Archive for March 2009

Biking In Australian Clare Valley, Riesling Country

Mar 27th, 2009 | By


Gambero Rosso and Slow Food Go Their Separate Ways

Mar 22nd, 2009 | By

Vini d’Italia, the influential Italian wine guide known for its ‘tre bicchieri’ (three glasses) that it accords to the best Italian wines, will in future […]

Museum Real Cigales Reserva 2004

Mar 20th, 2009 | By

Museum Real Cigales Reserva 2004 – Spain, Cigales (20/3/2009) In the west of Spain lies Cigales, a lesser-known wine area near the city of Valladolid […]

Q4 2008 Worst In Champagne History

Mar 18th, 2009 | By

Official figures of the CIVC (Comité interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne) from early February confirm that 2008 was a difficult year for sales of champagne. […]

How to open a bottle of wine in a restaurant

Mar 13th, 2009 | By


Belgian consumption of Champagne remains stable

Mar 13th, 2009 | By

The Belgian consumer remains loyal to champagne, says the Champagne-agency Belgium. Last year was the third best year overall for shipments of champagne to Belgium. […]

Fifteen percent of all winebottles use screwcaps

Mar 10th, 2009 | By

The Italian packaging giant Guala says that fifteen percent of all wine bottles today use screwcaps. This reports Decanter. Last year Guala sold 25 percent […]

Schorpion Sparkler Best Belgian Wine For 2009

Mar 9th, 2009 | By

The organization of Flemish Professional Sommeliers elected the sparkling wine Schorpion Zwart Brut Bruisend (‘Schorpion Black Brut Sparkling’) as best Belgian wine for 2009. The […]

Clavel La Copa Santa 1997-2001

Mar 6th, 2009 | By

In early February I served my co-members of my tasting group Amovinum a barrel full of surprises – without pity of course: as always we […]

French bulk winemarket collapses

Mar 4th, 2009 | By

Figures from Viniflhor (Office National Interprofessionnel des Fruits, des Légumes, des Vins et de l’Horticulture) show that the French market for bulk wine was very […]