The International Exhibition of Noble Wines, that in 2010 will take place from the 30th of May to the 2nd of June, is the only one in the world dedicated to the fortified, dessert and natural sweet wines.

It is held every two years in Jerez de la Frontera, the andalusian city that share its name with one of the most famous wines made in Spain. These appreciated wines, complex, special, made always with great affection and care, with very complicated elaboration, didn’t have a global framework or a reference to appear despite of being regarded as the best wines in the world. Vinoble was created to become the center of meeting and showcase for these special wines. Popularly Vinoble known as the ‘Stickies Show’ in wine circles around the world, it has gained enormous importance for natural sweet and fortified wine producers of over 20 nations, notably France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and Hungary. And certanally, Canada, with our outstanding icewines!

In 2008, Vinoble held its latest edition. It exposed 400 wineries and was attended by over 1,000 professionals from twenty nationalities in order to achieve wider dissemination of this type of wine. The next edition of Vinoble will have the technical organization of The Wine Academy of Spain. This edition will have the usual displays and tasting areas and will contain new features like the presence of chefs responsible for the marriage of wine, and parallel activities that enliven the four days of exposure Vinoble.

This year Canada will be represented by our world famous icewines from Inniskillin Winery and Jacksons-Trigg vinthners.

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Alexandre Mounine-Pinson, Publisher and General Editor, ICEWINE INFO

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Caviar: Next Time Think Icewine Instead of Champagne!

Six of the world’s top sommeliers gathered in a posh restaurant in Moscow, Russia to come to a decision on the best wine to enjoy with Caviar. The event is told at the restaurant’s website and is a great one for Icewine and Caviar lovers!  Read more...

Hockey Superstar Igor Larionov Selects Canadian Icewine

Three-time Stanley Cup winner Igor Larionov launched his newest IL Triple Overtime Wine, the ”Centre Ice” Canadian Vidal Icewine on the weekend of his inauguration to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Igor Larionov presented his new Icewine to a select group of wine enthusiasts, wine writers, sommeliers, and hockey players at a private wine tasting at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto. The Canadian Vidal Icewine, made by award winning Icewine maker Pillitteri Estates Winery, will be available in Russia in the New Year. Read more...

Cellars of the world — Icewine Awards

Cellars of the World — Ottawa’s International Wine Competition took place on Saturday October 17, 2009 at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel & was chaired by Debbie Trenholm of Savvy Company.

A panel of 24 experienced wine judges assessed 360 wines including Ontario icewines and iceciders from Quebec at the annual wine competition that is part of the Ottawa Wine & Food Show. The award winning wines listed below was available for tasting at the Ottawa Wine & Food Show to be held on November 6 to 8, 2009 at Lansdowne Park.

Icewine awarded prizes:

GOLD Award 2007 Jackson-Triggs Vidal Icewine
VQA Ontario, Canada

SILVER Award 2007 Konzelmann Estate Winery Vidal Icewine
VQA Ontario, Canada

SILVER Award 2006 Inniskillin Vidal Icewine
VQA Ontario, Canada 2006

BRONZE Award 2007 Lakeview Cellars Vidal Icewine
VQA Ontario, Canada

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Pillitteri Estates Winery is recognized globally for being an innovative leader in the production of rare Icewines.

The winery released the first Canadian Semillon Icewine this past weekend to a very receptive crowd during a local wine event, Winterglow. The Semillon grape is native to warmer wine producing climates such as the Bordeaux region of France, making it somewhat of a challenging grape to grow in cooler climate regions. However, the grape traditionally has been used to create sweet wines such as Sauternes, making it a prime candidate in the production of Icewine. The Viticulture team at Pillitteri decided to plant 2 acres of Semillon a few years ago behind the winery as an experiment to see how the varietal fared on the home estate vineyard. Read more...

ICEWINE INFO is happy to introduce

a new book by remarkable Inniskillins Wines co-founder Donald Ziraldo and Winemaker Karl Kaiser Icewine: Extreme Winemaking. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the painstaking methods and skills used to create one of Canada’s most desired delicacies Icewine.

This beautifully illustrated book reveals the painstaking methods and skills used to create one of Canada’s most desired delicacies Icewine. Niagara Peninsula is renowned for the quality of its Icewine, and from Japan to Europe Icewine is synonymous with the highest level of luxury goods.

Inniskillins Wines co-founder Donald Ziraldo takes readers on a personal tour through the amazing world of cool-climate viticulture and Icewine-making. Read more...

Icewine must be made exclusively from local grapes that have been harvested, naturally frozen on the vine, and pressed in a continuous process while the air temperature is minus 8 C or lower.

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