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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

Capital San Rocco Ripasso 2015 from Tedeschi Wines

In Valpolicella area we discovered the strong character and love of the people who produced this wine, the gentle hills where grapes are grow and the rich, complex cultural heritage and traditions that have been treasured in Valpolicella for centuries. The careful attention that Tedeschi wine devote to the vineyards implies the research for the most effective interaction between soil … Continue reading

“Le creve” Extra Virgin Olive Oil Garda DOP

The Paolo Forelli’s philosophy, the founder of Oleificio Le Creve from Garda lake, is to maintain the natural link between man and its territory and to respect the nature, continuing the cultivation of ancient olive trees olive oil from Garda and activities as they did in past centuries. The olives of the cultivar “casaliva“, growing … Continue reading

Avignonesi, Genuine olive oil of the Mediterranean

We are in the hills between the Val d’Orcia and the Val di Chiana. This is an ideal place for the cultivation of the olive tree and the production of excellent extra virgin olive oil. Avignonesi owns 1470 olive trees, and in 2016 they produced 1490 litres of certified organic extra virgin olive oil, all … Continue reading

Know your bubbles

Bubbles are the soul of any champagne. Their delicate fizz, at once lively and refined, are what give champagne its character and personality. Unlike non-sparkling wines, champagne is privy to a second fermentation inside the bottle, which infuses the base wine with carbon dioxide. This alone doesn’t create bubbles, though. Rather, they appear when you … Continue reading

Consortium Prosecco: stop at Glyfosate, Folpet and Mancozeb

    The Assembly of Consortium Prosecco DOC, confirmed the commitment of the President Stefano Zanette to ban, for the vintage 2018, Glyphosate, Folpet and Mancozeb, removing the same principles, already this year, from the Handbook viticulture 2017. “We planted the first nail and from here we will never go back, but the summit is … Continue reading

Massimago Zurlie, bottle re-fermented Corvina

A Sur-lie reminds us ancient vinifications styles.  When wines used to be just a little less perfect,  and imperfections were probably their greatest qualities. Not just a fragrant and fresh wine, easy to pair, but also  an easy-going wine concept.” This sur-lie comes from my idea of playing the variety ‘native Corvina: natural, fragrant, fresh … Continue reading

VINNATUR IS BACK AGAIN!

SOON ON SHOW AT VILLA FAVORITA (VICENZA- ITALY) ONE OF THE BIGGEST NATURAL WINE EVENTS VinNatur keeps growing. The new Procedure Guideline, biodiversity conservation and continuous research are some of VinNatur proactive projects. The chance to take a closer look is Villa Favorita, from 8th to 10th April in Sarego (Vicenza) with 170 producers from … Continue reading

46° PARALLELO MONOVARIETALE DI CASALIVA

Natural strength – Extra virgin olive oil The 46th parallel marks the northernmost area with an olive-growing tradition in the world – the northern Lake Garda area in Trentino – and Casaliva is its main native variety. The northern Lake Garda area in Trentino is an outdoor recreation destination where all types of outdoor sports … Continue reading

Terre rosse, extraordinary extra virgin olive oil from Azienda Agraria Hispellum

  Umbria, east of Tuscany and west of the Marche region, produces some of the best olive oils in Italy. This region has hilly terrain and great climate for growing olives. In this landscape the Azienda Agraria Hispellum produces the extra virgin olive oil Terre Rosse. For the agricoltural company the production of Terre Rosse … Continue reading

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