Scotch Whisky tourism saw record numbers of visitors in 2017, with 1.9 million visits to Scotch Whisky distilleries from tourists from all over the world as well as from across the UK.
Entries open this week for one of the biggest bursary awards in the international trade; the £8,000 Geoffrey Roberts Award which commemoratesthe life and work of the late Geoffrey Roberts, a pioneering importer of top quality New World wines into the UK. The awardtakes place every two years and is open to anyone internationally who has a genuine commitment to a project or campaign to further the cause of New World wines or wines from Emerging Regions.
From 9–11 June, 15,000 visitors from nearly fifty countries came to Vienna to attend the twentieth-anniversary edition of VieVinum featuring some 550 Austrian winegrowers and this year’s guest country Switzerland. The international trade visitors, who came to VieVinum at the invitation of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB), held this (likely) loveliest wine fair in the world in high esteem.
The 2018 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB), the world’s only touring wine competition which is dubbed as “The United Nations of Fine Wines”, has just concluded in Beijing of China. During the three-day period (May 11 – 13, 2018), the CMB’s panel of judges was having a busy task to taste 9,000+ wines for selecting the award winners of various categories. The crown of laurel for the “closure” category that all the wines participated was won by a widely expected closure type – cork stopper.
The former Grosslage (large collective vineyard site) ‘Rosalia’, located south of the Leitha Range in Burgenland, is set to become Austria’s next DAC winegrowing region.