Weekly Wine News – August 28th
Decanter: China’s oldest wine company to build “City of Wine” which will cover an area of 413 hectares and cost 942.6 million dollars. It is expected to open in 2016.
Star Canterbury: After running their winery since 1978, Kim and Jeannette Goldwater of Goldwater Wines sign it over to Auckland University. From now on the school will run it and all proceeds will go to the school.
: Mike Ditka’s 85 Bears were arguably the most perfect football team of all-time under his coaching. He just relaunched his wine label, will he have the same success with his wine label?
: Consumers around the world are buying higher-cost wines and Argentina is ready for it. Interesting stats on the Price Pyramid of World Still Wine Production.
: Interesting essay by Katherine Cole of The Oregonian questioning whether it’s the people of the place that most affects the Pinot Noir. Three Vintners participate in The Cube Project to help answer that question.
The Drinks Business
: Brad Pitt will be starring in a film called Billionaire’s Vinegar, about the Thomas Jefferson counterfeit bottles affair.
: ”As a general rule, all grapes like it dry.” How this year’s drought is positively affecting American wineries.
: 10 Argentine wines account for 50% of Argentine exports. Alamos, Catena and Trapiche were the top three. Can you guess what the other seven are? See the top 30 here in the infograph.
New York Post
: Moet Hennessy claimed that their sparkling wines are “Rated the No. 1 Champagne in the World,” and Dom Perignon files a false-advertising suit against them stating that they are misleading the public.
Santa Ynez Valley News
: UC Davis studies traditional corks vs. screw caps. ”While natural corks have been used effectively for thousands or years, they are no longer a sustainable method of closure.” Are corks in jeopardy?
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