Christian CALLEC

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PROWEIN 2013: BUSY, SUCCESSFUL AND INSPIRING (9)

Three days long, 44000 professional visitors from all over the world gathered at ProWein in Düsseldorf; nearly 3500 more visitors than in 2012, 4783 exhibitors from 48 countries. I enjoyed it very much, especially because I had some beautiful and very enticing (re) discoveries! ITALY CANTINA DI SOAVE – ROCCA SVEVA (Veneto) It was a […]

SAUVIGNOIR: SAUVIGNON BLANC WITH A TWIST

Wine is a fast moving business. Money and market share increase, especially in new ‘wine countries’ like China, can be a tempting motivation. To please the Chinese wine drinkers and their preference for red wines, a well-known New-Zealand wine producer, Peter Yealands from Yealands Estate Wines, releases a ‘Sauvignon blanc with a twist’… a fruit […]

HANNES SABATHI WEINGUT: STYRIAN TERROIR & BURGUNDIAN PASSION (3)

THE TASTING PROOF I tasted 6 wines, 3 from the Klassik, 2 from the Lagen and 1 from the Reserve range. My opinion about those wines is of course a personal one. This few tasting notes are just meant to tell you the impression those wines made on me (and my wife), not to tell […]

HANNES SABATHI WEINGUT: STYRIAN TERROIR & BURGUNDIAN PASSION (2)

HANNES PHILOSOPHY I am sure one could write a whole book about Hannes philosophy. I will just refer to a few quotes and to his new, self-designed, wine labels. Just look at his logo, it is pretty obvious what Hannes wants to tell us: “The Earth makes the wine… it is the soil that makes […]

HANNES SABATHI WEINGUT: STYRIAN TERROIR & BURGUNDIAN PASSION (1)

Some weeks before the festive season, I received a nice message from Bettina Bäck (Wine & Partners). She wrote me about HANNES SABATHI, a 31 years old Styrian winemaker, whose wines (at least a couple of them) just had been introduced in the Netherlands. As I knew the importer, VINITES, and the talented wine buyer […]