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  • Fourth Vinitaly India 2010
    December 18, 2009
    Vinitaly India 2010In addition to presenting Italian quality wines from various regions of the Italian peninsula, including Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Tuscany, and Sardinia, among others, for the first time, this year Vinitaly India 2010 will introduce quality olive oil produced by estate members of the Consorzio Olivicolo Italiano (UNAPROL, or Consortium of Italian Olive Oil Producers), as well.
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  • Vinibuoni d'Italia 2010
    November 8, 2009
    Vinibuoni d'Italia 2010The guide published is by Touring Club Italiano and dedicated to Italian wines made with native grapes. Fot it, 18,000 wines were tasted, over 4,000 of which are presented and reviewed in the guide.

    On November 7, 2009, at an event held at teatro Puccini, (Puccini Theater) during the opening day of the Merano International Wine Festival, the eighth annual guide entitled Vinibuoni d'Italia 2010 (Good Wines of Italy 2010), published by the Touring Club Italiano, was presented to the press and the general public.
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  • Simai 2009Beverage Market: 2008 Budget and New Trends
    October 19, 2009
    From November 24 to 28, 2009, the 23rd annual Simei, (Salone Internazionale delle Macchine per Enologia e Imbottigliamento, or International Salon for Enology and Bottling Machinery,) will take place in Milan, and the first reports about the state of the beverage industry highlight changes in the market trends.
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  • Drink IndustryI relandOctober 6, 2009: Borsa Vini in Dublin, Ireland
    September 17, 2009
    The 2009 Borsa Vini takes place this year on Tuesday, October 6, at the Hilton Hotel in Charlemont Place, Dublin. Organized by the Italian Trade Commission, this Italian Wine Fair will allow trade and press the opportunity to taste a comprehensive range of Italian wines at a tasting running from 11 AM until 6 PM.
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  • 2009 Wine handbookUS Wine Consumption Continues to Grow
    September 16, 2009
    Overall wine consumption in the U.S. rose 0.9% in 2008 to 294.7 million 9-liter cases, according to the Beverage Information Group's recently released 2009 Wine Handbook. Although the growth rate has slowed slightly, this marks the fifteenth consecutive year of case gains. Due to the current recessionary environment, consumers have become more frugal with their purchases, trading down toward value-priced wines both on-and off-premises.
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  • FranceFrance is the Top Wine Producer Once Again While Sales Drop 25%
    August 29, 2009
    On Thursday, August 27, 2009, the Federation des Exportateurs de Vin et Spiritueux de France (FEVS, or Federation of French Exporters of Wines and Spirits) announced that in the first half of the year exports totaled €3.28 billion, down from €4.35 billion (see values in other currencies) in the same period last year, with a plunge of over 25%.
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  • WineCountry.IT DeskVino Italiano 2009
    August 2, 2009
    The spectacular view of the San Francisco Bay, from Alcatraz to the sandy beach which runs from the end of Fisherman's Wharf to the Fort Mason compound, provided an evocative frame to the event, for the pleasure and enjoyment of the roghly 250 young wine lovers and connoisseurs who pre-paid $45, or $50 at the door.
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  • AmphoraeFive Ancient Roman Shipwrecks Found Off Italy Coast -- July 27, 2009
    On Friday, July 24, 2009, Italian officials said that much of the cargo found in five shipwrecks between 1,600 and 1,900 years old, submerged below 100 to 150 meters (about 330 to 490 feet) of water off the tiny island of Ventotene, between Rome and Naples, is largely intact.
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  • Vignaria: Open Window on Quality Wine and Food from Lombardy
    June 29, 2009
    November 21 and 22, 2009, at the Parco Esposizioni Novegro (Novegro Exhibition Park) in Milano Linate, the first annual event entitled Vignaria featuring quality regional wine and food items.
    Parco Esposizioni Novegro
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  • Sacramento Italian Wine and Food Festival Cancelled
    May 16, 2009
    Carmichael, CaliforniaIn yet another sign of the current state of the economy in California, Sunday, May 17, 2009, it was luci spente (lights out) for the Annual Wine and Food Festival organized in Carmichael, California, by the Sacramento Italian Cultural Society.
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  • Wine Shipment to Consumers Legalized in Kansas
    KansasApril 23, 2009
    Many states allow the practice, which has led to the popularity of online wine stores and numerous wine clubs. Until now though, Kansas was leery of uncorking a law which some lawmakers feared could lead to underage alcohol consumption.
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  • Il Veneto, Noialtri e il VinoVeneto, Noialtri e il Vino awarded 'Best Book on European Wine' and 'Best Wine Photography Book'
    March 17, 2009
    The book entitled 'Il Veneto, Noialtri e il Vino' ('Veneto, Ourselves and the Wine') participated in the 'Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2008' and won the Italian categories for:
    • Best Book on European Wine
    • Best Wine Photography Book
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  • Cork TreeAmorim Cork Listed Among the Top 'Green Companies' in the World
    March 15, 2009
    From the environmental point of view, cork is the best wine stopper.
    According to authoritative British wine magazine The Drink Business, Portuguese cork wine stopper producer Amorim is among the top 50 'green companies' in the world, that is, firms which produce respecting the environment. The world leader wine stopper producer is the only company worldwide to make the list in this category.
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  • Fenavinho Brasil 2009: National Wine Festival Celebrates Italian Immigration to the South of Brazil
    Costruzione delle cisterne per il vino nella tenuta di Guerino Bianco, 1913January 12, 2009
    Who said that Brazil does not produce good wines? There are actually some excellent ones, especially in the della Serra Gaúcha region, in the south of Brazil, which was widely colonized by Italian immigrants, most arriving from the north of Italy. The educated wine lover has the opportunity to discover Brazilian wines during the Fenavinho Brasil 2009, or the National Wine Festival, an event promoted every other year which brings all the major vintners in the country together.
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