Vinitaly report: Wine market trends in USA

Three questions help interpret the wine market in major and emerging consumer countries, three questions help explain how winemaking in changing in the light of evolution in consumer preferences and even climate change. Vinitaly posed six questions to the journalists and oenologists – among the most famous and qualified in the world – selected as … Continue reading

Chandon Limited Edition Brut Classic for London Olympics 2012

The limited edition Brut Classic is made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, and blended with 10 to 20 percent Reserve wines from previous harvests. The wine goes through a second fermentation in the bottle to attain citrus spices layered over notes of almond and caramel. California winery Chandon has released a limited-edition bottle … Continue reading

Message on a bottle by Moet & Chandon Champagne

Moet & Chandon, the world’s leading champagne brand has created this rose champagne gift set that comes with a bottle of Moet & Chandon Rose NV 75cl in a Special Edition rose pink sleeve and a gold marker pen to personalise your gift with a message. A great way to offer your clients an optional personalization during St Valentin … Continue reading

Decanter World Wine awards 2011

The results for the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) were published on May 17th at the London International Wine Fair. The annual DWWA is one of the worlds best known wine competitions. This year there were  12,252 entries, 11% up on last year, (161 wines arrived from Slovenia), with judges awarding regional trophies, medals (gold, silver and bronze) … Continue reading

Champagne Cuvée Brut by Jean Paul Gaultier

What do you get when you throw together a luxury couture label and a well known Champagne brand? Designer Champagne, of course! That is what happened when Jean Paul Gaultier created a new bottle for a limited edition of Piper Heidsieck’s Champagne Cuvee Brut. A place like Cannes seems to bring out the best of everything. That would … Continue reading


Iaquin is a brand of a family of wines of the Jakončič family which started to tell it’s story in 2006 in Vipolže (Goriška Brda, Slovenia) where it was born. It is result of many years of experiences in the vineyards. A wish to improve the family’s winemaking was in Uroš Jakončič’s mind since he … Continue reading

Discovering the Tastes

RED BARBERA plummy and cherryish undertones of sweet vanilla The high-in-acid BARBERA grape of north-western Italy is a chameleon-like grape which changes considerably according to yield. As an everyday variety, it is a juicy glugger but it can metapmorphose into a concentrated, rich, plummy and cherryish wine with undertones of sweet vanilla and spice when … Continue reading