First Insights into Vinitaly 2023

At the 55th edition of Vinitaly, some of the formats introduced in 2022 will be given more space. In addition, the fair management wants to achieve the highest volume of international buyers. Veronika Crecelius reports.

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Major Drought Concerns in Italy

The south of Italy has experience of dry conditions, but drought is a frightening novelty in the north of the country. The Alps has had 53% less snow and the Po Valley 61% less rain. Grapes need water.

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Using Viticulture as a Tool to Reverse Climate Change

An Italian co-operative has taken sustainability to a whole new level, by working to store CO2 in vineyard soil. It’s also a way to prove to significant buyers that the right steps are being taken. Lorenzo Biscontin reports.

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Piccini: More Than Just Chianti

With an annual production of 16-18m bottles and a turnover of around €100m, this family company is one of the heavyweights of the Italian wine industry. Clemens Gerke takes a look behind the label.

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AI: Wine Recommendation 3.0

The Italian Wine Crypto Bank (IWCB) has developed a digital sommelier. The system - dubbed ‘Personal GPT Sommelier’ - will be used in the ‘hybrid wine bar’ BG3.0 Winebank in Bergamo. 

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Record Volume for Italy's Sparkling Wines

2 billion euros in export value alone illustrate the spumante boom. Markets like Eastern Europe and France are also growing strongly.

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Italy: Grim Perspectives for 2023

Declining sales and low profitability loom on the horizon. The wine industry must prepare for a difficult year.

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Italy: Surprisingly Large Harvest - Despite 'Drought of the Century'

A production of 50.27 mill. hl of wine expected in 2022 - Italy finishes 2022 with a slightly above-average yield.

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Chianti Launches 11 New Sub Zones. US Importers are yet to be Convinced

For most US consumers with more than passing knowledge of Italian wine, Tuscany’s most famous wine comes in two forms: as Chianti and Chianti Classico. Now, as Liza B. Zimmerman explains, labels bearing the names of generally unfamiliar sub zones will begin to appear on the shelves.

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