK and VinExpo in Bordeaux. Continue reading „UK: Champagne Lanson launches Extra Age Brut“


Jun 24 2009

Preview – Vinexpo Bordeaux 2009

Tag: Allgemeines,Länder,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 08:58

Open for business – Vinexpo 2009 – Hardly has the London International Wine Fair & Distil disappeared over the horizon and Vinexpo is upon us. Continue reading „Preview – Vinexpo Bordeaux 2009“


Jun 24 2009

FRANCE: Chinese wine investor buys Bordeaux Chateau Richelieu

Tag: Allgemeines,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 08:56

Sophie Kevany – Another Bordeaux wine chateau has been snapped up by Chinese buyers after Hong Kong A&A announced it has purchased a majority stake in Chateau Richelieu. Continue reading „FRANCE: Chinese wine investor buys Bordeaux Chateau Richelieu“


Jun 18 2009

AOC Chaume designation scrapped

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 17:33

Maggie Rosen -The Loire appellation Chaume has been cancelled after just two years, following opposition from the AOC Quarts de Chaume. As of 2009, the designation – which applies to a handful of Anjou sweet white wine producers – can no longer be used. Continue reading „AOC Chaume designation scrapped“


Jun 17 2009

Rene Gabriel & sein neues Laptop

Tag: Personensigi.hiss @ 21:53

Sigi Hiss – Rene Gabriel hat ein neues & somit moderneres & somit besseres Laptop bekommen. Das muss ja, so sollte man meinen, mehr können als das alte. Denkste….Manchmal sind die alten Zeiten halt doch die „guten alten Zeiten, oder Rene??? Mann & Frau stelle sich vor, die Winzer würden mit der Qualität ihrer Weine genauso verfahren…..


Jun 17 2009

FRANCE: Tributes pour in for Alsace wine ‚father‘ Jean Hugel

Tag: Personensigi.hiss @ 17:35

just-drinks.com editorial team – Tributes have been pouring in for Jean Hugel, the man lauded as the saviour of Alsace wine after the Second World War and who has died aged 84. Continue reading „FRANCE: Tributes pour in for Alsace wine ‚father‘ Jean Hugel“


Jun 17 2009

SPAIN: Priorat launches wine terroir system

Tag: Regionen,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 17:33

Rebecca Gibb in Priorat – Producers in leading Spanish wine region Priorat have backed a new classification system, in response to Spain’s „obsession“ with brands. Priorat’s ruling body has approved 12 ‚village‘ appellations on top of the regional DOCa Priorat, and one domaine appellation – Clos Mogador. Continue reading „SPAIN: Priorat launches wine terroir system“


Jun 17 2009

UK vineyard area up by half since 2004

Tag: Länder,Oenologiesigi.hiss @ 12:47

Lucy Shaw – UK vineyard area has grown by 45% over the last four years with 1,106 hectares now under vine. The latest production and vineyard figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, collected after the 2008 harvest, show year on year growth in planting is continuing. Continue reading „UK vineyard area up by half since 2004“


Jun 17 2009

Reducing yields not an option, Champagne union says

Tag: Oenologie,Regionensigi.hiss @ 12:43

Giles Fallowfield – The president of the main Champagne growers‘ union has said cutting yields is ‚unacceptable‘. Patrick le Brun, President of the Syndicat General des Vignerons de la Champagne (SGV) was reacting to the major houses‘ suggestion that yields for the 2009 harvest will have to be cut back dramatically. Continue reading „Reducing yields not an option, Champagne union says“


Jun 17 2009

UK: Richard Dawes, Liv-ex, launch online fine wine venture

Tag: Allgemeines,Personensigi.hiss @ 09:38

just-drinks.com editorial team – Wholesale wine trader Richard Dawes Fine Wine has teamed up with Liv-ex, the UK-based fine wine stock exchange, to launch an online trading portal. Continue reading „UK: Richard Dawes, Liv-ex, launch online fine wine venture“


Jun 17 2009

CHILE / ARGENTINA: Wine exports bounce back – figures

Tag: Allgemeines,Ländersigi.hiss @ 09:37

Sophie Kevany – South America wine exports see recovery. Wine exports from Argentina and Chile have seen a sales bounce that might be linked to current economic woes. Continue reading „CHILE / ARGENTINA: Wine exports bounce back – figures“


Jun 17 2009

UK: Online wine sales outshine the gloom – figures

Tag: Allgemeines,Ländersigi.hiss @ 09:33

Michelle Russell – Wine on tap – online demand grows. Online wine sales are bucking a wine market decline in the UK, according to figures obtained by just-drinks, as researchers tip the category for further growth. UK retailer Majestic Wine yesterday (15 June) announced a 16% rise in online wine sales for the year to the end of March, compared to a 2.4% rise in net sales across the group. Continue reading „UK: Online wine sales outshine the gloom – figures“


Jun 17 2009

NZ: New Zealand grape harvest level with ’08

Tag: Länder,Oenologiesigi.hiss @ 09:28

just-drinks.com editorial team – New Zealand Winegrowers hopes that a 2009 grape harvest level in size with the previous year will help it to maintain wine quality without problems of oversupply. The 2009 vintage was 285,000 tonnes, which is „marginally“ above pre-harvest expectations for a crop of 275,000 tonnes, but in-line with winegrowers‘ view that the harvest would not be bigger than 2008, said the industry body today (15 June). Continue reading „NZ: New Zealand grape harvest level with ’08“


Jun 17 2009

Symington acquires Quinta de Roriz

Tag: Personen,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 09:21

Lucy Shaw – Symington Family Estates has acquired the prestigious Quinta de Roriz vineyard in the Douro. The company plans to continue bottling single estate DOC wines under the Quinta de Roriz and Prado de Roriz labels, along with Vintage Port in appropriate years. Continue reading „Symington acquires Quinta de Roriz“


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