July is the journalist from Fine Wine and Liquor magazine in China. In 2016 she visited Collio in Italy and wrote a Chinese report about it. This English article is the translated version of this report. In 2017 her report got the "Best Italian journalistic article informative" award in the XII edition of the Collio Prize organized by the Consorzio Tutela Vini Collio [Consortium For The Protection of Wines from Collio], in collaboration with the University of Udine, MIB School of Management and ARGA Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Some wines can be enjoyed immediately upon release, while others need to be waited for a long time before they can be enjoyed. What makes that certain bottles evolve differently than others? What are the structural elements of the wine that do explain the ageing potential of a wine? Depending on the kind of wine - be it white, red, sparkling or fortified - the answers to the ageing potential of a wine will be different and closely linked to the way the winemaker will vinify.
When most wine-drinkers think of Piedmont, they think of red wines like Barolo, Barbaresco, Ruché and Barbera d’Asti. However, this region -- specifically the area around the city of Asti -- is the home of wonderful Italian sparkling wines made with the local, aromatic white grape Moscato. In fact, Asti is the first region in Italy to produce commercial sparkling wines, over 150 years ago.
Marcus Ford is a wine expert and businessman living in China（Shanghai）for years, who was appointed as WINES OF SOUTH AFRICA (WOSA) Asia Market Manager in Autumn 2018. Here is the interview to him from Fine Wine And Liquor magazine.
This is a short interview by Fine Wine And Liquor magazine with Carlos Tortola, chief economic & commercial counselor of the Embassy of Spain Consulate General (Guangzhou).Fine Wine And Liquor: If you use one word or a sentence to describe Spanish Wines, what is it? Carlos Tortola: I use diversity, tradition and quality to describe Spanish wines.