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Venissa, the wine of Venice

The Venissa Estate lies on Mazzorbo, one of the three islands of Native Venice, an archipelago of nature, colors, flavors, and art that also includes Burano and Torcello. “While accompanying several customers on a trip to Torcello, I noticed an old grapevine in a private garden beside the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. I managed … Continue reading

Cantina Dal Maso, a centenarian tradition

  Among the beautiful hills of Selva di Montebello in the province of Vicenza, in the heart of the Doc Gambellara area is the cellar Dal Maso. Born at the end of the nineteenth century thanks to the foresight of Luigino Dal Maso who started a series of important investments and acquisitions of new properties … Continue reading

Prosecco DOCG 1868 Brut, Carpene’ Malvolti

For over 145 years Carpene’ Malvolti‘s passion for tradition and research for innovation are the features that characterize this company historically the first to sparkling the typical Prosecco. Born from the dream of Antonio Carpenè to produce a sparkling wine with the grapes harvested in the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, a dream that has … Continue reading

Silvery rain for Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore Brut Fagher

The Decanter WWA and Concours Mondial de Bruxelles medals It’s time to update Le Colture summer palmarès! This time the attention is focused on the Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore Sparkling Brut ‘Fagher’ protagonist of an excellent placement at two of the most acclaimed international wine competitions, being awarded with two Silver Medals at the DWWA … Continue reading

Maison Lavau – Château Maucoil

Grape varieties: Grenache noir (50%), Syrah (40%), Mourvèdre (10%) Tasting notes: This wine is deep on the nose with pronounced spicy aromas (peper, nutmeg), typical of the appellation and which accentuate the aromas of blackcurrants and raspberry jam. On the palate, the wine shows a solid yet nicely coated structure , volume and superb length … Continue reading

New Slow Food Presidium Launched in the Netherlands to Protect Traditional Boeren Leyden Cheese

Last Sunday, June 25, Slow Food Netherlands launched the Traditional Boeren Leyden Presidium during the Slow Food in the Park event, a festival held to celebrate the diversity of the Slow Food network and spread the message of good, clean and fair food, featuring free workshops, tastings and a lunch prepared by the Slow Food … Continue reading

2011 Brunello Riserva Renieri 93 points on Wine Spectator!

Fresh and pure, boasting cherry, strawberry, floral and leather aromas and flavors. There is a sense on elegance and firm, well-integrated tannins. Fine length. Best from 2018 through 2028. 2,000 cases made. Sebastiano Sanna

Cheese 2017 focuses on raw milk cheeses and naturalness

  Cheese 2017, the international event organized by Slow Food and the City of Bra dedicated to high-quality and artisanal dairy products, will be held in Bra (Italy) from September 15-18 2017. The event, which celebrates its twentieth birthday this year, has gradually built an international network of cheesemakers, shepherds, cheesemongers and affineurs, the people … Continue reading

VINNATUR: PRODUCERS ELIMINATE PESTICIDES

  Analysis on 80 samples of VinNatur wines confirm the complete absence of pesticides. In the meantime, pilot projects on biodiversity continue. A great result has been recently reached by VinNatur. None of the 80 samples analysed in order to check wine quality contained traces of pesticides, thus confirming that VinNatur offers consumers real guarantees … Continue reading

Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance to Be Started in Iceland

  The Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance in Iceland is joining Slow Food’s large network of chefs committed to cooking and promoting products from the Slow Food Ark of Taste, Slow Food Presidia and other communities of local producers. The Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance project already has hundreds of members in eighteenth countries (Albania, Argentina, Belgium, … Continue reading

CLAYVER, THE INTELLIGENT WINE POT LANDS IN US

Suitable for both vinification and ageing, Clayver has surprised more than a few. With a 2017 growth rate of +78%, the porcelain stoneware pot is ready to conquer US wine producers Created in 2014, Clayver has made a big hit in the market. After having conquered producers such as Veuve-Clicquot and Tarlant with impressive results … Continue reading

The Essence of Ornellaia 2014

The desire to nurture the Estate’s exceptional qualities has shaped Ornellaia’s philosophy since the beginning. Ornellaia is a cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot and the faithful expression of unique terroir developed in harmony with nature.   For Axel Heinz, Ornellaia’s Estate Director and Winemaker, the 2014 vintage exhibits the character … Continue reading

Harvest in the moonlight, presented by Miolo cellar

  The Miolo winery announces the launch of the 2017 harvest of one of its most unusual wines: the Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Colheita Noturna, made from grapes harvested in the cool dawns of the promising region of Campanha, in Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).  The poetic process of elaboration counted on a new technology of … Continue reading

South African wine wins platinum at World Wine Awards

At the recent Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (DWWA). Klein Constantia estate with Vin de Constance 2013  won a platinum medal. Vin de Constance is a recreation of a world famous wine of the 18th and 19th centuries; this is a unique and naturally sweet wine. Due to a prolonged winter and cool spring, the growing season … Continue reading

SA wine grape harvest excels despite drought

The South African wine grape harvest is slightly larger than last year following a dryseason and consumers can look forward to exceptional wines from the 2017 vintage. The wine industry body VinPro says the 2017 harvest, that is at 1 425 283 tonnes 1.4% larger than in 2016, was initially expected to be smaller. “A … Continue reading

ExpoVinis Brasil 21st edition

  Luis Gutiérrez, of The Wine Advocate magazine – of the critic Robert Parker – comes to the country exclusively to give lecture at Forum ExpoVinis. Between June 6 and 8, 2017, São Paulo (SP) will host the 21st edition of ExpoVinis Brasil, considered the main meeting of wines in Latin America, with more than … Continue reading

New Wine of Origin Cape Town Flies Flag for South African Wine Industry

  The profile of South African wine is set to attract greater international attention now that a new Wine of Origin District named after Cape Town, one of the world’s foremost tourism brands, has been approved by the South African Wine and Spirit Board. This ground-breaking move aimed at elevating the profile of South African … Continue reading

The Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance in Russia is gaining more and more members across the country. At the June 10–11 event organized by the Tipografia restaurant in Gorno-Altaisk, the first Siberian chef will join the Slow Food international project, committing to cooking and promoting products from the Slow Food Ark of Taste and communities of … Continue reading

Chile leads the imported wine market in Brazil

    The Brazilians increased the consumption of Chilean wines in 2016 and again Chile closed the year leading freely the ranking of imported wines in Brazil. This is what International Consulting recently points out: Last year, growth in relation to 2015 was 14% in value and 18% in volume, representing a market share of … Continue reading

Slow Fish 2017 in Genoa: We are the net!

The eighth edition of Slow Fish – the international event organized by Slow Food and the Region of Liguria – will be held from Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21, 2017 in the Genoa’s Porto Antico (Italy). Dedicated to the world of fish and marine ecosystems, this international event ties together the pleasure of food with the protection of marine biodiversity. Admission … Continue reading

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