Wine Consortium

(312)791-9999 110 East 23rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616-2116
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  • Maybe they had wanted to use Meritage (also OK in this instance as a generic term) but were afraid of that shortsighted Napa-ish consortium that tried to control the term and its use a decade or two ago. I think your guess about two-is-better-than-one marketing terminology coverage is very likely.Claret was generally the term used from hundreds ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Claret, other historical wine...


  • Spinning this discussion out from another thread.To start with, here is a report, with queries, from one of our regulars: Reply by EMark, 2 hours ago.OK, here's an everything-but-the-kitchen sink wine:Get a load of this (from the back label)76% Cabernet Sauvignon8% Syrah5% Petit Verdot3% Cabernet Franc3% Malbec3% Merlot2% Petite SirahAlso, the f... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Claret, other historical wine...


  • It all started with a Facebook post.  This past week the Australian Broadcast Corporation's (ABC) Natalie Whiting ran a story about a McLaren Vale winemaker who offered up through Facebook an excess block of grapes for anyone who was willing to use the purchase for charity. The response to winemaker Jock Harvey's call, Whiting wrote, was phenome... Read More

    From the article Wine Community Bands Together To Help Aussie Homeless


  • They've got the trains; all they need is the track. A team of investors and dreamers is trying to reinstate the now-defunct Barossa wine train, a rail-runner which once transported wine enthusiasts through Australia's arguably most famous wine region.  “The wine train operated for more than four years from 1998, but the operation ceased in 2003,... Read More

    From the article Aussie Wine Train May Resurrect Its Choo-Choo Travels


  • Reading through an extensive wine list to select your favorite red or white is becoming a thing of that past in one chain of restaurants in Singapore. According to Channel News Asia, self-service wine dispensers from WineStation are starting to appear in the city's restaurants. The booming metropolis' food and beverage purveyors say the novel me... Read More

    From the article Singapore Sippers Going Automatic in City's Restaurants


  • The Old World wines have always been a hit in the New World, and an article released by Reuters earlier this year indicates the love affair between old and new isn't letting up. “Although Italy is the world's largest wine exporter, Italians are drinking less wine as American consumption rises,” Reuters reported.  The driving force behind the con... Read More

    From the article Americans Drink More Italian Wines Than Italians


  • 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


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