Dessert wine http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27275/all en 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 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 5737852 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 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 5775066 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 5776914 at http://www.globalpost.com Yunnan Red, anyone? Chinese wine heads to Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/yunnan-red-anyone-chinese-wine-heads-europe <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>For years the Chinese have been buying up wine from Europe, but with domestic wine production predicted to overtake Australia and Chile by next year, Tiana Wu is hoping European drinkers are ready to be tempted by a glass of her "Yunnan Red".</p> <p>"We produce one million cases per year. We're exploring the possibility of exporting," Wu told AFP at Vinexpo in Bordeaux, one of the world's largest wine and spirit fairs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/yunnan-red-anyone-chinese-wine-heads-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Dessert wine Wine AFP Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:01:21 +0000 5860849 at http://www.globalpost.com Great Port vintage to wash down Portugal's 2011 woes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130622/great-port-vintage-wash-down-portugals-2011-woes <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 Andrei Khalip</p> <p>LISBON (Reuters) - It was a horrible year of debt crisis and an international bailout for Portugal, but 2011 turned out to be nothing short of a miracle year for the country's best known product: port wine.</p> <p>After a tasting session on Friday attended by dozens of international experts, the crimson-robed Port Wine Brotherhood that counts among its members all major port producers and merchants as well as kings and heads of state, proclaimed 2011 a Vintage Year, the first since 2007.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130622/great-port-vintage-wash-down-portugals-2011-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dessert wine Portuguese wine Wine Thomson Reuters Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:52:02 +0000 5864352 at http://www.globalpost.com High-tech helps tradition to make Hungary's Tokaj wine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131029/high-tech-helps-tradition-make-hungarys-tokaj-wine <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 Krisztina Than</p> <p>TOKAJ, Hungary (Reuters) - The Hungarian tradition of plucking shriveled grapes, sometimes one-by-one, to make pricey, sweet white wine dates back centuries, but growers hope new technology will help them harvest the fruit at its rotten best.</p> <p>Tokaji Aszu wine, which retails in Britain for at least 20 pounds ($32) a bottle, is one of a handful of wines around the world made with fruit affected by "noble rot", induced by the "Botrytis" fungus that shrivels the grapes and concentrates their sugar.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131029/high-tech-helps-tradition-make-hungarys-tokaj-wine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dessert wine Hungarian wine Technology Wine Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:21:08 +0000 5974294 at http://www.globalpost.com Feature: Icewine -- Canada's business card http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140524/feature-icewine-canadas-business-card <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER, May 23 (Xinhua) -- With summer just around the corner, many people are planning vacations. If your travels bring you to Canada, you must taste the famous icewine produced in Okanagan Valley and you would be well advised to take some home with you.</p> <p>The Okanagan Valley, a strip of southern B.C. famous for its long, deep lakes and hot, dry summers, is one of Canada's largest wine-growing regions, and a major source of icewine.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140524/feature-icewine-canadas-business-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dessert wine Ice wine Wine Xinhua News Agency Sat, 24 May 2014 11:02:39 +0000 6156019 at http://www.globalpost.com