Rioja has a long history of winemaking and in 1925 became the first wine region in Spain to obtain Denominación de Origen (DO) status. At both home and abroad, Rioja is most well known for the production of red wines.
America’s Love Affair with New Zealand Wine
According to an interview with Philip Gregan (CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers) the US will become the number one market for New Zealand wine within two years. Is this prediction likely to come about, and what of their traditional markets
The Increasing Commercial Success of Rias Baixas
Rias Baixas is already one of the most important white wine producing regions of Spain. Only Rueda and La Mancha have significantly larger white wine sales and much of La Mancha’s sales are derived from low value bulk exports. According
The Restructuring of the Sicilian Vineyard
The recent release by the Instituto Regionale Vini e Oli (IRVV) of data concerning the area of grape varietals in Sicily in 2012 provides an opportunity to take a look at one aspect of how the Sicilian vineyard has restructured
More than just Icewine: Canadian Production Growth
Canada produces both table grapes (chiefly Vitis labrusca) and wine grapes (Vitis vinifera and hybrids). Approximately 80% of the grapes produced in Canada are used for wine production. Wine grape acreage has been increasing steadily over the past twenty years.
Australia’s Best Wine Regions – Langton’s Classification V
Langton’s, the important Australian wine auction house, publishes a Classification of top Australian wines every five years. Their latest (Classification V) was published in 2010 and included 123 wines that they regarded as being the “best performing ultra-fine Australian wines”.