Results of the “First Rosé Selection” by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

The results of the first Rosé Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles were released last week. The high number of entries for this first-time event proves its relevance for both producers and consumers.

Over 1,000 rosés were tasted in ‘lockdown’ and in full compliance with safety measures. The organizers hosted the four days of tastings with irreproachable professionalism. Strict safety measures were ensured throughout, from the lay-out of the tables to serving the wines and disinfecting the equipment.

In addition to the silver, gold and grand gold medals, the competition also awarded ‘revelation’ trophies to rosés that scored the highest in their category.

2021 Vinolok Revelation (Best competing rosé): La Madrague, Cuvée Charlotte / Côtes de Provence, France

2021 Medium-Dry Rosé Revelation: Vinia Traian, Cabernet Sauvignon / Cahul, Republic of Moldova

2021 Fortified Wine Revelation: Domaine du Chêne, Rosé / Pineau des Charentes, France

2021 Sparkling Wine Revelation: Matisak, Méthode Traditionelle Rosé Dry / Sekt, Slovakia

2021 Spanish Wine Revelation: Jaume Serra, Pinot Noir Cuvée Especial 2016 / Cava, Espagne

2021 Portuguese Wine Revelation: Sogrape, Inspirações Rosé / Bairrada, Portugal

2021 Italian Wine Revelation: Cantina Terzini, Rosato / Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, Italy

Traditionally, rosé has been popular in spring and summer – this has changed. Rosé consumption year-round has gained traction in many countries across the globe, for numerous reasons: Rosé is fresh, accessible and multi-faceted; It lends itself to many different occasions, from the aperitif to al fresco drinking and mealtimes; It can partner with an extensive range of cuisines, particularly global cuisine, which is also extremely popular at the moment, including sushi to spicy foods and tomato sauce-based dishes.

View all the results here: https://concoursmondial.com/en/results/

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The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux announces 10 cities to host “en primeur” tastings [April 26-29]

The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux has announced that this year’s en primeur tastings will be held in 10 cities worldwide (which includes Bordeaux) from April 26-29.

The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux has said that Bordeaux, New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Brussels, Zurich, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Hong Kong will be the host cities for this year’s campaign.

As noted on their website, tastings will be held from 26-29 April in Bordeaux, with further tastings held around the world on the following timetable:

26 April: Zurich and Shanghai
26-27 April: Brussels
27 April: Frankfurt and Hong Kong
27-28 April: Paris, London, San Francisco and New York

Dedicated venues in each city will be chosen where professionals will be able to taste the 2020 wines from the UGCB’s 131-member estates, in accordance with local health regulations.

The UGCB’s president, Ronan Laborde, said: “We are incredibly committed to maintaining ties with our clients and ambassadors. Despite the restrictions in place, we will do everything in our power to ensure they can enjoy the Bordeaux 2020 vintage.”

The new dates for this year’s campaign were confirmed earlier in the year but the UGCB at the time remained unsure if it would be able to hold the annual tasting solely in Bordeaux. It mentioned that its fall-back option would be to hold the tasting in cities around the world, building and improving upon the system of sending out samples that it rushed into place last spring.

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Institute of Masters of Wine Webinar: Climate Change & Global Wine Trade – February 17th, 2021

The Institute of Masters of Wine is continuing its webinar series next Wednesday February 17, 2021 with a session on “The Impact of Climate Change on the Global Wine Trade.”

This webinar will examine the impact of climate change from vine to glass with leading experts climatologist Dr Greg Jones, economist Mike Veseth and CEO of Wine Intelligence Lulie Halstead sharing their views in a discussion covering the impact on growing grapes and wine quality, trade and distribution and on wine consumers. 

Climate change is having an impact on wine production. Increasing temperatures affect vine phenology with reduced winter dormancy, and earlier physiological ripening. They also affect the spread of disease and pests. Climate change is leading to more frequent and more extreme, extreme weather events with increased drought conditions and wildfires in regions such as Australia, California, Spain and South Africa, spring frosts and more violent storms leading to flooding. This means greater variation in quantities of wines produced from one year to the next with increased volatility in wine prices. Climate change imperils the smooth flow of goods as transport infrastructure and ports are vulnerable. Wine consumers are increasingly concerned about climate change and are becoming more demanding in terms of wanting to know what goes into the products they buy and how they are made. This discussion will cover each of the aspects across the entire global wine supply chain.

The event will be moderated by Jane Masters MW and there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

The panel includes:

Dr Greg Jones – Chair, Evenstad Center for Wine Education / Wine Studies
Lulie Halstead – CEO Wine Intelligence
Jane Masters MW (moderator) – view MW profile
Mike Veseth – Wine Economist, Professor emeritus of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Washington)

This webinar is open to everyone, but capacity is limited. Follow this link to register.