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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"Optimism Costs Nothing"

Cost increases, inflation and numerous crises are shaping 2022, but so is the question of greater sustainability. How are Italian companies looking at the market?

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Critic of EU Legislation Becomes Italy's New Agriculture Minister

Francesco Lollobrigida is Italy's new agriculture minister. The politician's first statements are directed against EU policies.

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Postponed Italian Wine Equipment Fair Returns to Milan

The SIMEI Fair in Milan is one of the world's key events for anyone interested in the production and packaging of alcoholic beverages, water, sauces and oils.

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Valpolicella to Get UNESCO Recognition for Apassimento?

Valpolicella wants to have the grape drying process included in Unesco's intangible cultural heritage.

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Barolo: Deserves its Reputation?

Has Barolo gone out of fashion? For our sister publication WEINWIRTSCHAFT it is clear after this tasting that the Piedmontese classic has lost none of its relevance. Clemens Gerke exalts the wines.

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Barolo: Too Much Bulk?

Barolo has neither image nor sales problems. The only issue is that the bulk wine market is still too large and the vineyards are too expensive. Veronika Crecelius reports.

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Concentration of Wine Sector in Italy

Italy's wine sector is undergoing a strong concentration. Between 2010 and 2020, the number of wineries fell by a third to 255,520. This is the result of a census for agriculture conducted by the statistics office Istat in 2021. The industry association Unione Italiana Vini (UIV) has analyzed the figures for the wine sector. Veronika Crecelius reports.

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