Wine http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26217/all en Quality wines and spirits sell well in China, United States http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/quality-wines-and-spirits-sell-well-china-united-states <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sybille de La Hamaide</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Sales of more expensive wines and spirits are expected to increase in coming years because of growing demand for better quality vintages from affluent drinkers in China and the United States, experts predicted on Tuesday.</p> <p>By 2016 global wine consumption will reach 34.5 billion bottles, up 5.3 percent from 2012 and driven by a 40 percent jump in sales in China and a 12 percent rise in the United States, according to a study presented at the French wine trade show Vinexpo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/quality-wines-and-spirits-sell-well-china-united-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alcohol Medicine Wine Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734964 at http://www.globalpost.com Frozen grapes gathered under stars make Canada's icewine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/frozen-grapes-gathered-under-stars-make-canadas-icewine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Province of Ontario produces most of Canada's icewine</p> <p>* Canadian specialty costs twice as much as Champagne</p> <p>* Harvest takes place in dead of night</p> <p>By Atsuko Kitayama</p> <p>BEAMSVILLE, Ontario, Jan 22 (Reuters) - In the Ontario town of Beamsville, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Niagara Falls, a small crowd of bundled-up figures crouched in a moonlit vineyard on a frigid January night, picking a crop of hard-frozen Gewurztraminer grapes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/frozen-grapes-gathered-under-stars-make-canadas-icewine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dessert wine Oenology Wine Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:00:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737798 at http://www.globalpost.com Frozen grapes gathered under stars make Canada's icewine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/rpt-frozen-grapes-gathered-under-stars-make-canadas-icewine Malivoire, one of the Niagara region's boutique wineries, picks its icewine grapes by hand. For this annual rite of winter it relies on a corps of more than a dozen volunteers, selected by a lottery, to get the grapes off the vine and crushed at just the right moment.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/rpt-frozen-grapes-gathered-under-stars-make-canadas-icewine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dessert wine Ice wine Oenology Wine Food & Drink Canada Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:16:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737852 at http://www.globalpost.com China's thirst for Australian wines golden - for now http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/chinas-thirst-australian-wines-golden-now <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Pauline Askin</p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 29 (Reuters) - China's growing thirst for Australian wines may be a golden ticket for now, but whether demand will last remains unknown even as vintages from Down Under gain new fans amid a surge of growth in broader Asia.</p> <p>Australian bottled wine exports to China soared by 15 percent year on year in 2012, according to official data, bolstered by a sales push targeting the country's wealthy drinkers and making Australia the top overseas market for wines priced at more than A$7.50 ($7.90) a litre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/chinas-thirst-australian-wines-golden-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian wine Biotechnology Human Interest Politics Wine Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740944 at http://www.globalpost.com New Zealand's 'upstart' pinot noir thrives beyond Burgundy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/new-zealands-upstart-pinot-noir-thrives-beyond-burgundy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Zealand actor Sam Neill has a faraway look as he recounts his first glass of fine Burgundy wine 34 years ago -- an epiphany that inspired him to become a pioneer of French-style pinot noir in his homeland.</p> <p>"It was so incredible, a moment like Paul on the road to Damascus," the "Jurassic Park" star told AFP, proudly clutching a bottle from his own Two Paddocks vineyard in South Island's Central Otago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/new-zealands-upstart-pinot-noir-thrives-beyond-burgundy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment New Zealand Otago Region Pinot noir Sam Neill Wine AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:15:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742529 at http://www.globalpost.com Champagne sales lose fizz in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/champagne-sales-lose-fizz-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sales of champagne fell by 4.4 percent in volume terms last year, but increased exports helped compensate for sagging European consumption and kept revenue flat at 4.37 billion euros ($5.86 billion), a trade association said Tuesday.</p> <p>The slide in annual sales to 308.8 million bottles in 2012 was primarily due to the sharp 13.3 percent fall in European sales and a 8.8 percent fall in France in December, the Champagne Wine Professionals Committee (CIVC) said Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/champagne-sales-lose-fizz-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Champagne Sparkling wines Wine AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:16:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753722 at http://www.globalpost.com Sign of the times as Cristal gets swapped for Cava http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/sign-the-times-cristal-gets-swapped-cava <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Times are tough but everyone still needs a little sparkle in their lives.</p> <p>That's the message from the bubbles industry's latest figures, which indicate champagne sales are going flat while more affordable upstarts like prosecco continue to fizz thanks to a trend towards everyday indulgence.</p> <p>For rap stars and Premier League footballers, it still has to be Cristal. But for many ordinary consumers, even in France, cava will do just as well to get the party started.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/sign-the-times-cristal-gets-swapped-cava" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality Prosecco Sparkling wines Wine AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:24:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755938 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish wine producers angling to get into Mexican market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/spanish-wine-producers-angling-get-mexican-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Feb 19 (EFE).- A total of 47 Spanish wine producers participated in the 7th Wines of Spain Exhibition held on Tuesday in this capital, an event designed to allow local sector professionals to get to know brands that do not yet have a presence in the Mexican market.</p> <p>"The Spanish wineries continue to back this market and this exhibition is already an important reference point for Spanish wine, for the professional sector and for Mexican wine," Spain's ambassador to Mexico, Manuel Alabart, said at the inauguration ceremony.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/spanish-wine-producers-angling-get-mexican-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexican wine Mexico City Wine Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:18:46 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767102 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's government sells French wine to pay its drinks bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/britains-government-sells-french-wine-pay-its-drinks-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Belinda Goldsmith</p> <p>LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - Britain's government is selling vintage French wine at around 5,000 pounds a bottle ($7,500) in a bid to make its wine cellar self-funding as part of a national austerity drive and clamp-down on extravagant expenditure.</p> <p>The government wine cellar, located in the basement of Lancaster House near Buckingham Palace, is used to provide wine for foreign VIP guests ranging from royalty to heads of state and prime ministers at 200 or more events a year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/britains-government-sells-french-wine-pay-its-drinks-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bordeaux Business Dessert wine Wine Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:16:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770911 at http://www.globalpost.com First wine from Pitt and Jolie's French vineyard to hit Web http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/first-wine-pitt-and-jolies-french-vineyard-hit-web <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NICE, France, March 6 (Reuters) - The first wine to be sold from a French vineyard owned by Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will go on offer this week to online buyers with a thirst for celebrity.</p> <p>The first 6,000 bottles of organic "Miraval Rosé 2012" will be sold on the Internet on Thursday for 105 euros ($140) a case including shipping to addresses in France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/first-wine-pitt-and-jolies-french-vineyard-hit-web" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dessert wine Human Interest Rosé Technology Wine Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:15:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5775066 at http://www.globalpost.com First Jolie-Pitt rose wine vintage sells out within hours http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/first-jolie-pitt-rose-wine-vintage-sells-out-within-hours <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The first 6,000 bottles of Miraval rose wine from a French vineyard owned by Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sold out Thursday within hours of going on general sale.</p> <p>"Selling started at 9:00 am (0800 GMT) and everything was sold by 2:00 pm" during the online sale, said Vitabella, a public relations firm representing the vineyard.</p> <p>The vineyard's website also said that orders for the 2012 vintage were now closed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/first-jolie-pitt-rose-wine-vintage-sells-out-within-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Cinema of the United States Entertainment Technology Wine AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:16:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776230 at http://www.globalpost.com China's soaring wine consumption slows down: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/chinas-soaring-wine-consumption-slows-down-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China will retain its crown as the world's fastest growing wine consumption market although the rate is tipped to slow significantly after years of explosive expansion, a new study showed Friday.</p> <p>Chinese wine consumption soared by 142.1 percent over the five years from 2007 to 2011, reaching a total of 159.25 million cases or 1.91 billion bottles, the leading wine and spirits trade fair organiser Vinexpo said.</p> <p>Demand has surged in the world's second largest economy in recent years, driven by a rapid expansion in personal wealth as well as growing demand for foreign products.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/chinas-soaring-wine-consumption-slows-down-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian wine Dessert wine Wine AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:00:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776914 at http://www.globalpost.com Cervantes Institute launches pioneering fundraising event http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130310/cervantes-institute-launches-pioneering-fundraising-event <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York, Mar 10 (EFE).- The Cervantes Institute in New York this week is beginning a series of events focused on wine and oenology to collect funds in a pioneering initiative to compensate for the reduction in government funding.</p> <p>The concept is being broadly applied in the United States, where non-profit cultural entities and institutions - from public schools to foundations - are resorting to all sorts of initiatives to obtain funds to augment public financing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130310/cervantes-institute-launches-pioneering-fundraising-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Castile and León Wine Agencia EFE Sun, 10 Mar 2013 18:02:47 +0000 Agencia EFE 5779016 at http://www.globalpost.com Finnish brewery to recreate shipwrecked beer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/finnish-brewery-recreate-shipwrecked-beer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Finnish microbrewery will replicate beer discovered in a nearly 200-year-old shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea in 2010, it said Thursday.</p> <p>Stallhagen plans to begin selling the ale next year, describing it as "one of the oldest existing beers in the world." </p> <p>"There is ever-increasing demand for speciality beer on the international market and we are convinced that our product is going to interest beer enthusiasts around the world," Stallhagen's managing director Jan Wennstroem said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/finnish-brewery-recreate-shipwrecked-beer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Champagne Politics Veuve Clicquot Wine AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:46:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783547 at http://www.globalpost.com California wine maker who beat French dies at 86 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/california-wine-maker-who-beat-french-dies-at-86 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jim Barrett, the American vintner whose chardonnay famously defeated the might of France in 1976 and helped put California's Napa Valley on the map, has died at the age of 86.</p> <p>Barrett's 1973 Chateau Montelana Chardonnay won the prestigious "Judgment of Paris," a one-time blind tasting by nine French experts organized by British wine merchant Steven Spurrier, sending shockwaves through the wine industry.</p> <p>The wine defeated several famed French white Burgundies, which had been thought untouchable. Another California wine won in the category of red wines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/california-wine-maker-who-beat-french-dies-at-86" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business French wine Human Interest Technology Wine Wine tasting AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:15:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786988 at http://www.globalpost.com