Mai 14 2010


Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 14:51

Sigi Hiss – Weinfeder, die Vereinigung deutschsprachiger Weinpublizisten, lädt wieder zum Mainzer Tag der Weinkritik am 1. Juni ein. Das Programm sehen sie hier:

• WEIN-TALK-SHOW: Was trinken wir in 5 Jahren? Wie entwickelt sich der Weingeschmack – alles Riesling?
• Sechster ‚Preis der Deutschen Weinkritik’ geht an FRANK & FREI

Wohin entwickelt sich der Weingeschmack – mehr zur süßen Frucht oder zu trockenen Weinen? Beim MAINZER TAG DER WEINKRITIK diskutieren dazu Weinexperten: Prof. Dieter Hoffmann (FH Geisenheim), Artur Steinmann (Winzer, Vors. Weinbauverband Franken), Steffen Schindler (Deutsches Weininstitut) und Sandra Kantwerk (Hotel Favorite, Mainz).

Zum sechsten Mal vergibt ‚Weinfeder e.V. – Vereinigung der deutschsprachigen Weinpublizisten’ den Preis der Deutschen Weinkritik’. Ausgezeichnet wird die fränkische Winzervereinigung FRANK & FREI. Die deutschsprachigen Weinjournalisten würdigen damit das Engagement des Vereins für qualitätsorientierten Weinbau.

Bisherige Preisträger: 2005: VdP, 2006: Deutsche Wein- und Sommelierschule, 2007: ECOVIN, 2008: Vinissima – Frauen & Wein e.V., 2009: Message in a bottle.

‚Förderpreis der Deutschen Weinkritik’
Zum fünften Mal vergibt ‚Weinfeder e.V.’ den ‚Förderpreis der Deutschen Weinkritik’.
In diesem Jahr erhält den Preis: Gipfelstürmer Mittelrhein.

Die Preise werden am Dienstag, den 1. Juni 2010 um 19:00 Uhr im Presseclub Mainz, Augustiner Straße 55 (Frankfurter Hof, Eingang Badergasse) übergeben. Die Wein-Talk-Show (Moderation: SWR Weinexperte Werner Eckert) findet unmittelbar nach der Preisübergabe statt.
Bitte melden Sie sich für die Teilnahme an der Veranstaltung per Email an. Die Teilnahme incl. Weinprobe und Finger Food ist kostenfrei.
Weinfeder e.V. / 1. Vors.: Wolfgang Junglas / Tel.: 0 67 23 • 88 55 45 / Email:

Mai 14 2010

Former Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnels boycott new system

Tag: Regionen,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 08:59

Jane Anson in Bordeaux – A group of former Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnels are boycotting the new Alliance Cru Bourgeois system, and forming their own group. The members of the group include Chateau Chasse Spleen, Chateau Les Ormes de Pez, Chateau de Pez, Chateau Potensac, Chateau Poujeaux and Chateau Siran.

Chateau Labegorce-Zede has merged with Chateau Labegorce and is not eligible to join, but older vintages of the wine will be included in certain tastings.
Christophe Labenne, co-director of Chateau Poujeaux, told, ‚This is a group that was originally formed in 2003, when we were first named Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnels. Continue reading „Former Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnels boycott new system“

Mai 14 2010

Mondavi’s private house for sale

Tag: Personensigi.hiss @ 08:33

mondavi by James Lawrence – The 56-acre estate of the legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi is to be sold, with an asking price of $25 million. The 56-acre estate of the legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi is to be sold, with an asking price of $25m.

Mondavi (pictured), who died in 2008 aged 94, worked throughout his life to promote the Napa Valley as an area of fine wine production. He and his widow Margrit commissioned the architect Cliff May, who had previously designed the Robert Mondavi Winery, to design the property in 1979.

The Mondavi estate, known as ‚Wappo Hill‘, has no vineyards but gives spectacular 360 degree views of Napa.
The 11,500-square-foot main house, with two bedrooms and a pool in the living room, is positioned on a hill south of Yountville in the Napa County. Mondavi’s son Michael Mondavi, a joint trustee of the estate said, ‚His hobby was wine, his friends were wine and I think this was one of the ’non-wine‘ projects that really thrilled him.‘

Mai 14 2010

FRANCE: Heavy fall in Loire Valley wine exports

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 08:28

Stuart Todd – Global exports of Loire Valley wines declined heavily in 2009, figures from trade association Inter-Loire show. Exports fell 28% in volume to 368,802 hectolitres and by 20% in value to EUR166m, compared to the previous year. “There was some minor improvement toward the end of the year but this made little impression on the prevailing downward trend in 2009 as a whole,” an Interloire official told just-drinks today (13 May). Shipments to the UK, the Loire’s premier export market, fell 44% in volume and 32% in value.

Mai 14 2010

Focus – Indian Wine Sector in Damage Control

Tag: Ländersigi.hiss @ 08:26 editorial team

Unsold wine in tanks, wineries shutting down and vineyards being uprooted. It’s not a pretty picture for India’s infant wine industry as it bears the twin-pronged brunt of global glut and domestic roadblocks. That was the backdrop against which India’s first National Wine Conference was held in New Delhi last week and, if anything, the meet underlined fears that the country’s wine sector is in a ‘make or break’ situation.

“Tell me what needs to be done, I am looking to you for a solution”, said India’s Minister for Food Processing, Subodh Kant Sahai, while appealing to stakeholders at the conference. Continue reading „Focus – Indian Wine Sector in Damage Control“