Tasting a Greek Spirit, a short practical guideTasting a Greek Spirit, a short practical guide

26 Jan, 2023

Tasting a Greek spirit. A short practical guide to tasting spirits. Preparation Avoid putting on your favourite perfume (girls) and no after shave (boys)In the beginning Fill the special tasting glass up to 1/3 of its contents.The temperature of the spirit should be about 25 C.If the temperature is higher, the smell of the alcohol becomes unpleasant, while lower, the intensity of the aromas is lost. Naked eyeWe tilt our glass on a white surface and observe the clarity and colour. Nose We then bring the glass close to our nose and inhale the air at the top of the...
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New Zealand Wine launches new brand essence and visual identity
New Zealand Wine launches new brand essence and visual identity

19 Jan, 2023

New Zealand Wine, Altogether Unique, is New Zealand Winegrowers’ new global brand platform, highlighting the New Zealand wine industry. Incorporating the latest consumer insights, New Zealand Winegrowers worked alongside creative agency Many Minds to define its brand essence and create an accompanying new visual identity. “The combination of New Zealand’s location, people, and climate is simply magic. There is nothing else like it on earth,” said Mike O’Sullivan, creative director, Many Minds. “There were key words that came back from the insights, like our people, nature, and purity, which formed the foundation pillars of the New Zealand Wine essence of...
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Wine and emotions: fruity, floral and spicy activate our deepest channels
Wine and emotions: fruity, floral and spicy activate our deepest channels

10 Jan, 2023

A project, between 7 Universities and 2 Research Institutes, develops a scientific protocol to study the correlations between molecules and feelings. Not only for the scores of the guides or the pairings with food, wine should also be chosen for the emotions it arouses us: a factor that apparently is not only subjective, but scientifically demonstrable. The International Academy of Sensory Analysis has brought together a team composed of experts from seven universities (Pisa, Brescia, Cattolica, Pavia, Udine, Turin and Tuscia) and two Research Institutes (Cnr-National Research Council and Centro Studi Assaggiatori) who have developed a test protocol and have...
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Italian sparkling wines: one billion bottles in 2022, worth 2.85 billion euros in production
Italian sparkling wines: one billion bottles in 2022, worth 2.85 billion euros in production

24 Dec, 2022

Record Italian sparkling wines: one billion bottles in 2022, worth 2.85 billion euros It will still be record-breaking holidays for Italian sparkling wines. In spite of inflation and the worrying geopolitical situation, Italian sparkling wines are about to return as protagonists on tables around the world. According to the Uiv-Ismea Observatory, in its usual analysis of sparkling wine consumption for the holidays, 341 million bottles of Italian sparkling wine will be uncorked between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, both in Italy (95 million) and, above all, abroad, which is increasingly witnessing Italian sparkling fever with 3/4 of total sales. Overall,...
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Prosecco arrives on Netflix, the three Consortia together for the first time in a commercial
Prosecco arrives on Netflix, the three Consortia together for the first time in a commercial

19 Dec, 2022

Prosecco Doc, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Docg and Asolo Docg protagonists of the short linked to the series "I hate Christmas", in the territory of denominations as sets The three denominations of the Prosecco territory, with their Consortia - Consorzio del Prosecco Doc, Consorzio Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Docg and Consorzio Docg Asolo Prosecco - come together for the first time (together with the Veneto Region) for a branded content project and land on Netflix: the Venetian bubbles are in fact the protagonists of the spot "Looking for Gianna in the places of I hate Christmas", linked to the TV series "I Hate...
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2022 harvest report from Crus Bourgeois du Médoc
2022 harvest report from Crus Bourgeois du Médoc

15 Dec, 2022

Crus Bourgeois du Médoc, a family of châteaux on the Left Bank of Bordeaux, is pleased to share their experience with the 2022 harvest and what consumers can expect. Overall, winegrowers report a great harvest with standard yields. "We had a very, very good harvest, with magnificent sunshine and a great team and atmosphere," said Allison Poher, Sales Manager at Château Biston Brillette. "The grapes are délicieux!" Harvest started early for some due to the sun and heat, but generally ran from mid-August through September. For Château Fontis in the Médoc appellation, harvest went from August 21 - September 27,...
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Panettone-mania, the "great binge" of the dessert that from legend is becoming legendary
Panettone-mania, the "great binge" of the dessert that from legend is becoming legendary

13 Dec, 2022

The story is like a Christmas fairy tale (as he tells in the first person on Spotify). The variants? From that of the Duomo of Milan to that for peace! its origins are mysterious, but its success is increasingly a certainty. Thanks to endless artisan variations that never cease to surprise, the result of continuous research on leavening and raw materials - increasingly salty - that every year, with hours and hours of work to achieve the perfect balance, allow you to raise the bar of quality: starred, multi-handed, branded, limited edition, from Guinness, with wine as an ingredient and...
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ProWein also consecrates non-alcoholic wine, which will be the protagonist in the "World of Zero" area
ProWein also consecrates non-alcoholic wine, which will be the protagonist in the "World of Zero" area

29 Nov, 2022

Non-alcoholic wines, after having experienced, between 2021 and 2022, the definitive consecration of the markets, are destined, according to the report "No- and Low-Alcohol Strategic Study 2022" by IWSR, to a growth in consumption of 20% per year from now to 2025. A category on which the spotlight and the interest of companies have been lit, especially because to drive their success - in the wine sector as in that of beer and ready-to-drink - is the most difficult and most precious generation to conquer, that of those who are 20-30 years old. Producers such as the historic South Tyrolean...
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Dom Pérignon-Lady Gaga, a matter of brand
Dom Pérignon-Lady Gaga, a matter of brand

23 Nov, 2022

Exclusive party in Los Angeles for the Champagne Dom Pérignon signed Lady Gaga The singer did the honors, together with the chef de cave of the Maison, to present the Rosé Vintage 2008 Lady Gaga Limited Edition An exclusive evening, at the Sheats-Goldstein Residence in Los Angeles, with singer Lady Gaga to do the honors to present the Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2008 Lady Gaga Limited Edition. Together with her the chef de cave of Dom Pérignon, Vincent Chaperon, who welcomed personalities of the caliber of Billy Porter, Anderson. Paak, Alexandra Daddario, Cindy Bruna, Maurizio Cattelan, Stefano Seletti, Paco Leon,...
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Bourgogne, the vintage 2022: Generous and promising
Bourgogne, the vintage 2022: Generous and promising

15 Nov, 2022

The 2022 vintage encapsulates what Bourgogne does best: Generosity and promise! After three years of quality without quantity, with yields impacted by weather events, it is certainly welcome, taking some of the pressure off sales and allowing stocks to be built back up. Despite some small disparities depending on the varietal, the vines stood up pretty well to some rather extreme weather and were able to take advantage of the slightest rainfall. As the wines begin the ageing process in cellars stacked up to three barrels high, winemakers and négociants are happy because the 2022 vintage is certain to seduce...
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Faces of Xinomavro grape variety
Faces of Xinomavro grape variety

01 Nov, 2022

On the occasion of the International Xinomavro Day on November 1st, we host for one week the views of oenologists, winemakers and tourism people from the four PDO wine growing regions. Naoussa, Goumenissa, Amyndeon and Rapsani. Vasilis Vaimakis Xinomavro Amyndeon is a multi-dynamic variety with high acidity, multi-talented and perhaps the most extensive variety in Greece. Its structure is helped firstly by the soil of Amyndeon, because it is very well drained and has a lot of calcium, which has not been leached. Secondly and most importantly, temperatures in summer do not rise too high. The climate is influenced by...
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Harvest  2022 Heraklion: Unusual August rainfall affected production volume
Harvest 2022 Heraklion: Unusual August rainfall affected production volume

19 Oct, 2022

Harvest 2022 Heraklion: Unusual August rainfall affected production volume The 2022 growing season is characterised by strong variations in climatic conditions. In particular, the winter was cold but mild until February, but the spring of 2022 was very interesting, starting in March with several snowfalls, while afterwards it was mild with relative dryness in some places. Finally Summer was very strange with gusty winds in places with relative dryness and heavy rainfall towards the end of the summer. The low spring temperatures combined with continuous snowfall led to a delayed start of the growing season, resulting initially in delayed bud...
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Harvest News from Ioannina. 2022 is a remarkable year
Harvest News from Ioannina. 2022 is a remarkable year

18 Oct, 2022

The year started with sufficient rainfall, sufficient to supply the soil with water, so that germination developed normally. The spring ran smoothly, with no climatic outbreaks and no damage. The light in the vineyards was excellent, which meant that there was very little need for plant protection products. During the summer months, temperatures were at normal seasonal levels, resulting in a smooth ripening of the native varieties.September started smoothly, as did the harvest, which was carried out under normal conditions until the end of September. Debina and Vlachiko ripened well, with an average sugar content of 12,5 The new wine...
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Harvest 2022 Samos .The favorable climatic conditions contributed to an excellent year and the rich aromatic potential of Muscat.
Harvest 2022 Samos .The favorable climatic conditions contributed to an excellent year and the rich aromatic potential of Muscat.

13 Oct, 2022

The weather conditions that prevailed in the current wine growing season were favourable and contributed to the production both quantitatively and qualitatively to be at very good levels and to the absence of problems from diseases . The prolonged drought (the last significant rainfall in Samos occurred on 5 March) accelerated the ripening process without creating problems in production. Harvesting began at the beginning of August and was completed on 29 September. Throughout this period the temperature and humidity conditions were ideal and contributed to the gradual ripening of the grapes. There were no high temperatures, so there was no...
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International Chefs Day, 20th October 2022
International Chefs Day, 20th October 2022

19 Sep, 2022

Each year on October 20th, we celebrate International Chefs Day. Since its creation, by the Late Chef Dr. Bill Gallagher in 2004, Worldchefs has committed to using International Chefs Day to celebrate our noble profession, always remembering that it is our duty to pass on our knowledge and culinary skills to the next generation of chefs with a sense of pride and commitment to the future. Over the past years, Worldchefs has partnered with Nestlé Professional to teach children around the globe about the importance of healthy eating by hosting fun-filled workshops worldwide. In 2021 we were all still limited...
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Discover the authentic taste of Santorini
Discover the authentic taste of Santorini

09 Jun, 2022

For the vineyard of Santorini thousands of pages and reviews have been written worldwide. We summarize them as follows: The vineyard of Santorini makes us proud, a unique terroir, the only one in Greece that has not experienced phylloxera and remained untouched. The wines of Santorini cannot be compared to any other wine in Greece or Europe because they are unique. And this uniqueness is defined by the volcanic soil and the climate that leads to low yields. Vines in Santorini trained into the traditional basket shape.The most important white variety of the island is Assyrtiko and to a lesser...
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Oblivio and rebirth of an ancient grape variety
Oblivio and rebirth of an ancient grape variety

06 Jun, 2022

The Timorasso, grape variety Piedmont is a traditionally “red” region, just over 60% of the wine produced there is indeed red. White wine, in constant growth until 2017 when it reached 46% of the wine produced in the region, has experienced a decline in recent years which has brought it, in 2020, to 39% of total production. The most widespread white grape variety is Moscato, followed by Barbera and which, with approximately 10,000 hectares, represents around 22% of the regional vineyard. Cortese, being the fifth most cultivated grape variety in the region, occupies a good position, with 2,600 hectares of...
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Asolo Prosecco DOCG, discover  a miraculous grape variety
Asolo Prosecco DOCG, discover a miraculous grape variety

30 May, 2022

Mondial des Vins Blancs Strasbourg has a tradition of making you discover at each edition the particularities of a country and its vineyard. This year, Italy is in the spotlight. There would be so much to say! They have decided to offer you a mosaic of Italian wine news thanks to the collaboration of our transalpine expert judges, like Annie Martin-Stefanatto, international jugde and Chevalier du Tastevin We invite you to a journey to the heart of Asolo Prosecco DOCG, to discover a miraculous grape variety and know more about the profession and association of “enotecari”. Dai, andiamoCi ! Eighty...
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Venetsanos Winery & Mondial des Vins Blancs Strasbourg 2022, the ideal pairing
Venetsanos Winery & Mondial des Vins Blancs Strasbourg 2022, the ideal pairing

27 May, 2022

The vineyard of Santorini makes us proud, a unique terroir, the only one in Greece that has not experienced phylloxera and remained untouched. The wines of Santorini cannot be compared to any other wine in Greece or Europe because they are unique. And this uniqueness is defined by the volcanic soil and the climate that leads to low yields. Vines in Santorini trained into the traditional basket shape.The most important white variety of the island is Assyrtiko and to a lesser extent, Aidani and Athiri. Of the red varieties, we can find Mandilaria.The tourist value of Santorini is known to...
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Venetsanos Winery & Feminalise 2022, the ideal pairing
Venetsanos Winery & Feminalise 2022, the ideal pairing

05 Apr, 2022

The vineyard of Santorini makes us proud, a unique terroir, the only one in Greece that has not experienced phylloxera and remained untouched. The wines of Santorini cannot be compared to any other wine in Greece or Europe because they are unique. And this uniqueness is defined by the volcanic soil and the climate that leads to low yields. Vines in Santorini trained into the traditional basket shape.The most important white variety of the island is Assyrtiko and to a lesser extent, Aidani and Athiri. Of the red varieties, we can find Mandilaria. The tourist value of Santorini is known...
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