On April 20, 2015 an historic event took place in Champagne: Handmade Vintage Sparkling wines gathered together to present to an international audience their vision of excellence. The owners of Raventos, Ca' del Bosco, Gusbourne and Domaine de la Taille aux Loups were invited by Champagne Henri Giraud to explain all the work that goes on behind the scenes to create Handmade Vintage Sparkling wines. This long road of humility will be the topic of a film.
At Famille Perrin, the biggest vineyard owners in the southern Rhône Valley, the QR Code has been present on the back label of its bottles for several years. Yet do consumers make much use of them? No, quite simply for practical reasons. Reading a QR Code is not easy and requires downloading a reader so in the end few people bother. That is why Famille Perrin has decided, once again, to innovate the wine world by offering to "shazam" its bottles.
Prices too high? An outdated Négociant system? No, top Bordeaux chateaux simply have to provide themselves with the means to fulfill their ambitions.
Saturday, May 30th at 16.00 the archaeological area of Rocca Frassinello on the Etruscan necropolis of San Germano openned in Rocca di Frassinello, Giuncarico - City Of Gavorrano (GR), while the winery designed by Renzo Piano will host an experiential exhibition about the archaeological artefacts found out in the necropolis, which inspired a narrative focused on the use of wine in the Etruscan age designed by the architect Italo Rota, creator of Wine Hall at the Expo in Milan.
The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with Berry Bros & Rudd, is organizing an MW Master Class to be held in Hong Kong.The two and a half-day Hong Kong programme will take place on 18 to 20 May 2015.A number of MWs will be leading the programme, including Martin Hudson MW, Mark Pardoe MW and Debra Meiburg MW.