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Nov 18 2011

decanter.com: Penfolds releases first Bin 620 for half a century

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 14:17

by Ch’ng Poh Tiong in Shanghai, and Adam Lechmere

Penfolds has chosen Shanghai to launch its ultra-rare Bin 620 Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz 2008.
Penfolds Bin 620 Coonawarra

The choice of the Chinese city for the launch of a wine that was last produced nearly 50 years ago was a calculated decision, Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago said.

‘For the first time in our winery’s 167-year history we are launching a Penfolds Special Bin wine outside of our homeland Australia,’ he said at the launch at Shanghai’s Waldorf Astoria hotel. ‘This signifies the importance of China to Penfolds.’

Penfolds only releases its Special Bin wines – first released in the early 1950s during a time of research and experimentation – from exceptional vintages. Continue reading „decanter.com: Penfolds releases first Bin 620 for half a century“


Nov 18 2011

decanter.com: Antinori to open up cellars

Tag: Weingütersigi.hiss @ 12:04

by James Lawrence – The wine cellars of renowned Tuscan producer Antinori Antinori new wineryare to be opened to the public for the first time.
Chairing a seminar at the recent World Wine Symposium on Lake Como, Antinori vice president Albiera Antinori told Decanter.com the 600-year-old estate would lead by example in embracing wine tourism in the region.

‘Italy has been extremely slow in acknowledging the importance of wine Continue reading „decanter.com: Antinori to open up cellars“


Nov 18 2011

decanter.com: Biodynamics are emotional black magic – Richard Smart

Tag: Allgemeines,Oenologiesigi.hiss @ 12:02

by Adam Lechmere – The organic and biodynamic winemaking lobby uses monty waldin‚emotional black magic‘ to get its message across, a prominent consultant will argue in a debate next month.

Viticulturalist Richard Smart is going head to head with biodynamic evangelist Monty Waldin (pictured) in a debate at the London headquarters of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

They are equally passionate in their views. Continue reading „decanter.com: Biodynamics are emotional black magic – Richard Smart“


Nov 18 2011

EXPOVINA hat Besucherzahlen vom Vorjahr gut gehalten

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 11:59

Am Donnerstagabend ging die 58. Zürcher Weinausstellung auf den zwölf Schiffen am Zürcher Bürkliplatz zu Ende. Während 15 Tagen wurden an 170 Ständen rund 4‘500 Weine aus aller Welt präsentiert.

Erneut nutzten rund 70‘000 Besucherinnen und Besucher die Gelegenheit,  Weine unter fachkundiger Beratung mit Augen, Nase, Zunge und Gaumen zu prüfen und zu geniessen, oder bei Workshops im Forum-Zelt ihr Wissen rund um den Wein zu vertiefen und neue Erfahrungen zu sammeln. Die Vorjahres-Besucherzahlen Continue reading „EXPOVINA hat Besucherzahlen vom Vorjahr gut gehalten“