As of this date, Austria has a tenth specific DAC wine-growing region: Schilcherland DAC in the west of the federal state of Steiermark (Styria), formerly known as ‘Weststeiermark’. Here, the red wine variety Blauer Wildbacher is vinified into a rosé wine called Schilcher.
Christie’s auction house has been running the sale since 2005 alongside the Hospices de Beaune, bringing the international scope the event deserves. In addition to being an auction, the weekend is also a cultural occasion since Bourgogne wine is a primordial part of French culture. Over the space of a few days, the spotlight will shine on a very small winegrowing region (accounting for just 0.4% of world production), yet one with a global reputation.
Chianti returns to the U.S. in great style, with two seminars in Chicago and San Francisco, on 23 and 25 October, at “Simply Italian Great Wines US”. Consorzio Vino Chianti, in its ninetieth anniversary, will be centring the two analyses on the role of defence of the association which works behind the scenes to protect the brand against falsification and non-conformity, also guaranteeing its origin.
Undoubtedly an intense summer for Tolaini winery. A difficult harvest, but top results are being seen this year thanks to careful maintenance in the vineyards and also due to the hard work put forth in past years.
World War Two whisky amongst rarest in the world: Seventy-year-old Glenlivet 1943 by Gordon & MacPhail commemorates key date in wartime history. An exceptionally rare wartime cask from 1943 has been unveiled as one of the oldest and most exclusive single malt whiskies in the world.