25 June was The International Rosé Day – a great reason to brighten up a summer day.
The Best of Provence Chateau de Berne and Ultimate Provence Celebrated International Rosé Day and the Estates Reopening
MDCV, the collective name for 4 Vineyards in Provence: Château de Berne, Château des Bertrands, Château Saint-Roux & UP l Ultimate Provence, celebrated International Rosé Day with the release of the 2020 vintages of Romance, Inspiration and UP Rosé in the US along with the estates reopening in France. From the Côtes de Provence these rosé wines from Château de Berne, and Ultimate Provence awaken the senses with every sip and the wine bottle design captures the elegance and spirit of both estates. The wines made by Alexis Cornu, winemaker and enologist since 2016
The five-star Relais & Château de Berne estate includes a hotel and private villa accommodations, as well as a Michelin-starred restaurant “Le Jardin de Berne” which features an eco-conscious approach to fine dining and in 2021 received the new Michelin Green Star distinction, awarded for exemplary sustainable restaurant practices. Completed by the spa, cooking school and various leisure activities, Château de Berne offers food & wine lovers, athletes, adventurers, and those simply looking for quiet contemplation, the promise of an unforgettable experience.
The Romance wine bottle features a fun special effect inside the bottle, as a bubble motif appears when the wine is poured, Inspiration is an exclusive square bottle that is a tribute to the Roman architecture and a nod to the estate’s long history of winemaking dating back to Roman times. Inspiration has received a 91-point score from Wine Enthusiast.
The first sought-after ‘Jupiter’ wine
Martins Wine Advisor (MWA), the winners of Best Wine Advisory Service 2019 and 2020 UK at the LUX Life Food & Drink Awards, have launched their new nine-year exclusive ‘Wines From Another World’ series in partnership with Pedro Marques Antunes from Sparrow Creative Solutions, in spectacular style in a converted warehouse setting.
Set against an immersive intergalactic space with cutting-edge technology, the luxurious launch event for ‘Wines From Another World’ was attended by luminaries from the elite wine world, media members and special VIP guests who were transported to another dimension, suspended between space and earth.
The event marked the start of the nine-year journey where 9 planets, 9 regions, 9 producers, 9 codes and 9 wines will come into fruition for the ‘Wines From Another World’ series.
The first bottle to grace the ‘Wines From Another World’ collection is the highly sought after and rare, ‘Jupiter’ wine, which has balanced innovation with tradition using ancient wine techniques. It is the epitome of the millenary wine culture that was brought to Alentejo, in the south of Portugal, by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago.
This collector’s wine – by invitation only – is a glorious testament to Claúdio Martins’, the CEO of Martins Wine Advisor, visionary quest for excellence and exceptional taste.
‘Wines From Another World’ has cultivated a spirit of collaboration which is represented in Martins’ strong relationships with some of the finest wine producers in the world, including winemaker Pedro Ribeiro of Herdade do Rocim – one of the most respected producers in the Alentejo. Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system is an apt representational name for this bold wine, which was made with indigenous grapes and ancient production methods, including five years of ageing in amphoras. Rocim’s mission is to produce wines in a sustainable manner respecting the social, cultural and natural matrix of the region.
‘Jupiter’ boasts a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for wine collectors to widen their horizons with a bottle of legendary proportions and tremendous value, which will age gracefully for many years to come. ‘Jupiter’ has already reached cult status, with half of the 800 bottles sold within 72 hours of its release last week.
Vera Wang Debuts Prosecco, Vera Wang PARTY
Vera Wang announced PARTY, a premium Italian prosecco made for celebrating life’s moments, big and small. PARTY embodies the Bright, FUN and Fashion-Forward side of the globally renowned Designer and Style Icon…with the same bold spirit that transformed fashion by reimagining the bridal space, Vera Wang is now turning her creativity and passion for design toward how — and what — we celebrate. . Designed to look chic on any table, the bottle is a sleek matte silver with “PARTY” in bold neon yellow letters.
“First and foremost, I am a Designer, but I am also an entrepreneur and brand builder. I’ve dedicated my entire life to designing how people celebrate, and not just their weddings – from what they wear to how they entertain, from their tableaus and tablescapes, to how they live at home – and now, what they drink! PARTY is a natural extension of what I already do,” says Vera Wang. “Why prosecco? CELEBRATION! When I think of romance, fun, laughter, joy, friendship, I think of prosecco, it is the wine that personifies emotion and sheer happiness.”
To craft the prosecco Vera Wang looked to find a winemaker with both heritage and pedigree. She turned to the top winemaking region Piemonte, known for its sparkling wines, and to Araldica, producer of the best-selling Moscato in America. Led by second-generation winemaker Claudio Manera, it is one of Italy’s fastest-growing producers and most forward-thinking winemaking co-operative. Manera continues his father’s commitment to Italy’s winemaking traditions, preserving local varieties, protecting the environment and valuing the
characteristics of each wine.
Retailed at $25, Vera Wang PARTY is crafted from 100% Glera grapes and boasts aromas of apple and stone fruit, citrus notes and fresh acidity on the palate, with a soft and fruity finish.
“Prost” is the German word for “cheers.” Prost Every Moment or how to discover the unique versatility and pairability of German wines.
Wines of Germany USA has launched a new integrated marketing campaign entitled Prost Every Moment that seeks to celebrate all of life’s moments with some added German flare.
Prost Every Moment takes the concept of toast every moment and makes it undeniably German, compelling wine drinkers looking for a comforting escape or an energizing adventure to try something new, reconnect with friends and family, treat themselves, and pair everyday moments with the perfect German wine. The campaign encourages U.S. consumers to make the most of every moment – no matter what’s going on in the world or their lives – with German wines that can complement any occasion.
“In Germany, we drink wine with all of life’s celebrations big and small, so we’re excited to bring that same celebratory ethos to the U.S.,” says Monika Reule, Managing Director of the Deutsches Weininstitut (German Wine Institute). “Germany’s 13 wine regions have so much to offer – from our electric Riesling to sultry Spätburgunder to effervescent Sekt.”