Wine Consortium

(312)791-9999 110 East 23rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616-2116
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  • Now's your chance to buy that winery-resort about which you've always dreamed. An Australian wine news outlet reported this week that Geelong-Otway region Warrenmang Vineyard & Resort is up for sale as the facility's owners, Athalie and Luigi Bazzani, make preparations for retirement. The Victoria Pyrenees (not to be confused with the Spanish/Fr... Read More

    From the article Australian Pyrenees Wine Resort Up For Sale


  • The Iberian Peninsula is home to the world's best value wines, but the ... ... ... from an independent UK wine consortium tasted bottles of wine available in nine UK supermarkets: Asda, Aldi, the Co-op, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose. The results, the group said in the release, are surprising. Portugal is pr... Read More

    From the article Independent Tasting Group Lauds Portuguese Wines


  • I just read an interesting article about some wine makers in BC trying wine made strictly from grapes with nothing added, in clay amphoras.  Is this nothing new in California?http://www.winealign.com/blog/2014/10/22/the-british-columbia-wine-report-october/?utm_source=Vintages+Newsletters&utm_campaign=5d8b674693-BC_Wine_Oct&utm_medium=email&utm_... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Natural wine


  • A consortium of winemakers made their plea at the recent Internet Corportation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Conference in Los Angeles this past week. Their beef – to protect the use of .wine and .vin domains.  The push for name and domain protection has been a nine-year process which began in 2005 with the formation of the Joint Declar... Read More

    From the article International Winemakers Team Up To Protect Internet Domain Names


  • New research from a Danish consortium published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism  has shown that a natural compound which exists in chocolate, wine and other foods prevents bone loss in mice and rats. The compound, called resveratrol, may be promising for future osteoporosis research.“Resveratrol, a nat... Read More

    From the article Bottles for Bones: Wine Fights Osteoporosis


  • The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the body representing Prosecco producers from Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, has recently announced a 33.5 per cent leap in wine export volume to the United States in the first half of 2014.  According to Luca Giavi, Consortium director, the United States market accounts for 18.5 per cent of total Prosecco exports... Read More

    From the article Prosecco Wine Consumption Jumps by 33.5%


  • . . . and, boy, are my arms tired.I don't know when I first heard the term "Super Tuscan."  I'm guessing that it was 10-12 years ago.  I really did not know what it meant--me being very focussed on my California world.I did, of course, learn that a Super Tuscan was a wine that was made from grapes that were outside the Tuscany tradition--specifi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic I Just Flew in from Super...


  • Hush hush and strictly on the QT... I was at a family function the other day that was also attended by a family friend who is high up in management at a significant Sonoma producer.  We were talking about (among other things, like his grandchildren) the WS ratings for the 2009 Sonoma Pinots--a big part of this winery's business.  My friend confi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Point mongering confidential


  • Unless you've been living under a rock, you have heard the news that Montalcino producers, in a landslide vote, rejected a proposal to allow international grape varieties in Rosso di Montalcino. By law, Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino must be made by 100% Sangiovese grapes. The vote was held last week at an assembly called by the ... Read More

    From the article Rosso di Anywhere


  • Alternative closures were all the rage in the 1990s and that has been a real challenge for the cork industry, which saw its dominance of the sector diminish considerably thanks to competitive closures such as screwcaps, glass closures, synthetic corks and cork composites. However, that trend seems to be turning around and the cork industry is fe... Read More

    From the article Put a Cork In It


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