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Prosecco: A Victim of Its Own Success

Prosecco: A Victim of Its Own Success

By Stefano Zanette, President, Prosecco DOC Consortium (Consorzio di Tutela della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco) As has been widely reported, global sales of Prosecco reached 306 million bottles last year, compared to 241.5 million bottles the previous year. Even with this documented increase, there have been reports in the media that there is a […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 7

Afternoon Brief, October 7

Napa Valley Vintners Answers Top Five Questions Regarding the 2015 Vintage: Winemakers are giving high praise for the quality of this years Napa Valley wine grape harvest, according to the Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association…

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Afternoon Brief, August 5

Afternoon Brief, August 5

California Wildfires Threaten to Make Local Wine ‘Unpalatable’: There are fears in California’s wine industry over the possible impact of raging wildfires and whether they could damage this year’s grape yield, potentially affecting the state’s multibillion dollar business.

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Conegliano Valdobbialdene at Vinexpo in Bordeaux

Conegliano Valdobbialdene at Vinexpo in Bordeaux

The Producers’ Consortium for Prosecco Superiore will present the denomination on a stand that reveals the characteristics of the D.O.C.G. zone and of its producers. A fundamental port of call will be that at Vinexpo, the important fair taking place in Bordeaux 2015 from 14th to 18th June 2015. North America, Europe and Asia: the […]

Prosecco DOC Consortium Addresses Question Of Summer Shortage

Prosecco DOC Consortium Addresses Question Of Summer Shortage

June 8, 2015 ,Treviso, Italy – The Prosecco DOC Consortium (Consorzio di Tutela della DOC Prosecco)—the institution charged with protecting, upholding and promoting the standards of Prosecco DOC— announced that there will not be a shortage of Prosecco in the coming months. The news that was published last week in the UK press outlet, ‘The […]

Afternoon Brief, May 28

Afternoon Brief, May 28

El Dorado: An AVA’s Search for The Holy Grail of Identity: Located about an hour east of Sacramento, the El Dorado AVA is huge, encompassing about 2000 vineyard acres, with elevations from 1250 to 3500 feet. The El Dorado group markets its assets with the tagline, “Taste at a higher level.”

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Afternoon Brief, May 22

Afternoon Brief, May 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: A California winery claims HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is infringing on its rights The three-eyed raven is now also the subject of a trademark dispute. Last June, HBO filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a trademark on THREE-EYED RAVEN, stating its intention to use it with alcoholic […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 21

Afternoon Brief, May 21

Sweeping Trade Bill Passes a Key Senate Vote: A flurry of last-minute deal-making on the Senate floor on Thursday rescued President Obama’s ambitious trade agenda from defeat, breaking a filibuster to advance legislation that would empower the president to complete a sweeping, 12-nation Pacific trade accord…

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Afternoon Brief, April 14

Afternoon Brief, April 14

North Coast Wine Challenge underway in Santa Rosa: The 2015 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge began Tuesday at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel in Santa Rosa…

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Afternoon Brief, March 20

Afternoon Brief, March 20

Arsenic-Tainted Wine: Overkill or a Real Killer? If you drank a bottle of the alleged arsenic-tainted California wine, there’s probably no need to rush to the attorney’s office to update your will…

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Contessa Enrica Rocca Announces U.S. Debut of Enrica Rocca Prosecco

Contessa Enrica Rocca Announces U.S. Debut of Enrica Rocca Prosecco

CHICAGO—Venetian cooking school founder and author Contessa Enrica Rocca uncorks her debut line of Prosecco this April, following its successful launch in Europe. Made from the finest Glera grapes, Enrica Rocca Prosecco is produced through delicate synthesis of sparkling winemaking traditions in a small vineyard in the Veneto. Both varieties, the classic Brut and the […]

Afternoon Brief, February 25

Afternoon Brief, February 25

U.S. wine exports in 2014 second highest on record: Exports of U.S. wine last year were the second-most valuable on record, reaching $1.49 billion in revenue, nearly all of it from California…

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Afternoon Brief, January 20

Afternoon Brief, January 20

Napa’s Next Cult Cab Waiting in the Wings: What’s the next Napa cult wine? That question may be answered next month at Premiere Napa Valley. Last year, 11 Napa wines sold for more than $1000 a bottle at the event…

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Afternoon Brief, January 5

Afternoon Brief, January 5

Shoppers should take care when buying wine in clear glass bottles, says Wotwine, after 35% of wines in clear glass out of the 6,000 wines it sampled in the last two years exhibited signs of damage from light…

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Afternoon Brief, November 14

Afternoon Brief, November 14

The #1 Wine of the Year: Today my friends, the Wine Spectator, the industry leader in wine reporting, announced the #1 wine of the year. This was a long drawn out process that started with #10 and slowly crawled to #1, and now the consuming public begins the chase towards that purchase…

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