The  state of Texas becomes a new OIV observer - 43rd Congress of Vine and Wine in MexicoThe state of Texas becomes a new OIV observer - 43rd Congress of Vine and Wine in Mexico

23 May, 2022

The 20th OIV General Assembly approved three resolutions on 21st may: The State of Texas was accepted as a new observer and the 43rd World Congress of Vine and Wine was officially presented. First meetings in Dijon, new OIV headquarters The GA launched the procedure of ratification of the changes in the Founding Agreement to include the transfer from Paris to Dijon. The Director General and the President informed the Assembly about the procedure that will install the new office of the Organisation provisionally in La Cité internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin. Part of this recently inaugurated complex...
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ASI Welcome 62 New ASI Diploma Recipients
ASI Welcome 62 New ASI Diploma Recipients

19 May, 2022

86 candidates, citizens of 20 different countries, participated in the most recent ASI Diploma examination. The ASI Diploma represents the pinnacle of sommellerie. The sommeliers who recently attempted the Diploma examination had to complete an advanced level test and were asked to perform complicated service skills. 62 candidates passed the examination of which only 27 earned the prestigious title of ASI Gold Diploma. 25 received the ASI Silver Diploma and 10 the ASI Bronze Diploma. Just over 400 sommeliers worldwide have now achieved this designation making it one of the most exclusive titles amongst the global sommelier community. Of the...
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Champagne MOOC - Webinar #5 - The art of pruning in Champagne
Champagne MOOC - Webinar #5 - The art of pruning in Champagne

09 May, 2022

 The techniques of pruning  presented last with the title: Champagne MOOC - Webinar #5 - The art of pruning in Champagne  The pruning techniques used in Champagne have been strictly regulated since 1938. Champagne is the only AOC to have laid down such a precise and comprehensive set of rules for pruning. Read here the full pesentation: 1. THE VINE GROWTH CYCLE AND TASKS IN THE VINEYARD https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d9C1J5NBLYyEaqQVoatB9-V7PhXqTc5Q/view?usp=sharing 2. THE VINE https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kcNxvoS-PG7jHIBb5nfTWv-yOFzDY0Hc/view?usp=sharing Photo Credit:  Champagne MOOC  
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Champagne Shipments in 2021
Champagne Shipments in 2021

05 May, 2022

After being hit badly in 2020, the Champagne sector was re-invigorated in 2021. Sales made a spectacular comeback, increasing by 31% to 320 million bottles and returning to levels comparable to those seen in the early 2010s. This comeback was even more pronounced when it came to turnover, with total sales amounting to a never-before-seen €5.7 billion. These results are to a very large extent attributable to an incredibly dynamic export market, with the number of bottles reaching 180 million for the first time, accounting for over 56% of all Champagne sales. In 2017, exports accounted for exactly half of...
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Champagne in the United States:  2021 Update and Outlook for the Future
Champagne in the United States: 2021 Update and Outlook for the Future

12 Apr, 2022

The Champagne Bureau on Thursday 7 April presented the virtual press conference: Champagne in the United States: 2021 Update and Outlook for the Future. Speakers Natalie Pavlatos, Champagne Bureau USA Gaelle Egoroff, Director of Protection & Apellation Promotion, Comite Champagne Read here th whole presentation https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a5x5AIN_2qP7jvPD8R2HS5CJ9jYtGa9U/view?usp=sharing The Champagne Bureau located in Washington, DC, is the U.S. representative of the Comité Champagne, the trade association that represents all the grape growers and houses of Champagne, France. The Bureau works to educate US consumers about the uniqueness of the wines of Champagne and expand their understanding of the importance location plays in...
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