Wine brands – Vini Vert http://vinivert.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:52:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vinivert.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-5-120x120.png Wine brands – Vini Vert http://vinivert.com/ 32 32 20 Best Wine Brands, Ranked https://vinivert.com/20-best-wine-brands-ranked/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:52:00 +0000 https://vinivert.com/20-best-wine-brands-ranked/ Choosing a Bordeaux brand to include in this list shouldn’t be difficult, mainly because Bordeaux already did the work for us back in 1855. The problem lies in both accessibility and quality: what is readily available and affordable, yet still delicious? Chateau Margaux, for example, does amazing things – but it will often cost you […]]]>

Choosing a Bordeaux brand to include in this list shouldn’t be difficult, mainly because Bordeaux already did the work for us back in 1855. The problem lies in both accessibility and quality: what is readily available and affordable, yet still delicious? Chateau Margaux, for example, does amazing things – but it will often cost you a few hundred dollars for a bottle. Enter Château le Puy, a house run by the Amoreau family, which has been producing wine since 1610.

Fifteen generations of practice have perfected the Château le Puy product. Their reds are superb examples of Right Bank Bordeaux, emphasizing the Merlot grape with backing singers Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc fleshing out the wines for structured, fruity, yet ultimately well-balanced reds. The château also plants some of its plots with Sémillon, one of the two main white grape varieties authorized in Bordeaux. And they even make a lovely rosé, which isn’t common among big Bordeaux producers but is a welcome addition to Le Puy’s arsenal. This rosé is far from Provençal style, instead offering a deep pink hue and an explosion of rich, concentrated fruit on the palate.

Château le Puy, like almost every other Bordeaux producer, has bottles that cost a pretty penny. But they also have options starting at $20, making it a no-brainer if you’re looking to dive Bordeaux on a budget.

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The Best Wine Brands To Look For In India (With Price Lists!) https://vinivert.com/the-best-wine-brands-to-look-for-in-india-with-price-lists/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 11:33:50 +0000 https://vinivert.com/the-best-wine-brands-to-look-for-in-india-with-price-lists/ Whether you enjoy the luscious mouthfeel of a Barolo or prefer the intense sip of a Cabernet Sauvignon, there are plenty of different wine options to choose from. For the most luxurious experience, take a look at our guide to the best wine brands in India and the prices for their most coveted bottles. For […]]]>

Whether you enjoy the luscious mouthfeel of a Barolo or prefer the intense sip of a Cabernet Sauvignon, there are plenty of different wine options to choose from. For the most luxurious experience, take a look at our guide to the best wine brands in India and the prices for their most coveted bottles.

For wine connoisseurs, relaxing with a glass of something rich and layered is an age-old tradition. And with a host of studies verifying their antioxidant qualities, it’s safe to say that wines are a healthy choice of poison. That said, choosing the right one for your daily sip can go from exciting to overwhelming in less than a few minutes.

In fact, drop by a liquor store and you’re bound to be inundated with a range of options, each offering a little something different based on its aging process and region of origin. Some come with a sour and spicy twist while others are deliciously light and bubbly. And the key to choosing the perfect one for your home bar is to look at the brands that are the best in the business. If you haven’t yet experienced the opulent pleasure of tasting the finest grapes from around the world, take inspiration from our guide to the best wine brands in India, complete with pricelist notes on their best-selling expressions.

Best Wine Brands in India: Stylish Options and Premium Price Lists

Tenuta San Guido

Sassicaia Bolgheri

When it comes to wines, you can’t do better than a bottle of Italy’s finest elixir. Especially if it comes from Tenuta San Guido, a 2,500 hectare estate in Tuscany. Known as the first winery to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon-based libation in the 1940s, the brand laid the foundation for the “Bolgheri” style of wines, which often also includes Merlots, Perit Verdots and Sangioves.

Naturally, their most prestigious and iconic offering is the Sassicaia Bolgheri, a ruby-colored option that has the aroma of cedar, wild berries, menthol and fragrant blue flowers. Each sip exhibits notes of coffee, licorice and orange zest and the wine is balanced by crisp acidity. A fusion of 85 percent Carbernet Sauvignon and 15 percent Cabernet Franc, the vino is highly revered in wine circles, with a long list of admirers that includes the likes of Rihanna and David Beckham.

Price: Rs 34,000 approx. (750ml)

Vietti

Castiglione Barolo

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As long as we talk about Italian wines, we would be remiss not to mention this wine producer from Piedmont. Located in the heart of the Langhe hills, perched on the village of Catiglione Falletto, the winery has been around here since the 1800s. The brand is best known for its unique estate expressions, especially Barolos.

Castiglione Barolo is their flagship wine and boasts of a bouquet of flavor notes like vanilla, leather, cherry, strawberry, tobacco, plum and violet. Aged for two years in Slavoniak oak barrels, there is an unmistakable earthy quality to the wine. With a long, rich finish, this elegant wine is a staple in any collector’s or connoisseur’s repertoire. The best part? It is at a remarkable price for the quality it offers.

Price: Rs 11,600 approx. (750ml)

Saint Cosmo

Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019

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Held in high esteem around the world, French wines have been known for years to be among the most luxurious and stellar investments. In fact, like Italian wines, they are known to be the best in the business. Saint Cosme, located in the Rhone Valley village of Gigondas, has existed since 1490.

Leader of the game of wine production in the region, their most popular expression is Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a strong and punchy red that comes with hints of cherry, thyme, lavender, truffle and olives. . A blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Cinsault, it is as elegant as red wine can be. Long on the finish, with an unmistakable warmth that comes from notes of dried spice and brandied cherries, this vino is a rich option. Best part? The 2019 phrase is at its best form for consumption by 2035.

Price: Rs 9,500 approx. (750ml)

Dom Pérignon

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We continue our rendezvous with French wines with this emblematic brand known for its vintage sparkling wines. Interestingly, it is named after a French Benedictine monk who hailed from the Champagne region of France and is credited with creating wine corks and discovering a secondary fermentation process that added bubbles to wine. Moreover, it is also James Bond’s most popular liquor brand.

You can therefore bet on tasting the stars, with their popular Brut Rose cuvée, which is accompanied by notes of tobacco, honey, liquorice, fig, caramel coffee and chocolate. The first sip is warm and sweet, marked by notes of vanilla, rose and fruit. Of a full-bodied nature, you will also be able to see notes of raspberries and wild strawberries between sips. Sweet, creamy and toasty, this is precisely the best time to drink the wine (until 2036).

Price: Rs 39,000 approx. (750ml)

Querciabelle

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Vegans, this one is especially for you. Located in Tuscany, Querciabella has a 100% plant-based approach to biodynamic wine production and prohibits the use of any animal products on its vineyards. Leading the way is their signature and elegant white wine, Batar, which is a fusion of Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco. Placed right next to the region’s red wines, this coveted bottle has been described by famed wine journalist and writer Hugh Jhonson as a “white man’s dream.”

Each sip of this golden-hued libation recalls acacia blossoms, chamomile, yellow peach, yellow plum, passion fruit, fresh pineapple, saffron, cedar and melon. A balanced mouthfeel and a long, refreshing finish make tasting this elegant white a delight. Accompany it with steaks, curries or pasta with sun-dried tomato pesto.

Penfolds

Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

Australia might not be the first country you think of when it comes to wines, but Penfolds, one of their oldest wineries, is known around the world for producing some of the best wines in the business. Around 1844, the brand owes its delicious expressions to decades of science and innovation. As such, it is one of the best wine brands not only in India but across the globe.

Their Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz is a deep and intense fusion of 53% structured Cabernet and 47% rich Shiraz, the best of the decade. First made in 1960, it was the wine that put the brand on the red wine list. On the palate, you will discover notes of liquorice, cola, cappuccino, brown sugar, juniper and spices. Low cedar undertones are also unmissable. Polished and refined, with hints of dark chocolate and mocha, this wine was aged for 12 months in American oak barrels, delivering a delicious mouthfeel worth the investment.

Price: Rs 10,900 approx. (750ml)

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15 Best Celebrity Wines 2022 https://vinivert.com/15-best-celebrity-wines-2022/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 21:26:28 +0000 https://vinivert.com/15-best-celebrity-wines-2022/ sun goddess I don’t know about you, but for me, summer is spending time outside with a drink in hand. Whether you’re at the beach, relaxing on a pool float, or having a nice little picnic, wine makes everything better. There are a multitude of wine options for every palette, price and occasion. Plus, many […]]]>

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I don’t know about you, but for me, summer is spending time outside with a drink in hand. Whether you’re at the beach, relaxing on a pool float, or having a nice little picnic, wine makes everything better. There are a multitude of wine options for every palette, price and occasion. Plus, many of your favorite celebrities have gotten into business by launching their own brands! So yes, it’s safe to say that finding a wine you’ll like can be overwhelming. To make things easier, we’ve rounded up some recommendations for celebrity wine brands that you should definitely add to your bar cart of famous faces like John Legend, Nina Dobrev, Julianne Hough, Cameron Diaz, and Post Malone.

In most cases, these celebrity-owned brands are a collaboration with a professional winemaker, so you know they’re good whether you’re looking for crisp whites, full-bodied reds, or crisp rosés. From easy-to-go canned wines to ~fancy~ bottles for special occasions, these celebrity-owned wines are perfect for sipping all summer long.

Our pick of the best celebrity wines of 2022

Ahead, the best wines from stars like John Legend, Cameron Diaz and Post Malone for all your summer evenings.

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Fresh vine wines

Chardonnay from Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough

Fresh Vine Wines was co-founded by true best friends Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough. Cuuuut! Made and bottled in Napa Valley, these wines are low in sugar, carbohydrates and calories. Perfect for you and your BFF to enjoy while having a girls night out.

THE OPINIONS :I had almost given up on finding a full-bodied, satisfying ‘real wine’ – instead of a watered-down version of an original,” writes one reviewer. “Fresh Vine is the answer to those who want a truly delicious wine. a wine that you can’t tell is low in sugar.”

House No. 9

Post Malone Rosé

Ummm, did you know that Post Malone has a brand of wine? ? Maison No. 9 Rosé is produced in Provence, France, and is described as “crispy, refreshing and explosive” with hints of peach. Is it too early to declare that it is my favorite wine of the summer?

THE OPINIONS : Nice and crispy without being too dry and with just the right amount of sweetness,” writes one reviewer.

Coasts of Provence

Brad Pitt’s Rosé

In 2008, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie purchased the Château Miraval estate in the village of Correns in Provence, France. Angelina sold her shares in 2021, but Brad still owns the estate, which produces wines including this fruity and floral rosé.

THE OPINIONS : “Fantastic, light and floral, perfect for summer,” writes one reviewer.

Avaline

Cameron Diaz Rosé

Avaline was co-founded by Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power, and they focus on clean ingredients. Avaline wines are all made with organic grapes and no added sugar. Plus, they just launched canned versions of their best-selling rosé and white wines (perfect for sipping by the pool!).

THE OPINIONS : These cans are the perfect companion for a picnic!” shares one reviewer. “So easy to throw in any size cooler and enjoy on a sunny day with your favorite fruit!”

Z.Alexander Brown

Cabernet Sauvignon from Zac Brown

Country singer Zac Brown has a line of wines he produces with California winemaker John Killebrew, with grapes sourced from various Northern California wine regions. Their Cabernet Sauvignon has flavors of black cherry, mocha and sweet toasty oak, so you should definitely pop a bottle of it on your next date.

THE OPINIONS :High quality for the price,” writes one reviewer. “Delicious and never disappoints – in my top three table wines.”

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Snoop Dogg’s Red Cali

Of course, Snoop Dogg has a wine! This red blend brings together Petite Syrah and Zinfandel grapes. It has flavors of red fruits and lightly toasted oak.

THE OPINIONS : I’m NOT a fan of red wine, and I was a little suspicious when my husband brought home a bottle with Snoop Dogg’s face on it. writes one reviewer. “I’m so glad I tried! This wine is extremely smooth, slightly sweet, and pairs well with so many foods! Try it.”

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Chardonnay from Martha Stewart

Of course, if Snoop has a wine, so does his best friend Martha Stewart. Martha’s 19 Crimes wine is a buttery chardonnay with notes of stone fruit and creamy caramel oak.

THE OPINIONS :Awesome and fun white wine!” shares one reviewer. “Fresh with a semi-sweet taste. I really liked this wine.”

Vanderpump Rosé

Lisa Vanderpump’s Rosé

The The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum has a range of wines including this rosé with notes of strawberry, mandarin and peach. It also works with winemakers to produce a Vanderpump Chardonnay and a Vanderpump Cabernet.

THE OPINIONS :I like that this rosé is light and not too sweet.” writes one reviewer. “I also like to add fresh berries to my glass to give it that extra Vanderpump feel! Highly recommend!”

Francis Ford Coppola

Diamond Claret by Francis Ford Coppola

At this point, it’s a little hard to tell if Francis Ford Coppola is best known for his wines or his Hollywood career (he directed The Godfather, nbd). Either way, there are a ton of great wines available from his Sonoma cellar, including this one that tastes of wild berries, plums, and anise.

THE OPINIONS :Wow. What a bargain. So balanced, no harshness, fruity, jam strong berry flavor,” writes one reviewer. “Would have been great with beef or chocolate pie…Can’t wait for another bottle.”

Bellissima sugar-free sparkling wine

Christie Brinkley’s Sparkling Wine

This sugar-free sparkling wine from Christie Brinkley is made with organic grapes. It has notes of white flowers and grapefruit, so you can sip while imagining you’re on vacation somewhere beautiful instead of sitting at home.

THE OPINIONS :This is my new favorite find!” wrote one reviewer. “Love the taste of this Prosecco! Crispy, without aftertaste, not sweet, not too sparkling, just the right amount of sparkling. I will never go back to regular Prosecco again.”

Giuliana Prosecco

Giuliana Rancic’s Prosecco

the old E ! New corresponding has its own range of sparkling wines made in Italy. This prosecco has fresh notes of pear and golden apple.

THE OPINIONS :It was my first time trying this Prosecco and it was very good – light and not too sweet,” writes one reviewer.

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Pinot Grigio from Mary J. Blige

First of all, how gorgeous is this label? Mary J. Blige works with Domaine Fantinel in the province of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in northeast Italy to produce her collection of wines, including this blush-colored Pinot Grigio. It gets the unique color of the grape skins, which are included in the maceration process. It has notes of peach, melon and berries… YUM!

THE OPINIONS : “I’m mostly a red wine lover who likes very dry wines,” writes one reviewer. “But it was a white that I loved and will continue to buy!”

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s Rosé

This gorgeous rosé from Sarah Jessica Parker and Invivo & Co has notes of red berries, stone fruit, lemon peel, crisp apple and fresh fig. In short, it’s summer in a glass.

THE OPINIONS : One reviewer described it wine like a “wormy dry rosé with dry floral and strawberry notes.”

What about celebrities launching their own rosé wine?? Anyway, I’m definitely not mad that John Legend is added to the list. He works with Raymond Vineyards in Napa Valley to produce a range of wines, including this crisp rosé with notes of strawberry and white nectarine.

THE OPINIONS :It is a beautiful dry and aromatic rose,” writes one reviewer. “It can be paired with lighter foods (anything you squeeze a lemon on) and because of its richness and body, it can also support heavier or fatty foods.

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Little Big Town Wine Spritzers

Country band Little Big Town has a whole line of canned wine spritzers in fun fruity flavors like watermelon rosé, black cherry and southern peach.

THE OPINIONS : One reviewer describes this as a “great, cooler alternative to beer!”

When people talk about grape varieties, they are usually talking about the grapes with which the wine was made. Some of the most common white wine varietals are pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, moscato, and riesling. When it comes to reds, you’ll likely come across names like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Pinot Noir. And then of course, you have rosé. This is by no means an exhaustive list, as there are a ton of different varietals, but knowing which ones you already love can help you find your new favorite wines.

If you shop online, you can look for bottles recommended by wine experts. Plus, you can watch to see which wines have won awards, which is a pretty good indicator that they’re worth buying.

If you’re shopping in person, talk to a wine store employee about what interests you. It can definitely point you in the right direction and you can learn more about the wines you love.

How to Choose the Best Celebrity Wine

Remember that you can find good wines at different prices

There’s no shortage of expensive wines, but you don’t have to spend a ton of $$$ to find a good wine.

Read reviews

If you’re new to wine, reading wine reviews on Drizly or other sources can give you information that might be helpful in deciding what to buy.

Keep track of your likes and dislikes

This is something I wish I had started doing sooner. When you try a wine that you really like (or don’t really like), write it down in your Notes app or in an app specifically designed to keep track of different wines. You can write down the flavors you noticed, what you liked or disliked and of course the name of the wine. Then when you pick up your next bottle, you’ll have a record of what you should be looking for.

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Italian wine brands, DOC delle Venezie https://vinivert.com/italian-wine-brands-doc-delle-venezie/ Wed, 25 May 2022 09:16:15 +0000 https://vinivert.com/italian-wine-brands-doc-delle-venezie/ With the ambition to become “global ambassadors of Italian taste”, Italian Wine Brands is the second biggest producer of Prosecco and a gigantic player of Pinot Grigio. According to Andrea Ruggeri, the company’s UK-based commercial director, its bigThe DOC delle Venezie strip of vineyards, stretching from Lake Garda to the Venetian coast, accounts for around […]]]>

With the ambition to become “global ambassadors of Italian taste”, Italian Wine Brands is the second biggest producer of Prosecco and a gigantic player of Pinot Grigio.

According to Andrea Ruggeri, the company’s UK-based commercial director, its big
The DOC delle Venezie strip of vineyards, stretching from Lake Garda to the Venetian coast, accounts for around 82% of all Pinot Grigio grown in Italy. This is the home of the vine and its elevation to DOC status was clearly a good decision.

“I think it made everyone realize that as a DOC he was a lot easier to deal with as a
category, because now you know what the production will be,” says Ruggeri. There are
now monthly grower figures, much tighter controls and lower yields that have
already been reduced twice since its inception.

The net effect on quality is that “Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC is now excellent,” he says,
showing how the region’s subsoil and relatively cool conditions help preserve the innate
freshness of the grape. Pinot Grigio grown as an IGT in central and southern Italy, and even countries like Australia and South Africa, tends to be fattier, richer and higher in alcohol, according to Ruggeri.

“Veneto is the origin of Pinot Grigio,” says Ruggeri. “It’s clearly a more northern region and its cooler climate gives good acidity and good fruit. It is a great wine which has
obviously even better since moving to delle Venezie DOC.”

There were unavoidable growing difficulties when it was started after a huge harvest and it was
followed by a period of volatile prices, but Ruggeri believes the delle Venezie DOC has
“has found its rightful place above IGT wines”. Things have calmed down and he feels the connection
between Pinot Grigio and Veneto has strengthened in trade, if not necessarily between
consumers. But it is still early.

Italian Wine Brands is very involved in protecting and improving the DOC status of wine with
Giorgio Pizzolo, CEO since 1988, member of the board of directors of the Consorzio di tutela dei vini doc
delle Venezia. For a company that exports 80% of its production to more than 80 countries, led by
In the UK and US, this Venetian superstar grape really matters to Italian wine brands.

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Best canned wines 2022: Most popular canned wine brands and types https://vinivert.com/best-canned-wines-2022-most-popular-canned-wine-brands-and-types/ Thu, 19 May 2022 16:05:41 +0000 https://vinivert.com/best-canned-wines-2022-most-popular-canned-wine-brands-and-types/ If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. If there’s any uncertainty that packaged wines should have a place at the table, let’s face it – canned wine is just as good as bottled produce. Maybe, dare I say, even better […]]]>

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If there’s any uncertainty that packaged wines should have a place at the table, let’s face it – canned wine is just as good as bottled produce. Maybe, dare I say, even better sometimes? These aluminum cans are the perfect size to be smuggled in bags on the beach, cracked open at a patio barbecue, and artfully sipped as you wander through a gallery, just in time for National Wine Day.

The best canned wines keep portability in mind, but retain the same quality as any other red, white, rosé and sparkling wine. You won’t have to pull out the corkscrew, pack a bunch of glasses, or lug around a bulky bottle. Since cans are usually sold in packs of four and are limited to around 10-12 oz, you can ride to an event with the best in California with the same energy as you would ride to a tailgate.

That being said, you won’t pound them the same way you would a Session IPA – most of these miniature cans hold half a bottle of wine each and can be up to twice the ABV of a craft beer. If you’re looking for a drink that’s just as light and easy to sip, but less likely to get out of the party early, hard seltzers are the way to go (and there’s definitely a lot you can go this year).

But there are occasions that just deserve a can of champagne, and we’re not just talking about a Tuesday night. Although you can also buy many of the best canned wine brands online these days, with everyone from Drizly to Saucy and even wine site Vivino delivering cases to your door. No need to run to a liquor store to find that that obscure vintage bottle you ate at dinner is sold out.

Unpretentious, easy to transport and oh so good, we’ve rounded up our canned wines to try this season.

1. Dark Horse Pinot Grigio

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Dark Horse Pinot Grigio is everything you want in a white wine – light, refreshing, oh, and did we mention it’s perfectly portable? This 13.4% ABV Californian wine is bright enough to serve slightly chilled in a glass at dinner, but with an easy-to-open top, it’s more likely to become your drink of choice while you’re doing the talking. at your next backyard snap or pool party. At its affordable price, we’re also impressed with the amount of bold, expressive flavor packed into a 375ml can.

Using innovative winemaking techniques, the blend includes Viognier, Riesling and, of course, Pinot Grigio, but ends up blended with an unoaked Chardonnay. This delivers incredibly clean notes of tart apple and juicy citrus, as well as a mouthfeel (yes, we’re getting that oft-overused term out) that’s creamy, yet retains a bubbly finish and plenty of minerality. The fruity flavors would make a great companion for a cheese platter, although it really can be paired with any light summer barbecue dish. But overall, Dark Horse proves that you don’t have to sacrifice accessibility for well-rounded flavor.

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2. Undergrowth Rosé

Rose of the undergrowth

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Rosé tends to be either sweet and overly fruity, or sweet with a hint of sweetness – Underwood Rosé is the latter. Sophisticated without being pretentious, this is a great wine to bring to a housewarming party you want to impress with, or toss in your bag for a picnic, or even for fun at a concert. Basically, a wine made for what the company calls, “lounging action”.

Underwood draws on many local products Oregon’s vineyards and wine regions, and is a portable canned 375ml version of their popular bottled wine (although you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference). It’s as easy to love as it is to drink (even for would-be rosé haters), a wine that certainly tastes the summery sweetness of berry and peach flavors, but still ends with a crisp finish. very pleasant. At 13% ABV, this will turn any laid-back summer into a moment to remember.

To buy:
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3. Cool Cat

Cool Cat Berry Wine Spray

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Cool Cat is no ordinary wine vaporizer – it’s a costs wine vaporizer. Cooler than what you typically see in college dorms of yesteryear, and certainly cooler than anything canned in the 90s. It’s wine’s answer to hard seltzer, a bubbly blend which is light on ABV (a respectable 6.9% ABV), but packs bold flavors, all in an extremely drinkable 12oz package.

Sonoma California pinot grigio combines here with soda water and pure cane sugar to deliver a refreshing fizz, ideal if you’re out in the sun on a hot day and don’t want to bog down with a heavier wine. You might be surprised that, yes, it’s still wine, with unique and quirky flavors like Elderflower Mint Lime (an ode to the classic Mojito) and Grapefruit (tangy and lemony). But it’s this creativity that makes Cool Cat so versatile since it holds up just as well poured over ice as it would for a cocktail shaker. Dress it up or down, but with that wine seltzer in hand, every table you sit at will be the cool kid’s table.

To buy:
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4. Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs

Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs

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Yes, you heard us right, this Coppola. The Godfather and Revelation now The director has been a winemaker since the 2010s and has released several award-winning wines from his Sonoma cellar, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be impressed with this pleasantly effervescent offering. Made from a blend of pinot blanc, with muscat and dry riesling thrown in for good measure, it’s an elegant flavor that doesn’t pack the punch of some other canned wines, but packs the subtlety.

This light and bubbly blend also has the added benefit of being an ultra-compact can, at just 187ml and 11.5% ABV. But sometimes it’s nice to have an appetizer’s equivalent of a drink – you get a little taste of all the pear and melon notes, and a bit of the sweetness of the honey, then, like a memorable movie, it’s over too soon. Throw one in your picnic basket, take it out to a lake, or open one instead of a bottle of champagne at a party for a delicious and memorable sip (though, keep a few cans handy hand if the afternoon is going to be long).

To buy:
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5. Pinot Noir House Wine

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House wine

This dry red blend is packed with fruity flavors like berries and dried fruit, with a hint of pepper to add depth. It has around 12.5% ​​alcohol per can and goes well with pasta and cheese plates, perfect for those summer picnics you have planned. The blend itself is sourced from Chilean wine regions and the brand states that each can is equivalent to half a bottle – so be careful before you start drinking them!

It even has a smooth, velvety finish that leaves a rather satisfying taste on your palate, long after the can is gone. And, because it’s medium to full-bodied, it packs plenty of flavor and complexity, almost on par with most regular red bottles you’d buy at the liquor store. If you’re a vegetarian, the brand also recommends pairing this canned red with mushroom-based pizzas for the best taste.

To buy:
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Wine brands urged to use COVID experience during cost of living crisis https://vinivert.com/wine-brands-urged-to-use-covid-experience-during-cost-of-living-crisis/ Mon, 09 May 2022 04:04:37 +0000 https://vinivert.com/wine-brands-urged-to-use-covid-experience-during-cost-of-living-crisis/ Wine Intelligence suggested lessons from the pandemic can help brands weather the disruption as inflation and the cost of living affect consumer spending. In analyzing the upcoming economic environment for wine brands, Wine Intelligence said, “at the moment, there are no simple answers.” However, industry watchers have explained how the wine industry’s experience during the […]]]>

Wine Intelligence suggested lessons from the pandemic can help brands weather the disruption as inflation and the cost of living affect consumer spending.

In analyzing the upcoming economic environment for wine brands, Wine Intelligence said, “at the moment, there are no simple answers.”

However, industry watchers have explained how the wine industry’s experience during the COVID-19 pandemic can help with decision-making as a consumer spending crisis looms.

Wine Intelligence highlighted the fact that when consumers are forced to make spending choices, non-negotiable necessities (food, shelter and transportation) obviously take priority.

The proportional costs of these basic needs (which can broadly be described as the “cost of living”) have been on a long-term decline until recently, generally averaging around 10% for most households living in developed economies such as the UK and the US, according to the US Department of Agriculture and the UK Office of National Statistics.

Yet, as Wine Intelligence explains, cost inflation in many of these markets is at a rate not seen in three decades – households around the world, including those in the middle and upper income brackets, should reassess their budgets. .

In response, Wine Intelligence recommended that wine brands focus on their target audience. At the height of the lockdown period, frequent wine drinkers continued and even increased their consumption of wine at home, while occasional wine drinkers ‘effectively left the wine category‘. This latter group included a large group of young drinkers of legal age, whose relationship with was driven by the social occasion in the local, rather than the product itself.

According to Wine Intelligence, “The lesson has been that when external factors come into play, engaged drinkers will stay engaged and marginal drinkers will find substitutes.” Given that younger cohorts are also more likely to be in the less affluent demographic groups, it’s likely that increases in the cost of living could elicit a similar market reaction. Brands therefore need to commit resources to ensure that they recognize who their target audience is and focus their marketing efforts on them.

A similar “discovery” process is described by Wine Intelligence regarding brand equity. Here, analysts suggest that when external or economic factors put brand value to the test, the best definition is that used by accountants, who judge value by the difference in price that a brand can command over to a generic or own brand equivalent.

“In this regard, the wine category generally performs poorly – with a few notable exceptions. Developing a real brand in a market for relatively low-priced commodities dominated by supermarkets, such as wine, is hard work.

However, for the few brands that have true “equity” and the ability to command a price premium, the confidence and assurance they impart to drinkers will leave them better positioned in tough economic times.

Additionally, Wine Intelligence suggested that cross-channel presence can be almost as important to brand health as value.

In support of this argument, analysts pointed to the fact that the top 10 brands in the UK wine market in 2020 and early 2021 were strong in both convenience stores and online supermarket chains.

While Australian regulatory circumstances mean wine is less developed in the supermarket space, this performance is an indication of how important availability across multiple channels is for brands looking to weather uncertain times.

Finally, Wine Intelligence also highlighted the importance of behavior change awareness in other categories beyond the wine sector. Describing the COVID lockdowns as a “giant natural experiment”, Wine Intelligence said “how consumers have spent money that would otherwise have been allocated to prohibited or severely restricted activities” has been illustrated during this time.

In particular, the industry watcher pointed to the perhaps counterintuitive phenomenon of expanding luxury spending in markets such as China as consumers lost the opportunity to enjoy off-the-record activities. residence.

The suggestion then is that when consumers restrict one type of spending, they will compensate with affordable substitutes. It is therefore incumbent on wine brands to present themselves as viable alternatives to other forms of expenditure (Wine Intelligence giving as an example concert tickets, trips abroad or a new bicycle).

It remains to be seen whether these patterns will repeat themselves when the challenge ahead is purely economic (such as rising inflation and the cost of living) as opposed to a disruption in healthcare and legislation, as in the case of the pandemic.

The full Wine Intelligence report can be read here.

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HEB uses storytelling video platform for beer and wine brands https://vinivert.com/heb-uses-storytelling-video-platform-for-beer-and-wine-brands/ Thu, 05 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://vinivert.com/heb-uses-storytelling-video-platform-for-beer-and-wine-brands/ HEB has deployed the smart “storytelling” tablets of the start-up The Looma Project in the beer and wine sections of 120 stores. The Looma’s Loop platform, based in Durham, North Carolina, includes a network of in-store tablets that play short human-centered videos at the point of sale to give shoppers a picture of the people […]]]>

HEB has deployed the smart “storytelling” tablets of the start-up The Looma Project in the beer and wine sections of 120 stores.

The Looma’s Loop platform, based in Durham, North Carolina, includes a network of in-store tablets that play short human-centered videos at the point of sale to give shoppers a picture of the people behind the brands on the shelves . In announcing the HEB launch yesterday, The Looma Project noted that the Loop model brings authentic content and more transparency to customers in the adult beverage category.

Texas grocer HEB, with more than 360 stores, represents a new market for Looma, which so far has more than 1,000 active tablets in its retail programs. Retailers that employ Loop for their beer and wine sections include Midwest grocer Schnuck Markets and Carolina-based supermarket chains Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods.

“Working with HEB has been an immense privilege,” Looma founder and CEO Cole Johnson said in a statement. “The care and attention to detail with which they assessed our partnership from day one confirmed Loop’s effectiveness and product market fit, while providing us with industry-leading guidance as we sought to refine and to develop our offer.”

The Looma Project

Loop is intended to connect and educate customers at the time of the shelf decision, rather than “overtly advertise,” according to Looma.

Loop’s video platform is designed to shine a light on the people and stories of select beer and wine brands, increasing shopper engagement and driving more informed purchasing decisions, according to Looma. Content includes the stories behind local and regional brands as well as information on specific products, such as nutrition, tasting profiles, suggested food/beverage pairings and certifications for sustainable practices.

Looma noted that by aiming to connect and educate customers – rather than overtly advertise – Loop sets itself apart from other decision point content providers by providing a “real, human protagonist” and ” authentic and unscripted stories”. Additionally, according to the company, Loop helps differentiate the physical experience from the practical benefits of e-commerce by focusing on discovery, education, and “a sense of connection.”

St. Louis-based Schnucks started rolling out Loop tablets in the beer and wine sections of 89 stores last summer. Looma launched its platform with The Kroger Co.’s Harris Teeter in 2018 and has since more than doubled the number of stores in the Matthews, North Carolina-based chain using tablets. Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Lowes Foods, part of Alex Lee Inc., began its partnership with Looma in November 2019 with the rollout of Loop tablets to 50 stores. Additional pilots are underway and scheduled at new and existing retail partners within and beyond the adult beverage category, Looma added.

Brands see sales growth double during a Loop video campaign, followed by 25% growth the following month and 12% over the following six months, Looma reported on its website. Similarly, retailers sell 51% more items for featured brands in Loop shelves at one end of an aisle, and 60% of shoppers who buy a featured Loop product are trying it for the first time, the company said.

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Texas Wine Brands Can Now Benefit from Cost Effective Digital Marketing Solutions by Ventura Consulting https://vinivert.com/texas-wine-brands-can-now-benefit-from-cost-effective-digital-marketing-solutions-by-ventura-consulting/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://vinivert.com/texas-wine-brands-can-now-benefit-from-cost-effective-digital-marketing-solutions-by-ventura-consulting/ AUSTIN, TX, April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ventura Consulting, a Austindigital marketing consulting firm, officially launched on April 18, 2022. CEO Christian Ventura noticed the growing need for innovative marketing initiatives in small and medium-sized wineries in the Texas wine industry. “Traditional services provided by large marketing companies can sometimes be beyond the reach of […]]]>

AUSTIN, TX, April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ventura Consulting, a Austindigital marketing consulting firm, officially launched on April 18, 2022. CEO Christian Ventura noticed the growing need for innovative marketing initiatives in small and medium-sized wineries in the Texas wine industry. “Traditional services provided by large marketing companies can sometimes be beyond the reach of the moderate budget of a small winery. Our mission is to help Texas wine brands are increasing their wine tasting reservations, traffic and online sales through strategic, yet cost-effective digital marketing initiatives. Our vision is to be the most trusted growth partner for wine brands, revealing the wealth of digital potential they possess,” says Cristian.

Ventura Consulting provides digital marketing services to the wine industry, focusing on Texas wine brands. Their services range from search engine optimization (SEO), website administration, content and email marketing, location-based marketing, as well as paid advertising on Google Ads and on social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram. Other services include videography, drone footage, CRM migration and custom reporting solutions.

The primary driver for launching these marketing services, specifically for the Texas wine brands, friendly people make the industry. Winery owners and industry professionals are very open to new ideas and strategies that could be executed with modern marketing technologies. This is one of the main reasons why Cristian moved to Austin of Porto Rico, a little over 3 years ago, to learn more about the industry. Cristian recalls: “When I decided to apply my marketing knowledge and experience to a specific industry, wine made the most sense because I love a lot of memories made with friends and family around wine. Also, wine has been around since the beginning of history, it was an integral part of ancient cultures and it is still relevant today, I am honored to be part of this great family of companies related to wine.

About Ventura Consulting:
Ventura Consulting is a Austindigital marketing consulting firm dedicated to serving the wine industry. We offer a wide range of services, including SEO, paid advertising and location-based marketing.

For more information on Ventura Consulting, visit: https://vc.wine

Contact information:
Christian VenturaCEO
Ventura Board
Such. 787-567-5153
E-mail: [email protected]

SOURCEVentura Consulting

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Italian Wine Brands S p A: Proxy for participation in the 2022 General Meeting https://vinivert.com/italian-wine-brands-s-p-a-proxy-for-participation-in-the-2022-general-meeting/ Fri, 08 Apr 2022 11:00:51 +0000 https://vinivert.com/italian-wine-brands-s-p-a-proxy-for-participation-in-the-2022-general-meeting/ PROXY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SHAREHOLDERS’ MEETING OF ITALIAN WINE BRANDS SPA The undersigned (1) *Firstname name ___________________________________________ or *Company name ______________________________________________________________________ *Born in________________________________________________ *Prov _____ *on________________________________ *Tax code _______________________________________ Telephone number_________________________________________ *Residence address or registration desk _______________________________________________________________ *Firstname name ___________________________________________ or *Company name ______________________________________________________________________ *Born in________________________________________________ *Prov _____ *on________________________________ *Tax code _______________________________________ Telephone number_________________________________________ […]]]>

PROXY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SHAREHOLDERS’ MEETING OF ITALIAN WINE BRANDS SPA

The undersigned (1)

*Firstname name ___________________________________________ or

*Company name ______________________________________________________________________ *Born in________________________________________________ *Prov _____ *on________________________________ *Tax code _______________________________________ Telephone number_________________________________________ *Residence address or registration desk _______________________________________________________________

*Firstname name ___________________________________________ or

*Company name ______________________________________________________________________ *Born in________________________________________________ *Prov _____ *on________________________________ *Tax code _______________________________________ Telephone number_________________________________________ *Residence address or registration desk _______________________________________________________________

Person(s) authorized to exercise the right over the shares of Italian Wine Brands SpA as:

shareholder(2)

pledgee assignee

usufructuary

guardian manager

legal representative

agent with power to subdelegate

Delegate(s) to, jointly and severally _____________________________________________________________________

[surname and name or company name]

with the right to be replaced by, jointly and severally __________________________________________________________

[surname and name or company name]

to represent him in Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Italian Wine Brands SpA called for days:

  • April 26, 2022, at 8 a.m. at Provinco Italia SpA, Via per Marco n. 12/b, Rovereto (TN), on first call;

  • April 27, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.same place, on second call.

  • with reference to ordinary shares no. ________________________________ of Italian Wine Brands SpA

  • with reference to all the common shares of Italian Wine Brands SpA for which he has requested communication to participate the general Assembly,

with the following agenda:

“1. Italian Wine Brands SpA financial statements as of December 31, 2021 and allocation of the result for the year.

  • 1.1 Approval of the financial statements as of December 31, 2021, after examination of the reports of the statutory auditors and the college of statutory auditors; presentation of the consolidated financial statements of the IWB Group as of December 31, 2021; related and consequential resolutions.

  • 1.2 Appropriation of profit for the year. Related and consequential resolutions.

2. Integration of the Board of Directors by appointment of two directors in accordance with article 2386, first paragraph, of the Italian Civil Code and article 18.2 of the articles of association. Related and consequential resolutions.”

  • (1) Full name of the beneficiary as it appears on the copy of the communication to attend theth general meeting postponed in article 83-sexies of Legislative Decree 58/1998 (date of registration).

  • (2) For this purpose, the person holding the shares on the date referred to in Article 83-sexies of Legislative Decree 58/1998.

In order to facilitate participation in the General Meeting, you are invited to send this power of attorney as soon as possible, as well as any supporting documents justifying your signing powers. The delegate may, instead of the original, submit or transmit a copy, including on electronic medium, of the power of attorney, certifying under his own responsibility the conformity of the power of attorney with the original and the identity of the delegator. documents, including this power of attorney, must be sent to the Company by sending a registered letter to the registered office of the Company in Milan, Viale Abruzzi 94, or by electronic notification to the certified e-mail addressiwb@legalmail.it.

Place date

Signature(s)

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Instructions for constituting the proxy to vote

If unable to attend the General Meeting, the beneficiary has the right to appoint a person of his choice as a delegate to attend and vote.

(a) The proxy must be in writing, dated and signed and the name of the delegate must be entered by the shareholder and not by third parties;

  • (b) the representation can only be given for the individual Sshareholders Meetings, with effect also for subsequent calls, with the exception of:

    • (i) general power of attorney; or

    • (ii) a power of attorney conferred by a company, association, foundation or other collective body or institution (“Entity”) to an employee;

  • (c) in the cases referred to in points (b)(i) and (b)(ii) and whenever the person entitled to exercise the right to attend and vote is an Entity, a copy of the documentation which confers the powers of representation must be attached to the power of attorney to be kept in the records of Italian Wine Brands SpA;

  • (d) if representation is conferred on an Entity, it may only delegate it to an employee or collaborator;

  • (e) the proxy can also be given to a person who is not a shareholder of Italian Wine Brands SpA;

  • (f) in the case of co-ownership of shares, the proxy must always be issued with the signatures of all co-owners, even if the person present is also a co-owner;

  • (g) it is recalled that in the event of a proxy given in the absence of specific voting instructions from the delegator to the delegatee, the regulations relating to significant holdings in listed issuers pursuant to Article 118, paragraph 1, letter c) of the Consob Regulation n. 11971/99, as referred to in article 8 of the statutes of Italian Wine Brands SpA, can be applied;

  • (h) the granting of a proxy to a representative in conflict of interest is permitted provided that the representative informs the shareholder in writing of the circumstances giving rise to the conflict of interest and that there are specific voting instructions for each resolution on which the representative must vote on behalf of the shareholder.

  • (i) Shareholders are invited to read article 2372 of the Italian Civil Code, which sets the limits on the granting of proxies.

For any clarification or additional information on the procedures for participating in the General Meeting of IWB SpA, please contact the Company at the following telephone number: +39.02.30516516 – e-mail:investors@italianwinebrands.it.

DISCLOSURE

We remind you, in accordance with article 13 of regulation no. 679/2016 (GDPR), that the data contained in the proxy form will be processed by IWB SpA – the data controller – to manage the debates of the General Assembly, in accordance with current legislation on the protection of personal data. In addition to the aforementioned purposes, the aforementioned data may be processed in order to comply with the obligations provided for by law, regulation or legislation of the European Union. The legal basis of the processing is therefore the shareholder (or delegate) relationship of IWB SpA and the need to comply with a legal obligation. IWB SpA keeps the data for a period that does not exceed the fulfillment of the purposes for which they were collected and subsequently processed, as well as for the period required by law, for administrative purposes and for the management of possible complaints / disputes.

The processing is carried out manually and/or by means of IT and telematic tools with logic related to the aforementioned purposes and, in any case, in such a way as to guarantee security and confidentiality.

Personal data may be known to our employees who are specifically authorized to process them, as Data Controllers or Managers, for the pursuit of the aforementioned purposes; such data may be disclosed (in particular, certain personal data may be disclosed to the financial market, in accordance with current legislation and CONSOB regulations) or communicated to specific persons in fulfillment of a legal obligation, a regulation or European Union legislation, or. on the basis of instructions issued by Authorities authorized to do so by law or by supervisory and control bodies (including, for example, Directors, Statutory Auditors, Statutory Auditor, etc.); without the data indicated as mandatory

it is not possible to authorize the delegate to attend the General Assembly.

The data subject has the right to know, at any time, what data is held by us, its origin and how it is used; also has the right to have this data updated, corrected, completed or deleted, to request its blocking and to oppose its processing (within the limits and under the conditions provided for in Articles 15-21 of the GDPR) by contacting IWB SpA (telephone number 02.30516516).

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Greg Sherwood MW: Is there merit in chameleon wine brands? https://vinivert.com/greg-sherwood-mw-is-there-merit-in-chameleon-wine-brands/ Wed, 23 Mar 2022 05:30:13 +0000 https://vinivert.com/greg-sherwood-mw-is-there-merit-in-chameleon-wine-brands/ What do the major international wine brands Lindemans from Australia, Penfolds from Australia and Mud House from New Zealand have in common? Yes, these all happen to be well-established and widely popular Antipodean wine brands, but that’s not the answer I’m looking for. While many consumers will be scratching their heads and racking their brains […]]]>

What do the major international wine brands Lindemans from Australia, Penfolds from Australia and Mud House from New Zealand have in common? Yes, these all happen to be well-established and widely popular Antipodean wine brands, but that’s not the answer I’m looking for. While many consumers will be scratching their heads and racking their brains for the answer, I suspect the most discerning wine consumers, as well as many professionals in the wine trade, will rightly point out that these are all brands who have decided to diversify into other wine-growing countries.

As Accolade, owner of the iconic Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc brand, so eloquently explains in company parlance: “Moving to a new home country will allow us to increase brand awareness and the opportunity to buy after Mud House reported a 31% increase in volume and a 28% increase in value in sales year-over-year in 2020.” Accolade Chief Brand Officer Peter English , continues: “Our consumers are very attached to the Mud House brand and they trust us to offer them quality wines that take them on an adventure. With the release of these two refreshing and modern new wines (there is also a new Chilean Mud House Rosé), that is exactly what we are doing. We expect our loyal customers to explore these new Chilean wines with the confidence established by the Mud House brand. Mud House Chilean Sauvignon Blanc draws on the essence of our adventurous spirit and is a perfect extension of our original Mud House exploration.

So it’s all about adventures and exploration. Nothing wrong with that, I hear you say. Well, maybe if we were talking about Captain Morgan Rum or a Land Rover expedition sponsored by a Camel cigarette, that might make a little more sense. But is this chameleon brand behavior suitable for individual wine brands that have at the heart of their essence, a unique, new and individual set of character traits that have been key to establishing them as distinctive global brands in the first place? ? Is there a risk that excessive brand extension and dissemination will end up damaging the reputation of the original brand in the mind of the consumer?

These are questions that are much more relevant to the South African wine industry than they may seem obvious at first glance. In 2021, New Zealand’s Marlborough region saw a very high quality Sauvignon Blanc crop but, unfortunately for many growers, also a significantly reduced crop yield, with many growers seeing reductions of up to 20-30 %. In the context of “Brand New Zealand” and “Brand Marlborough”, this was nothing short of a disaster as thirsty global wine markets consumed Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc in ever larger quantities amid the pandemic. Something had to be done to ease the growing pressure on the supply of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – Expand your branded offering or face the prospect of losing market share to cheaper and similar external competitors.

In the UK, the shortage of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has manifested itself in the form of major brands being very narrowly attributed to all professional customers. In the high-end retail sector, names like Cloudy Bay, Greywacke, Isabel and Dog Point had to be awarded for the first time in more than a decade. For many wine merchants in the UK, South African Sauvignon Blanc seems the obvious choice to fill the gap, being possible to produce high-quality styles in South Africa that come very close to emulating the pungent tropical character from New Zealand but at significantly reduced prices. For Mud House however, buying cheaper Chilean Sauvignon Blanc in bulk and bottling it in the UK obviously seemed like a more lucrative proposition and perhaps a longer-term and cheaper alternative source of supply than even Africa. from South.

Mud House Chili Sauvignon Blanc 2021.

But what about the quality of these brands? Speaking to renowned British wine journalist Dr Jamie Goode, he was very dismissive of the idea of ​​Mud House Chile, saying: “It’s incredibly short-term in outlook, and I think it’s is a bad decision. In doing so, one of Marlborough’s most identifiable hallmarks is the king of Chilean Sauvignon. He says, hey people, this Chilean Sauvignon is just as good as Marlborough’s, so we’re putting our label on it. Our brand image is precious, so we wouldn’t risk it if we didn’t think the wine was good enough. I suspect there were a lot of heads shaking in New Zealand when this wine was released. Needless to say, Goode wasn’t a huge fan of the wine himself, scoring the 2021 vintage a measly 82/100 and criticized Accolade for sourcing bulk from the Central Valley instead of at least trying to make something more interesting from cool climate fruits from Leyda, San Antonio or coastal Colchagua.

At this point, I’ll admit that my initial fascination with this whole Chilean Mud House brand extension saga was actually sparked by a bottle of wine I drank recently in South Africa. Just a few weeks ago I finally popped my cherry and got to taste Marlborough’s very famous 2020 Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc. At R256 a bottle (or around £13), the Diemersdal expression can certainly be classed as a premium offering. Now, I know the comparison with the history of Mud House does not reveal an exact and direct comparison, but it got me thinking a lot about global chameleon brands, brand extensions and, in general, measurement in which producers and brand owners can actually take the concept. in the name of “increasing brand awareness and buying opportunities”. Meerlust Rubicon Napa Valley? Kanonkop Paul Sauer Pauillac? Or maybe an Eben Sadie Old Vine Series Côte Rôtie?

Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020.

But before I stray too far, I should jot down my review of the Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc which I believe is already the third edition to hit the market. My tasting note was as follows:

Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, New Zealand, 12.5% ​​Abv. – The first sniff of this Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc indicates that there is a lot going on in the glass. Aromas are classic, subtle and complex with notes of mellow white citrus, green apple cordial, white peach, dried herbs and savory undertones of canned peas. The palate is taut and crisp with a strict linear structure on the palate enhanced by fresh, clean, crisp green acids and layers of green papaya, crisp pear, apple pastille and white peach. Never too fruity or too pungent, but always fresh and crystalline with a lovely chalky minerality on the finish, this is a fairly mature expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from the Wairau Valley. Drink now and over the next 2-3 years. (93/100 Greg Sherwood MW)

After my conversation with Goode and considering his own rather scathing tasting note on the Mud House Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, I decided I couldn’t end this article without tasting the wine firsthand. So, on my recent return from South Africa, I walked into my local Tesco supermarket and bought a bottle for £9 (or around R180). The first thing that struck me about the wine was the intense character of the fermentation bouquet that remains on the wine. After spending a week in Cape Town tasting the fermentation of vintage 2022 tanks, there was something very familiar about the aromatics. Beyond this somewhat awkward trait, there are notes of crunchy green fruits, hints of green melon, and to take up Jamie’s note, a certain character of musky green table grapes. The acids are as fresh and zesty as on many cheaper bulk-shipped New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, but there is also an acidic rawness that is only somewhat muted by the sweet pear and green apple undertones on the wine finish. I don’t understand the bitterness Jamie is referring to in his tasting notes, but maybe it’s the rough, slightly forced nature of the wine he’s referring to? All in all, this is a pleasant and fairly straightforward glass of Sauvignon Blanc that consumers will need to be careful about when purchasing so as not to be fooled into thinking they are actually buying a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. I’m less offended by the wine, so I’ll settle for a slightly more generous score of 84+/100.

Digging a little deeper, I couldn’t help but discover a few other “man on the street” consumer reviews that the Mud House Chile brand has already received. Unfortunately, they’re all fairly predictable given the relatively high price of £9 wine:

Disappointing – I bought it totally under the impression that it was Mud House Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand (should have read the fine print!). Unfortunately it was Chilean and very disappointing – so not worth it.

Yeah not for me – Mud House Marlborough, lovely…Chile, meh, not so lovely.

Chile not Marlborough – Disappointed. I bought the Marlborough before and liked it, picked it by mistake, didn’t notice it was from Chile? Completely different. Not as good.

So I guess the moral of the story is that if you’re going to embark on adventures abroad, make sure you do it right like Diemersdal obviously did, creating a wine with real sex- appeal and a point of difference. South Africa has so many quality Sauvignon Blancs to offer at all price points, but sometimes you need to drink some of the wines from the competitions to remember how spoiled wine drinkers are at home in South Africa.

  • Greg Sherwood was born in Pretoria, South Africa, and as the son of a career diplomat, spent his first 21 years traveling the world with his parents. With a degree in business administration and marketing from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Sherwood began his professional career as a commodity trader. In 2000, he decided to take a long-term interest in wine by taking up a position at Handford Wines in South Kensington, London and is now Senior Wine Buyer. He became Master of Wine in 2007.
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