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The News section is dedicated to keeping our readers abreast of all latest news related to the world of enology and the global wine market. The global village is today's reality and, in order to be successful and competitive in business, it is more than ever necessary to compete with international realities.

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  • Lambrusco, or The 'Emilian Paradox'
    December 26, 2006
    Lambrusco di Reggio Emilia In 1999 the Consortium of Lambrusco from Modena and Reggio Emilia, and the Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna (Emilia Romagna Regional Wine Bar) decided to commission an anonymous detailed analysis of components with possible vascular-protective characteristics in four Lambrusco samples.

    The research was organized by Professor Carlo Fernandez and was awarded to the Istituto Mario Negri Sud, the world renowned center for pharmacological and biomedical research.
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  • Fraud: Italian Wine Table Ready to be Sold as DOC
    December 14, 2006
    Pouring wineA blitz by the Corpo Forestale dello Stato (an Italian branch of police in charge of agricultural- and food-related frauds) brought checks and seizures in various wineries in the provinces of Ravenna and Bologna, as well in the Piedmont, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions.
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  • Vinitaly China 2006
    November 26, 2006
    Vinitaly China 2006Vinitaly China 2006, held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center from November 23, to 25, 2006, opened with a ceremony, in the presence of the Italian Minister of Agriculture, Paolo De Castro, the chief representative of Italian Trade Committee in Shanghai, the deputy mayor of Shanghai, the leader of the Council for the Promotion Of International Trade Shanghai (CPIT SH), various Italian wine exhibitors, representative of the Chinese and international wine industry media, and professional buyers.
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  • Josko Gravner's Georgian Amphorae
    November 3, 2006
    Anfore GeorgianeGeorgian amphorae with a capacity of about 2,500 liters (around 660 gallons), lay in the yard of the Gravner estate. They will be buried in the cantina (winery), then filled with new wine, which will be left to ripen as it used to be done thousands of years ago, when ancient Greeks and Romans were the winemakers.
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  • DUEMILAVINI 2007: Awarded the Cinque Grappoli (Five Bunches)
    October 5, 2006
    Duemilavini 2007Here we provide, region by region, the Italian wines which were awarded the Cinque Grappoli (Five Bunches) from the jury of professional sommeliers who, all together, tasted over 15,000 wines. They first selected about 800 finalists, then assigned the Cinque Grappoli to 295 wines, produced by 265 different estates. The result is DUEMILAVINI 2007 Italian Wine Guide, presented to the press on November 3, 2006.
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  • Clarifications by Anton Volpini de Maestri Verpackungs Gmbh
    August 18, 2006
    VinotopFollowing the publication last month of an article about the ruling by the European Patent Office in favor of US-based Nomacorc, in the dispute with the European Anton Volpini de Maestri Verpackungs Gmbh, the latter contacted us requesting the publication of the following clarifications.
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  • Drink Less and Better, Thanks in Part to the AIS
    July 20, 2006
    Associazione Italiana SommelierThe fact that 40% of the over 30,000 AIS (Associazione Italiana Sommeliers, or Italian Association of Sommeliers) are young adults, suggests that the culture of wine and responsible drinking is spreading among the younger generation of Italian.
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  • European Patent Office Recognizes the Validity of Nomacorc's Patent
    July 6, 2006
    NomacorcThere is not a geometrical layout to these vineyards, but rather the crossing of curving lines of vines, which faithfully follow the profile of the hills and lead the eye beyond the horizon, reaching further than the emotion which takes the breath away.
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  • MiWineVilla Cafaggio: The Soul and Body of the Chianti Classico
    June 23, 2006
    There is not a geometrical layout to these vineyards, but rather the crossing of curving lines of vines, which faithfully follow the profile of the hills and lead the eye beyond the horizon, reaching further than the emotion which takes the breath away.
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  • The Second MiWine in Milan, Italy
    MiWineMay 12, 2006
    MiWine, the professional exhibition of quality wine and spirits, is preparing for its second event, which will be held in the Portello Halls of the Fiera Milano (Milan Trade Show Center), from June 12, to 14, 2006.
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  • Castellari Bergaglio's Gavi Wines Presented at Ottimista Enoteca-Café
    March 18, 2006
    Castellari Bergaglio at Ottimista Enoteca-CaféAs a side event to the premiere of Italia Gourmet Show / Italian Flavor Forum IV, WineCountry.IT organized a presentation of the truly superior, single vineyards and aged Castellari Bergaglio's white Gavi wines. at trendy wine bar Ottimista Enoteca- Café, located at 1838 Union Street in San Francisco. In addition to myself, Marco Bergaglio, owner and winemaker of Castellari Bergaglio Winery, who introduced the wines, WineCountry.IT broker Michelle Keene and Christian Lepori, owner of SaporItalia and WineCountry.IT' Italian chief of marketing, attended the presentation.
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  • Weekend della DegustazioneWeekend della Degustazione
    (WED, or Tasting Weekend)

    February 11, 2006
    After an encouraging debut abroad, in Lugano, Switzerland, the Weekend della Degustazione returns once again to its traditional location, Milan's Spazio Pelota in Palermo Street.
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  • India'Vinitaly' in India
    January 24, 2006
    For the first time ever 'Vinitaly' travels to in India. The most important Italian wine exhibition opened its doors in New Delhi and Mumbai from January 11th to the 21st, with more than 60 producers presenting some of the best Italian wines to the Indian market.
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