Port Declares 2016 Vintage

In Portugal’s Douro Valley, the home of world class Port, given its complexities of climate and topography vintages are always dissimilar. Therefore when the majority of Port houses declare a Vintage year it is worth taking note. Fine Wine & Liquors Magazine was invited to the 2016 Vintage Port preview tasting in San Francisco with the three main Port houses; Fladgate Partnership, Symington Family Estates and Quinta Do Noval, presenting 10 Ports. For the top Port houses declarations typically occur about three times a decade, every three to four years. However in the last decade nature helped produce four great declared vintages - 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2009 - and the most recent declaration in 2011.

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2018-09-01 17:26:00

A Changing Global Wine Scene, Where Globalization, Social Media and Chinese Market are Shaping New Relations

Steady changes in the global wine production and consumption, along with the deep impact of globalization in the wine industry are reshaping the way the industry behaves and the relation it has with clients and customers alike. In this process, China is getting an increased attention from producers and drinkers and setting the basis to be an essential player in the future--- Global wine trends: a review in figures; Globalization: a curse or a true opportunity for the wine industry?; In this changing global market, China has an increasingly important role to play...

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2018-09-01 11:41:00

Resilient Burgundy: Producers & Negociants Adapt and Respond to Ever Increasing Prices

Consumers and importers alike have been complaining for years about ever increasing Burgundy prices. Many reasons – both structural and circumstantial, explain this trend. However, even if the impact for the Burgundian industry is manifold, negociants and producers are adapting to the new market situation: Memories from the 90s,High Pressure on the Burgundian Industry ExplainsIncreasing Prices,When survival is at stake,Resilient Burgundy.

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2018-08-31 13:19:00

Market Suggestions of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco, Italy

Summary: Not so many Chinese know about Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG. Here are some suggestions to make it more famous and raise their sales in China. This article is the translation of the Chinese article《普洛塞克起泡酒的推广建议》published in Issue 88 of Fine Wine and Liquor.

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2018-08-08 14:32:00

Turkey: The Viticultural Power You Don't Know

You have to love a language whose nouns are decorated with a confetti of accents and whose ğ is silent–like a hockey referee separating clashing vowels. I’m talking Turkish here. Take, for instance, one of the country’s major indigenous red grape varieties called Őküzgözü (which translates as‘ox eye’).Not easy to pronounce; nor is its usual dancing partner Boğazkere,which also goes solo to make a wine the Turks call Büzbağ(remember the ğ is silent).

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2018-07-20 14:15:00