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Aug 29 2009

French wine world stars in Rich List

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 11:12

Rebecca Gibb – France’s top 500 rich list includes 50 people involved in its wine industry. According to Challenges, a national current affairs and economic magazine, owners of estates in Bordeaux, Cognac and Continue reading „French wine world stars in Rich List“


Aug 29 2009

Bordeaux 2009 harvest kicks off

Tag: Regionen,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 11:03

Jane Anson – Pessac Léognan estate Château Carbonnieux has kicked off the 2009 Bordeaux vintage, making this a much earlier harvest than 2008. Continue reading „Bordeaux 2009 harvest kicks off“


Aug 28 2009

Italian wine aims to emerge from champagne’s shadow

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 12:15

By Svetlana Kovalyova – ERBUSCO, Italy  – It’s hard to beat champagne but makers of top-shelf Italian bubbly franciacorta aim to establish their product as an alternative, using a blend of high quality and shrewd marketing. Continue reading „Italian wine aims to emerge from champagne’s shadow“


Aug 28 2009

Two German Wine Shows Collaborate

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 12:08

Technology expo and trade fair plan back-to-back events in March 2010 – San Rafael, Calif. — Organizers of Germany’s leading annual wine trade fair, ProWein, and the giant winemaking technology show held every third year, Intervitis Interfructa, will present the events back to back for the first time in March 2010 to make them more convenient for international exhibitors and attendees. ProWein is set for March 21-23, 2010, in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Intervitis Interfructa follows March 24-28 in Stuttgart, Germany. Continue reading „Two German Wine Shows Collaborate“


Aug 27 2009

New Bordeaux appellation attacked

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 10:26

Jane Anson & Rebecca Gibb – A new Bordeaux Premier Cru category is a ‚flamboyant title‘ to disguise quality issues in the region, a leading British merchant has warned. An application for a Bordeaux Premier Cru appellation has been lodged this week with the French appellation body, the INAO. The idea is to create an extra appellation sitting above Bordeaux Superieur, to further differentiate its entry level wines. However Simon Staples, sales and marketing director at Bordeaux specialist, Berry Bros & Rudd, attacked the proposal. Continue reading „New Bordeaux appellation attacked“


Aug 27 2009

Penfolds auction attracts rare wines

Tag: Reife Weine,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 10:20

One of the greatest collections of Penfolds wines will be sold next week by Australian auction house Langton’s. More than 2200 lots are on sale including the historic 1951 Grange and the 1962 Bin 60A, which was voted one of top ten wines of the twentieth century.

Estimates range from less than AUD$10 per bottle to $130,000 per lot and online bids are now open. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton’s fine wine principal said, ‚Penfolds is one of the most bankable, consistent and reliable wine labels in the world. ‚It is an everyman’s wine with a track record of excellence from the inexpensive early drinking Koonunga Hill and Bin 28 Shiraz to the legendary Grange. Penfolds is an Australian trust mark; almost every wine collector in this country has a few bottles stashed away,‘ he added. www.decanter.com/news/288331.html


Aug 26 2009

Bleak future for Wine Report as publisher pulls plug

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 17:03

Stuart Peskett – The publisher of Wine Report, the annual wine guide written by Tom Stevenson and a host of wine experts, has confirmed that the current 2009 edition will be its last. The guide was first published in 2003 by Dorling Kindersley (DK), but Stevenson said the number of copies it sold each year was not enough to justify the fees of the guide’s 45 writers, which included Huon Hooke, Clive Coates MW and Anthony Rose. Continue reading „Bleak future for Wine Report as publisher pulls plug“


Aug 26 2009

Bordeaux: 2009 could be the next 2005

Tag: Regionen,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 16:59

Rebecca Gibb – Bordeaux producers are cautiously optimistic about the 2009 vintage after a dry and warm season – already comparing it with 2005. Expectations are high following a sunny and dry summer. While a little rain would be welcome, they are praying September does not spoil what could be a great year. Continue reading „Bordeaux: 2009 could be the next 2005“


Aug 24 2009

“INVESTIGATING PINOT NOIR” – Jörg Pfützner

Tag: Länder,Personensigi.hiss @ 18:23

AN EXPLORATION OF PINOT NOIR OF THE MARITIME HEMEL-EN-AARDE REGION ALONGSIDE OTHER COOL CLIMATE PINOT NOIRS OF ELGIN, NEW ZEALAND AND BURGUNDY. One of South Africa’s largest comparative tastings of the femme fatale – Pinot Noir – will take place in the Hemel-en-Aarde near Walker Bay in the Western Cape. The tasting is the brainchild of Sommelier Jörg Pfützner and is supported by the Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Growers Association in an attempt to raise an awareness of the standard of cool climate Pinot Noirs of South Africa. Continue reading „“INVESTIGATING PINOT NOIR” – Jörg Pfützner“


Aug 22 2009

MÉMOIRE & FRIENDS – 76 Schweizer Spitzenproduzenten präsentieren Ihre Weine

Tag: Ländersigi.hiss @ 16:14

MÉMOIRE & FRIENDS

76 Schweizer Spitzenproduzenten präsentieren Ihre Weine. Kongresshaus Zürich, Gotthardstrasse 5, 8002 Zürich

Montag, 31. August 2009, 14.00–20.00 Uhr Continue reading „MÉMOIRE & FRIENDS – 76 Schweizer Spitzenproduzenten präsentieren Ihre Weine“


Aug 22 2009

COMMENT: Confusion over Brunello wine scandal

Tag: Regionen,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 12:13

Chris Mercer – Nearly 18 months since Italy launched a wine fraud investigation in Brunello di Montalcino and no one appears quite sure what did or did not happen, nor whether any further action is to be taken. Italian authorities this month published their report on the investigation, which according to widespread Italian reports, named five wineries as prime suspects – Antinori, Argiano, Banfi, Casanova di Neri, and Marchesi de‘ Frescobaldi. Continue reading „COMMENT: Confusion over Brunello wine scandal“


Aug 20 2009

Chateau Lafite’s Charles Chevallier with a preview of the 2009 vintage

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Lafite 2009 – Charles Chevallier


Aug 20 2009

NZ Wine industry sees increase in value of exports

Tag: Allgemeines,Ländersigi.hiss @ 08:17

just-drinks.com editorial team. The New Zealand wine industry saw a 24% increase in the value of wine exports in the year to the end of June, according to the New Zealand Winegrowers Association. Wine exports reached NZ$992m, up NZ$194m on the previous year, the trade body said today (19 August). Continue reading „NZ Wine industry sees increase in value of exports“


Aug 20 2009

US: Demand for premium wine, spirits to rise – S&P

Tag: Allgemeines,Ländersigi.hiss @ 08:14

just-drinks.com editorial team – The demand for premium beverages in the US is expected to rise in the long-term, according to new research, with a possible easing of pricing pressures. The review by Standard & Poor’s claims consumers are likely to continue to trade-up to luxury items over the long-term. Continue reading „US: Demand for premium wine, spirits to rise – S&P“


Aug 19 2009

DAC Österreich – Newsletter Norbert Tischelmayer

Tag: Länder,Regionensigi.hiss @ 13:40

Norbert Tischelmayer – Hallo Freunde! – Vor kurzem wurde der nun bereits sechste DAC mit der Bezeichnung „Leithaberg“ beschlossen. Als Novum umfasst das definierte Gebiet nicht wie bei den anderen fünf DAC-Bereichen ein gesamtes Weinbaugebiet, sondern Teile von zwei Weinbau-Gebieten – nämlich Neusiedlersee und Neusiedlersee-Hügelland. Continue reading „DAC Österreich – Newsletter Norbert Tischelmayer“


Aug 18 2009

Hervorragendes PLV

Tag: Weingütersigi.hiss @ 16:02

Sigi Hiss – In den letzen Wochen sind mir ein paar sehr gute Weine zu außerordentlich vernünftigen Preisen aufgefallen. Diesmal alle aus Baden, wo ich in letzter Zeit einiges verkostet habe.

Die Weine Continue reading „Hervorragendes PLV“


Aug 18 2009

New EU norm regulates DO Jerez by-products

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 15:41

The measure prohibits bodegas from importing products to make Sherry wines. Recently published European legislation dictates that DO Jerez’s by-products must come from the Sherry Triangle itself. The norm, in place with immediate effect, prohibits bodegas from importing products from outside the designated area to make Sherry; it also mentions surplus and vine uprooting. Continue reading „New EU norm regulates DO Jerez by-products“


Aug 18 2009

Approved the designation of origin “La Gomera”

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 15:39

The DO “La Gomera” will receive national, community and international protection, according to the publication of Official Spanish Gazette (BOE) last August 15, that approves the regulations for this new Spanish appelation of origin following the order from the Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Maritime Affairs. Continue reading „Approved the designation of origin “La Gomera”“


Aug 15 2009

LVMH buys 50% share in Chateau Cheval Blanc

Tag: Weingütersigi.hiss @ 11:28

Richard Woodard – Luxury goods giant Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy has bought a 50% stake in St-Emilion’s Château Cheval Blanc from its billionaire chairman and controlling shareholder, Bernard Arnault. The deal also includes a 50% stake in Arnault’s company La Tour du Pin, which owns another St-Emilion domaine, Château Quinault L’Enclos. Financial details were not disclosed. Continue reading „LVMH buys 50% share in Chateau Cheval Blanc“


Aug 14 2009

just the facts – The world’s most expensive drinks

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 16:47

Becky Pile – This month a 50-year-old Glenfiddich Scotch whisky was released from Scottish distiller William Grant & Sons, at GBP10,000 (US$16,500) per bottle. Here is a list of five of the most expensive drinks ever made, sold or auctioned. Continue reading „just the facts – The world’s most expensive drinks“


Aug 14 2009

VDP. Die Prädikatsweingüter: Der Traubenadler wird 100

Tag: Ländersigi.hiss @ 14:57

100 Jahre beste Weine aus besten Lagen von kreativen Winzern. Die älteste Weingütervereinigung der Welt feiert 2010 Geburtstag.

Gimmeldingen: „100 Jahre beste Weine aus besten Lagen von kreativen Winzern“; unter diesesimage002 Motto stellen die VDP Prädikatsweingüter ihre Geburtstagsfeierlichkeiten im Jahr 2010. Der VDP, die älteste Weingütervereinigung der Welt, gegründet 1910, Continue reading „VDP. Die Prädikatsweingüter: Der Traubenadler wird 100“


Aug 14 2009

Tetrapak & Wein & bestimmte Duftstoffe

Tag: Allgemeines,Oenologiesigi.hiss @ 10:56

Sigi Hiss, Quelle: Journal of Agriculturel & Food Chemistry. Bestimmte Stoffe im Wein, gelten als dem Geschmack bzw. der Qualität eines Weines abträglich. Ich bin kein Chemiker & habe deshalb den originalen Kurztext der Quelle unten reinkopiert. Continue reading „Tetrapak & Wein & bestimmte Duftstoffe“


Aug 14 2009

When First Growths Place Last

Tag: Allgemeines,Regionensigi.hiss @ 09:31

By DOROTHY J. GAITER AND JOHN BRECHER – Combination of high prices, so-so Bordeaux makes ’06 special—and not in a good way. The famous first-growth Bordeaux from the 2006 vintage are arriving in stores now with prices that look reasonable only in comparison to the ridiculous prices of their immediate predecessors.  Continue reading „When First Growths Place Last“


Aug 14 2009

Boisset acquires Napa Valley’s Raymond Vineyard

Tag: Weingütersigi.hiss @ 09:25

By Kevin McCallum -THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Boisset Family Estates, the French wine company that owns DeLoach Vineyards, announced Monday it has purchased its first Napa Valley winery, Raymond Vineyard & Cellar in St. Helena. It acquired the winery and more than 250 acres of Napa Valley vineyards from Kirin Holdings Co. of Japan, which bought it from the Raymond family in 1988. Terms were not disclosed. Continue reading „Boisset acquires Napa Valley’s Raymond Vineyard“


Aug 14 2009

Parker sees wine world shifting

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 09:21

by Meininger’s Wine Business International – The power of the wine world is shifting to Asia, according to Robert Parker, one of the world’s most influential wine critics “There is no doubt that the power in the wine world will shift more and more towards Asia, led by Hong Kong and such emerging wine consuming giants as South Korea and China,” he said in a recent interview with Pancho Campo MW, president of the Wine Academy of Spain. Continue reading „Parker sees wine world shifting“


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