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Study: Wine.com Best Wine Commerce Site

30/06/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

According to the e-Performance Barometer 2009 of the French professor Grégory Bressolles (Bordeaux école de management) Wine.com (USA) is the best wine-related e-commerce site in France and worldwide. Bresolles presented the results of his study at Vinexpo 2009 in Bordeaux. The survey was organized for the second year. 28 sites, twenty French and eight foreign, were evaluated on seven different > Read more …

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Lighter Wine Bottles Save Energy

23/06/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

O-I, the world leader in glass packaging, introduces new ultra-light wine bottles that save a lot of energy during the production process. The ECO O2 wine bottle weighs 345 grams and is intended for the mass market. O-I saves each year 87,000 watts during production or the equivalent of 1,5 million light bulbs of 60 watts that burn a whole > Read more …

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2007 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Birkweiler Kastanienbusch Riesling Großes Gewächs

11/06/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz Birkweiler Kastanienbusch Riesling Großes Gewächs – Germany, Pfalz (6/5/2009) Smokey minerals, slate, exotic spices and white ripe fruit on the expressive nose. (The nose only started to open up on the second day.) Penetrating, very flavorsome palate with dry, stony minerals, refreshing and lingering citruslike acidity, exotic spices, spicy honey and ripe white fruit. Long aftertaste > Read more …

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2007 Domaine des Rouesses Quincy Les Rouesses

05/06/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Domaine des Rouesses Quincy Les Rouesses – France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Quincy (5/21/2009) Honey, flowers and ripe yellow fruit in the enjoyable, fruit-driven nose. Ripe fruit, spicy honey, a hint of slate and refreshing citruslike acidity on the palate. Good qpr. (88 pts.)

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Riojo Authorizes New White Grape Varieties

05/06/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and the Rioja Consejo Regulador have authorised several new international white grape varieties. Wines made from Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdejo, as well as the native Maturana Blanca, Tempranillo Blanco and Turruntés (not Torrontés) in future may be labelled as Rioja DOCa wines. Until now only the native Viura was authorized for white Rioja. The white > Read more …

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Poisoned Rice Wine Kills Tourists On Bali

04/06/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

Twenty-two people, including two Britons, have died on the Indonesian island of Bali after drinking poisoned rice wine (arrack), UPI reports. The victims bought the arrack at a stall along the road in Canggu, North Kuta. One young Dutch tourist died on the Indonesian island of Lombok after drinking rice wine from the same batch, the Dutch newspaper AD reports. > Read more …

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French wine export declines, Champagne hit hardest

03/06/2009 Jozef Schildermans 2

French wine exports may fall this year by twenty percent by volume. Champagne is the hardest hit, with an expected decline of 35 per cent in turnover, according to the Bloomberg financial news agency. Expensive wines are hit the hardest. In countries like the United States, Great Britain and Japan wine consumption fell sharply. Dealers in Russia are suffering paying > Read more …

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Alcohol-free Wine In Dutch Supermarkets

02/06/2009 Jozef Schildermans 3

The alcohol-free wines of Domaine de Fleur are now also available in Dutch supermarkets. The wines were until now only available online and through wholesalers. According to European legislation, non-alcoholic wines may contain up to 0.5% alcohol. The alcohol-free wines of Domaine de Fleur contain 0.3 to 0.5% alcohol. Already in 1908 a German wine producer patented a way to > Read more …