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11.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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CHINESE WINE WINS BIG

This should settle any doubt that China is a growing powerhouse in the wine industry. For the first time in the history of the Decanter World Wine Awards a Chinese wine has won at the highest level. Winery He Lan Qing Xue’s Jia Bei Lan 2OO9 Cabernet blend has won the Red Bordeaux Varietal Over £1O (US$15.5O) International Trophy. Judges said the wine was “supple, graceful and ripe but not flashy” and praised its “excellent [...] Read More »

BUT IT’S A SWEEP FOR ARGENTINA

China may have done well at the Decanter World Wine Awards but Argentina owned it, winning the most International Trophies of any single country in the history of the competition which included over 12,OOO entries. Etchart won Dry Aromatic Under £1O (US$1O)) for its Privado Torrontes, then Terrazas de los Andes – owned by Moët-Hennessy – won the same award in the Over £1O category, for its Seleccion Torrontes. The Red Bordeaux Varietal Trophy Under [...] Read More »

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