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Friday read: The future looks bright for ambitious Garda DOC

Published:  24 June, 2022

With prices rising for wines from top Italian DOCs and other producers – thanks to high demand and prices coupled with the collapse in sterling – these are tough times for the UK wine trade, with the pressure on margins tougher than ever.

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Great Whites: in-depth analysis of Italian white wines

Published:  15 June, 2022

Who hasn’t had a love affair with Italian wines? It’s a rite of passage for any true wine lover. Before heading off to the extremes of Chile or the slopes of the Mosel or Douro, wine buffs tend to fall into the arms of Piedmont, Tuscany and Etna. With so much varietal and stylistic diversity, it’s easy to be carried away by the sheer breadth – and to be very promiscuous with – Italy’s array of choice.

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EPI acquires iconic Chianti Classico estate, Isole e Olena

Published:  06 June, 2022

Following the acquisition of Biondi-Santi in Montalcino in 2017, EPI is strengthening its presence in Italy with the addition of a leading Tuscan estate.

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Garda DOC Consortium seeks higher profile in UK market

Published:  09 May, 2022

The president of the Garda DOC Consortium, Paolo Fiorini, has announced plans to raise awareness of the region’s wines in the UK, following a study undertaken by Wine Intelligence.

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Tommasi extends reach to Etna

Published:  21 April, 2022

Valpolicella-based Tommasi Family Estates has continued its spread throughout Italy with its latest acquisition of a winery and vineyards on the slopes of Mount Etna.

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New UK campaign for 2022 for Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Published:  07 April, 2022

The Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is continuing its investment in the UK market with a new activity programme for 2022, managed by Swirl Wine Group.

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New oak can “pollute” Italian varieties, says Tenuta di Ghizzano

Published:  07 April, 2022

Tuscan winegrowers are increasingly eschewing new oak for alternatives like amphora, older barrels and maturation in stainless/concrete, according to a leading estate in the region.

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Bordeaux and Rioja intertwined as ever at BEIWE event in Haro

Published:  25 March, 2022

The Barrio de la Estación International Wine Encounter (BEIWE) combined two great wine regions, Rioja and Bordeaux, as five hundred wine professionals visited the historic Haro Station District for a tasting to remember.

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Vinitaly Academy launches Buyer Program in the UK

Published:  15 March, 2022

Vinitaly International Academy, the educational arm of the Verona show which aims to showcase the breath and diversity of the Italian peninsula, is launching a brand new focus in the UK.

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Alto Adige’s first female winemaker, Elena Walch, joins Armit’s portfolio

Published:  08 March, 2022

Italian icon Elena Walch is the latest producer to join UK importer and distributor Armit Wines. 

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Casa E di Mirafiore joins the Bancroft Portfolio

Published:  25 February, 2022

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Woodwinters expands Italian portfolio

Published:  15 February, 2022

Leading importer Woodwinters has become the exclusive UK distributor for Sordo wines.

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Q&A: Raffaele Boscaini Masi

Published:  03 February, 2022

Raffaele Boscaini, seventh-generation coordinator of the Masi Technical Group and marketing director of Masi Agricola, explains to Andrew Catchpole what makes this leading Italian family producer tick

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Prosecco opens doors for Italy

Published:  12 January, 2022

David Kermode delves into the world of Italian sparklers as the category covers new ground, from the march of rosé Prosecco to the increasingly popular high-quality fizzes of Franciacorta and Trento.

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Friday read: Prosecco DOC Rosé's future prospects

Published:  26 November, 2021

After years of intense lobbying by producers, the Prosecco Consortium finally allowed blended sparkling wine styles to be bottled under the 'Prosecco DOC Rosé' designation in 2020. Exports began in November last year, although there have been reports of a Pinot Noir shortage in 2021. Nevertheless, the category has got off to a flying start, with buoyant sales and an enthusiastic consumer reception. But how sustainable is this growth, and will it affect sales of 'ordinary' Prosecco?

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Prosecco Superiore Consorzio appoints new director

Published:  18 November, 2021

Leading agricultural scientist Diego Tomasi has been appointed as the new director of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG.

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Carson & Carnevale Wines becomes UK distributor for Tuscany’s San Giusto a Rentennano

Published:  14 October, 2021

London-based wine importer and wholesaler Carson & Carnevale Wines (C&C Wines) has been appointed as the UK importer and distributor for Tuscany’s San Giusto a Rentennano.

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Alto Adige producing Cabernet Sauvignon to “rival Bordeaux”

Published:  16 September, 2021

Rising temperatures are encouraging winegrowers in Italy’s Alto Adige region to plant more Bordeaux varieties that had previously struggled to ripen, according to a leading producer.

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C&C looks to Alto Adige and Sicily for new additions

Published:  16 August, 2021

London-based wine importer and wholesaler Carson & Carnevale Wines (C&C) has been appointed the UK agent for Alto Adige’s Kellerei St Pauls coop and Sicily’s Assuli winery, as it continues to push beyond the channel-orientated struggles of the past 18 months.

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Prosecco elects new president

Published:  26 July, 2021

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has elected a new president, Elvira Maria Bortolomiol.

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