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  • Wine Enthusiast Top 100
    Wine Enthusiast Top 100December 5, 2008
    The Must-Have Wines of 2008 According to the Wine Enthusiast Magazine Editors.

    The ten Italian wines which made the Wine Enthusiast list are all from Tuscany. We are very surprised that no Piedmont, Veneto, or Apulia wines, to mention just three major Italian production regions, made the list.
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  • Rimini Fiera Presents Four Wine and Food Trade Shows
    MIA 2009November 10, 2008
    From February 14 to 17, 2009, Rimini Fiera presents four important food appointments: Read More Back to Top

  • Marino, Italy: Quality Wines Pours from the Faucet
    October 15, 2008
    KoreaEvery year Marino, a town south of Rome in the Castelli Romani (Roman Castles) wine-producing zone, celebrates the Sagra dell'Uva (Grape Festival), an annual event held at the end of the harvest, by routing the new wine to an ornate fountain in the main square of town.

    This year however, citizens and visitors who gathered around the fountain with jugs, canteens, goblets and and beakers in hand, waited in vain for the yearly "miracle" to be performed by the local administration's engineers who, thanks to the the town's creative plumbing running below the streets, manage this feat.
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  • ISMEA / UIV 2008 Italian Wine Production Forecast: Part 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6
    September 7, 2008
    Italia dei ViniArticle in six parts presenting the projection by ISMEA – Unione Italiana Vini about Italian wine production, which sees the volume up 7%, but does not recoup the whole amount decreased in 2007.

    Italian wine production is expected to be around 46 million hectoliters (over 1,215 million gallons), with the boot split substantially in two main areas: the South marks a substantial recoup over 2007, while the Northern regions repeat the low production values of last year. Quality-wise, the expectations are from good to excellent.

    The 2008 harvest will be more generous compared to the previous year, though it will not reach the 2006 output. This is as much as the second reconnaissance on the field by ISMEA (Servizi per il Mercato Agricolo, or Services for the Agricultural Markets) and the Unione Italiana Vini (UIV, or Italian Wine Union) reveals. The projections point to 46 million hectoliters, or 7% increase over the 43 million reported by ISTAT (Italy's National Institute of Statistics) in 2007.
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  • Bottle Shock: Here Come the Next Sideways
    August 10, 2008
    L'Emilia da Bere 2008 – 2009Bottle Shock, the movie inspired by the true story of Calistoga's Chateau Montelena, the winery which was brought back to life by passionate amateur wine producer, Jim Barrett, and the first place that his wine took at the famed 1976, Paris Wine Tasting. On that occasion, wines from California beat out French wines at home, in a historic blind tasting whose results, which also surprised the international jurors, put California wines on the world map at once and almost single handedly.
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  • L'Emilia da Bere 2008 – 2009Eighty Four Excellente Wines from Emilia Romagna 2008 – 2009
    July 15, 2008
    Herein we provide the complete list including the 84 'excellent wines' from Emilia Romagna. The wines were selected by the tasters of the Emilia and Romagna AIS (Associazione Italiana Sommeliers, or Italian Association of Sommeliers) and awarded during the presentation of the fifth edition of the guides entitled La Romagna da Bere (Romagna to Drink) and L'Emilia da Bere (Emilia to Drink) 2008 - 2009.
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  • Cena con l'Importatore at Fratello's Restaurant
    June 27, 2008
    Cena con l'ImportatoreThursday, June 26, 2008, at Fratello's Restaurant, in San Jose, California, the first dinner of the series A Cena con l'Importatore (Dinner with the Importer), organized with the assistance of WineCountry.IT, the California-based organization which promotes, imports and distributes in the US wines, specialty foods and accessories from small boutique Italian producers associated with the Italian Flavor Consortium, took place.
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  • Brunello di Montalcino: Established the 'Guarantee Board' and Other Unprecedented Control Measures
    June 8, 2008
    MontalcinoOn May 30, 2008, the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino (Consortium of the Brunello di Montalcino Wine) distributed a press release stating that a large majority of Brunello producers voted in favor of the introduction of analytical technologies and methods to guarantee the integrity of the best known Italian DOCG red wines.
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  • Open Contest to Lease Vineyards in the Todi area of Italy
    May 9, 2008
    TodiDr. Bruno Severi, president of the Consolazione ETAB, located at 6, Piazza Umberto I in Todi, in the province of Perugia, announced the intention of the company to lease some agricultural property cultivated with vineyards in the municipalities of Todi and Duesanti, through an open public contest procedure.
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  • Piedmontese Quality Wine, Food and Design at the Conquest of New York
    April 17, 2008
    La GirondaThe Italian association Confartigianato Imprese Torino organized an ideal journey among the most typical and refined products from the Piedmont region in New York. Two internationally known chefs, Alfredo Russo and Pier Bussetti, introduced the perfumes and innovative flavors of wines, vinegars, rice, coffee, bread sticks, pasta, sauces, liquors, pastry and chocolate, of this regional cuisine. This event also offered the opportunity to showcase the design projects realized by the students of Turin's Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design (IAAD, or Institute of Applied Art and Design).
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  • Marketing European Wine: Resources for Small Producers
    March 20, 2008
    European VineyardsThe European wine sector is an ancient one and part of Europe's distinct cultural heritage, as well as contributing strongly to the European economy. In February 2007, MEPs backed the idea of protecting the historical and cultural position of European wine production. The average holding per estate is less than 2 hectares (Eurostat Farm Structure Survey 1999-2000 – within the single states this ranges from 6 hectares in France to less than 1 in Italy). In addition, many wine producers are very small estates or family businesses, making wine as a craft, rather than industrial production. Some producers are located in regions with few other economic alternatives, thus the possible loss of wine production may create economic hardship, in addition to landscape deterioration and soil erosion.
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  • Vino Italiano @ San Francisco's Apartment 24
    March 16, 2008
    Vino Italiano @ San Francisco's Apartment 24 Following the success of the 2007 Italian wine tasting, Don Davis, principal of Uncorked Events, decided to repeat the Vino Italiano experience in San Francisco. WineCountry.IT participated with a selection of Italian wines from the company wine portfolio.

    The venue is the same as last year, at 440 Broadway Street, in San Francisco (phone: 415 989 3434), but the name and decor is very different. Last year's Dolce has become Apartment 24, and where last year's decor featured soothing dark greens and brown colors, the new Apartment 24 walls are decorated with trippy black, white, and gold motifs.
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  • Barbera d'Asti and del Monferrato Superiore Upgraded to DOCG
    February 16, 2008
    The Barbera d'Asti and the Barbera del Monferrato Superiore were upgraded from DOC to DOCG on February 12, 2008, in Rome, by the Comitato Nazionale Tutela Vini a Denominazione d'Origine (National Committee for the Protection of DOC Wines). The new recognition will be applied starting with the 2008 vintage. The production rules have been approved as they were originally formulated in the application for the upgrade.
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  • Monte-Carlo Wine Festival:
    International Wine Tasting – Wine, Culture and Life

    January 31, 2008
    Hotel Méridien Beach PlazaOn February 23, 24, and 25, 2008, at the prestigious Hotel Méridien Beach Plaza of Monte-Carlo, in the elegant environment of the Principality of Monaco, the first Monte-Carlo Wine Festival takes place.

    The festival offers an upscale location and serious business opportunities to producers, international distributors, and all professionals dealing with the wine world.
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  • Korea's Taste for Expensive Wines On the Rise
    January 15, 2008
    KoreaIn 2007 wine became the year's best selling alcoholic beverages on the in the South Korean market.

    The Asian country imported $143 million (see up-to-date value in other currencies) of wine in 2007, marking a solid increase of 61.9% in value from the previous year, announced the Korea International Trade Association, which also highlighted the fact that this is the highest percentage growth registered in the past five years for this product.
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