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Jul 29 2011

decanter.com: Penfolds Grange denies setting minimum retail price

Tag: Weingütersigi.hiss @ 07:32

by Adam Lechmere – Treasury Wine Estates CEO David Dearie has strongly denied Penfolds will set a minimum price for Grange, and that he had been quoted out of context.

In an interview with The Drinks Business, Dearie was quoted as saying ‘Next year we will set a minimum price [for Grange] and you must hit that minimum price or you won’t get an allocation.’ Continue reading „decanter.com: Penfolds Grange denies setting minimum retail price“


Jul 29 2011

VDP – Sonder-Depesche

Tag: Allgemeines,Ländersigi.hiss @ 07:28

2. & 3. September: WEIN-VERNISSAGEN ZUR ERÖFFNUNG DER KUNSTSAISON


Die Prädikatsweingüter zu Gast in Berliner Galerien
Anlässlich der Eröffnung der Berliner Kunstsaison am 2./3. September 2011 kombinieren wieder einige renommierte Galerien ihre exklusiven Vernissagen zeitgenössischer Kunst mit den besten Deutschen Weinen der VDP-Prädikatsweingüter und bieten neugierigen Kunstflaneuren, Kunden und Weinliebhabern Genuss für alle Sinne. Einladungen bzw. Karten erhalten Sie direkt bei der veranstaltenden Galerie…

Alle Wein-Vernissagenfinden Sie hier…

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Jul 29 2011

decanter.com: Hugh Johnson’s home on the market

Tag: Personensigi.hiss @ 07:24

by Adam Lechmere – Saling Hall, the home of Hugh Johnson OBE and his family for the last 40 years, is for sale.Saling Hall

The fine Elizabethan manor house with its superb 12-acre (4.8ha) gardens is on the market through estate agents Savills for £2.8m.

Johnson and his wife Judy bought Saling Hall in Essex in the early 1970s, a major attraction being the extensive five-room cellar.

‘It really is very special,’ the Decanter columnist, author and gardener told Decanter.com. ‘The oldest part of the house is Tudor, and no one quite knows why it had such enormous cellars.’

The house, with its Elizabethan panelling and magnificent fireplaces – one is nine feet wide – is described by Savills as ‘the quintessence of English country comfort dressed up as a miniature stately home’.

For Johnson, who is a renowned arboriculturalist and horticulturalist as well as a wine critic, the gardens at Saling Hall are its most compelling feature. Continue reading „decanter.com: Hugh Johnson’s home on the market“


Jul 29 2011

decanter.com: Low Port yields expected after hail, sunburn

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 07:21

by Richard Woodard – Port producers in the Douro Valley expect yields to be down this year after being hit by hail, and extreme heat, in the past two months.

After an unusually hot May and a cool early June, temperatures soared into the low 40s Celsius during the last weekend of the month, inflicting the worst sunburn in living memory on the vineyards.

Writing in his Graham’s Port blog, Symington Family Estates viticulturist Miles Edlmann said the heat particularly affected the Vilariça Valley, which had also been damaged by hail earlier in the month. Continue reading „decanter.com: Low Port yields expected after hail, sunburn“