Jul 08 2011

Schock: Thomas Mattmann / Weingut Cicers ist tot

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Sigi Hiss – Es fällt schwer diese Zeilen zu schreiben, aber der Winzer Thomas Mattmann/Cicero Weinbau in Zizers ist tot. Man fand ihn gestern morgen in seinem Haus. Er hat sich das Leben genommen. Der genaue Todeszeitpunkt ist noch nicht definitiv, vermutet wird die Zeit zwischen dem 2.- & 3.Juli. Letzendlich ist dies auch nicht von Belang.

Thomas Mattman hinterlässt einen Sohn, ein sehr erfolgreiches Weingut & Schockzustände bei seinen Freunden & Bekannten. Die Schweizer Winzerschaft verliert einen Winzer & Menschen von Format.

Jul 08 2011

Bordeaux 2010: Le Pin für € 1300.- pro Flasche

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Sigi Hiss – Das Pomerol Weingut Le Pin hat den den Subskriptionspreis für ihren 2010er bekanntgegeben. Cheval Blanc, Petrus, Mouton Rothschild & Konsorten sind im Gegensatz zu Le Pin richtiggehend günstig: satte 1300.- Euro / Fl. – das sind 15.600 Euro pro Kiste. Produziert wurden weniger als 1000 Kisten.

Ein Londoner Händler hat schon 10 Kisten 2010 Le Pin verkauft.



Jul 08 2011 Bordeaux 2010 – Cheval Blanc got the price wrong, say merchants

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by Adam Lechmere – A senior executive at Chateau Cheval Blanc has vigorously defended the company’s policy on pricingCheval Blanc the 2010 vintage.

The LVMH-owned St Emilion first growth’s opening price of €900 from negociants, 21.4% more than its 2009 price of €700, has been received with a good deal of hostililty by wine merchants, and on Twitter.

‘They have simply got the price wrong,’ Stephen Browett of Farr Vintners told, adding that he had sold 40 cases, half of them to Hong Kong. Continue reading „ Bordeaux 2010 – Cheval Blanc got the price wrong, say merchants“

Jul 08 2011

wine-business-international: Italy overtakes France to become world’s largest wine producer

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By Nick Pisa in Rome – Italy has overtaken France to become the largest wine producer in the world.

According to the European Commission in 2010 Italy produced 4.96 billion litres of wine compared to 4.62 billion in France, a drop of one per cent from last year.Domenico Bosco, from the Italian agricultural workers union Coldiretti, said:“This result is fruit of the fact that production has been stable in Italy while in France it has fallen.

„The increase in Italian production must also be compared to the fact that the territorial size of the French vineyards is far larger than our ones. Exports are also on the increase – up 15 per cent compared to last year, which is a very good sign.“ Continue reading „wine-business-international: Italy overtakes France to become world’s largest wine producer“

Jul 08 2011

Wine Business International: Wine alcohol strength ’systematically‘ understated on labelling

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 08:14

Study of 129,000 wines reveals some vintners deliberately – but legally – market wine as less alcoholic than it is

Farmers pick grapes in Santiago

Farmers pick grapes of the Merlot-Cot stock during the wine harvest of the Perez Cruz vineyard in Santiago. Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images

Wine drinkers suffering an unexpected hangover after what they thought was a moderate drink may have just found someone else to blame but themselves.

A study of the alcohol content of 129,000 wines from vineyards across Europe and the new world over a 16-year period has suggested that many vintners have been „systematically“ understating their wines‘ strength on labels. Continue reading „Wine Business International: Wine alcohol strength ’systematically‘ understated on labelling“

Jul 08 2011

Meininger’s shortlisted for major awardBy Meininger’s Wine Business International

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Meininger’s Wine Business International magazine has been shortlisted in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards, in the category of International Wine Publication of the Year 2011.

The prestigious Louis Roederer awards are given in a range of categories, including International Wine Feature Writer, International Wine Column and International Wine Book of the year and attract entries from the English speaking world’s most renowned wine writers. They are also notable for their Emerging Wine Writer category, which has helped launch the careers of some of the wine world’s brightest talent. Continue reading „Meininger’s shortlisted for major awardBy Meininger’s Wine Business International“