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  • Know Thyself On the Course and in the Glass

    A flood of the river Adige sent Albrecht Durer on his serendipitous journey through the Valle di Cembra, and inspired him to capture its beauty in watercolors and etchings. His path is still marked today with his initials – an engraving, or Intaglio, in stone. Our label is inspired by a decorative carving at the Castello di Buonconsiglio in Trent ...

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  • Villa Cafaggio - Chianti Classico

    In order for a wine to be defined as Chianti Classico, it must be produced with at least 80 percent Sangiovese grapes. The Chianti Classico and the “Villa Cafaggio” Riserva use 100 percent Sangiovese grapes. At Villa Cafaggio everything must be done in pursuit of excellence - from care of the vineyards to selection of barrels and barrique ...

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  • Sparkling Wine ~ A Sure Hit For The Holidays

    Delight in the fresh, sparkling flavor and fruity aromas of De Bortoli’s Emeri range. Discover the sweet Sparkling Moscato and Pink Moscato, the Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Shiraz, Chardonnay Pinot Noir and the subtle lychee and rose aromas of De Bortoli’s new variety, Sparkling Pinot Grigio. There’s sure to be one to please your ...

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  • An Inspiring Brand in Northern Italy

    I’m fortunate to work with many wonderful people in the business to help them realize their dream in creating a brand that is both meaningful and based in authenticity. Naming, strategy, blend development, design – I truly have one of the best jobs in the business! Recently, I had the absolute pleasure of working with a wonderful company in ...

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  • Australila Gains Ground, but California Still King at Pinehurst's 2009 Wine Competition

    VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. - In a year of value in the wine industry, quality is still emerging in Australia, Chile and even North Carolina.  But the 60 panel judges at Pinehurst’s third annual Festival Focus Wine Competition still ruled that California leads the pack. More than 130 wineries submitted entries to the competition, from four New ...

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  • Beringer Vineyards Becomes Official Wine of PGA Tour in 2010

    Beringer Vineyards and the PGA Tour have entered into an official marketing partnership that designates Beringer as the “Official Wine of the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour” beginning in 2010. The renowned Napa Valley vineyard becomes the first wine brand to enter a marketing partnership with the Tour. As part of the partnershi ...

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  • The 5th Annual Florida International Wine Challenge

    The 5th Annual Florida International Wine Challenge, Florida’s leading professional wine competition, hosted its 2009 edition at the prestigious Smith & Wollensky Restaurant in South Beach April 25-26. The FIWC brings together Florida’s most respected and influential wine industry professionals to taste hundreds of wines from around the wor ...

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  • Château d'Angludet

    AOC:     Margaux Classification: Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Grape varieties:   Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot Blending:  Blending of Château d'Angludet  begins in the February after the harvest. The wines from the best plots are then selected by Benjamin Sichel for their complementar ...

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  • Annika Sorenstam Releases Namesake Syrah Wine

    LIVERMORE, Calif. - Annika Sorenstam, one of the most celebrated female golfers in history, launched her wine brand with the release of her namesake Syrha, Annika.This elegant wine is comprised of 75 percent Livermore Valley Syrah and 15 percent Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, and fittingly, 10 percent Cabernet Sauvignon from the Livermore Valley Golf ...

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  • Up Close and Personal with Cristina Mariani-May

    Co-CEO, Castello Banfii  As a women in a senior position in the wine industry, how have you seen the development of women grow in this industry?   More and more women are entering into the wine business and particularly in the sales capacity. I feel women have the strength of easily forming relationships and this makes them great sales ...

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