Italian Wine News

VINEXUS ANTEPRIMA 2019

Every year Vinexus holds its ANTEPRIMA Barolo, Brunello, Barbaresco. This year was special. Rarely do two great vintages, for very different reasons, come one after the other and in the case Barolo and Brunello, this means they are released together. In October, at the INSTITUTE OF MASTERS OF WINE, Vinexus showed some of the best […]
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Chianti Classico : The Communes

THE iconic Tuscan red is at once arguably the most respected and the most misunderstood wine in Italy’s rich vinous tapestry. In production under the Chianti banner since the Middle Ages, Chianti Classico is the star of that magical land of mountain, hill and valley, of oak, pine, cypress and chestnut, of vineyard and olive […]
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Barolo 2015, Barbaresco 2016, Brunello 2014

Vintage Barolo 2015 –  Seen in an historic context, 2015 had to be good. 2014 had failed to excite – and that’s putting it mildly (in fact, for a late-ripener like Nebbiolo, 2014 turned out after all the damning journalistic dice were irretrievably cast to be surprisingly well typed and easily enjoyable; but thereby hangs […]
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VINEXUS VENDEMMIA ITALIA REPORT 2018

Source: produttori e assoenologi   Here’s the definitive picture for the 2018 Vintage Italia:   52 million HL of wine and must were produced in Italy which is +24% on 2017. There has been an abundance of quantity compared to most recent vintages but quality is somewhat heterogeneous, with good for the most part and […]
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Renato Trestini: Italian Wine Ambassador

Renato Trestini was perhaps more than any other individual responsible for introducing quality Italian wines to the UK market. In 1969 he was working in London as a barman at Dukes Hotel in St. James when he heard the call. “I’m going to be a wine merchant”, he suddenly knew. It was a revelation, not quite perhaps on a par with that of Saul of Tarsus, but with this similarity: that it would shape the rest of his life.
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The Anteprime of Tuscany

Every year, around mid-February, the wine producers of Tuscany put aside their political squabbling and competitive argy-bargy for a short time and treat the world’s wine press to a series of surprisingly well planned and co-ordinated tastings of the various creations of the heartland of Italian fine wine.
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