Author Archives for Fabio Ingrosso

Vinitaly is going to land in US

Are you ready? You can see the best italian wine fair directly in US: Chicago followed by San Francisco and Los Angeles. It’s a part of the Vinitaly World Tour 2007, which will stop also in Tokyo on 27 November, for the 2nd Exhibition of the best italian wines, and in Shanghai, 29 November-1 December, for […]

European wine reform

After one year’s discussion the European Commission have adopted proposals for a wide-ranging reform of the Common Market Organisation for wine. This aims to increase the competitiveness of EU producers, win back markets, balance supply and demand, simplify the rules, preserve the best traditions of EU wine production, reinforce the social fabric of rural areas […]

The Italian Wine Train

It is called the ‘Montalcino Express’ and it started work last month. The wine train is organised by Roberto Cipresso (2006 Wine Oscar), Giovanni Negri and Fabio Leccisotti in collaboration with the Province of Siena, the Province of Grossetto, Centostazioni, Finanziaria Senese di Sviluppo, Seatrain, SanPellegrino-Acqua Panna, Grana Padano.
The train will travell all around the Val […]

It’s time for Rosé game

Really, it is! Rosé wines, a time underdog, now very cool, are living a period of transition: they are reaching more wine lovers and, overall, wine lovers like them. For example, American wine lovers are showing more and more interest for this kind of wine: and sales go up ( 40%). In particular the ones of […]

The 2W: Women & Wine

Man or woman? This is the last wine issue, maybe. The power of woman in choosing and buying wine is growing more and more, at least in Italy. According to a new study from Vinitaly released by Eta Meta Research, woman are changing the way we look at the wine world: she knows more about wine, about how […]

Goobye Tocai

Do you know anything about Tocai Friulano? It’s one of the best Fiuli-based wine.
According to a law proclaimed by the EU, the Friulian winemakers can’t call this wine Tocai anymore. Reason? Because of there is the “real” Tocaj in Hungary and thus the name may cause confusion between the two.
All started when Hungary came to […]

Global Semillon

This French white variety is a grape making up 80% of the blend in the most expensive and famous dessert wine in the world, Château d’Yquem. Consistently productive at six to eight tons per acre and of vigorous vines, Semillon is easy to cultivate. That is the reason for what it’s cultivated all around […]

7 emerging Italian wine regions

I have in my hands the last issue of Wine Enthusiast, April 2007.
According to the magazine there are 7 wine emerging regions in Italy. What is written?  
“With so many distinct territories and grapes, Italy’s geographic and genetic potential allows for wines that are available nowhere else in the world.”
And I can guarantee to you […]

Vinitaly 2007, a first assessment

I was in Verona last weekend to be part of the main Italian wine fair. I have attended several time in the, but this time I have notice quite a few more people. In fact, according to the organization of the event, there was a 15% growth in international operators - up to 38 thousand […]

Under 10 wines: let’s go with great young wines in Verona

One of the newest tasting at the coming edition of Vinitaly is dedicated to Under 10 - organised by VeronaFiere in collaboration with one of the most famous Italian wine magazine Civiltà del Bere. The event is scheduled on Friday 30 March at 10.30 in the Argento Hall.
This tasting aims to emphasize the results of […]