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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    Agenzia Larsen wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy...

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Italian harvest 2018 update

  The Italian harvest 2018 is well on the way – although not finished yet. If the 2017 harvest has been among the poorest in the last fifty years, when the climatic conditions were much worse and unusual, this year the production has returned to the average values. Coldiretti, Europe’s largest agricultural professional organization,...

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Collection of varieties of Italian vines in the Botanical Garden of Rome

    Fired daily at noon, the Gianicolo cannon has characterized the Roman life since 1847 when Pope Pius IX ordered to fire the cannon,and the city\'s church bells begin ringing all at the same time. But last February 17th 2018, the shot of the Gianicolo cannon marked not just 12:00 o’clock in the capital, but also the...

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Upcoming Events, Trade Shows, and Fairs

    Are you ready for new local and international wine events? Well, start getting prepared for the 2018 trade shows and fairs, where exhibitors and visitors come together to provide unforgettable tastings and experiences, while offering opportunities to have business meetings and network activities. These are the following upcoming...

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2017 Harvest Update: Italy confirms its position as world leader

The OIV’s (International Organization of Vine and Wine) recently announced that the world production of 2017 has been the smallest registered since the late ‘50s, early-‘60s, confirming its forecast regarding the 2017 harvest production. Due to the critical weather conditions experienced this year, 2017 harvest has seen a 8.2% drop...

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2017 Harvest: Dramatic Reduction

Extreme heat wave in Italy and the rest of Southern Europe this summer is predicted to cause massive quantity reduction of 2017 harvest (Unione Italiana Vini). Acc. to current harvest prognoses, Italian wine production this year will be 40.023.154 hectoliters, which is down -26% from the last year. (Estimates by Osservatorio del Vino UIV in...

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Sweet U.S. Millennials

Research on U.S. millennials (by Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute) indicates a preference for wines with more residual sugar (as opposed to dry wines) and a sweet taste in general. Millennials (now 21 – 39 years old) are the largest, fastest growing wine consumer segment in the U.S. – the world leader in wine consumption*. Type of...

Bulk Wine Exports: Italy is growing!

Bulk Wine Exports: Italy is growing!

  According to Amsterdam World Bulk Wine Exhibition statistics, 38% of all wine export is done as bulk (but only 10% in terms of value). “Vino in Cifre 2017”, released by Corriere Vinicolo, reports that Italy has a growing bulk wine category that now accounts for 26.3% of wine exports with 383 million liters exported around the world...

Prosecco: the Star of 2016 Italian Exports

Prosecco: the Star of 2016 Italian Exports

The president of UIV (Unione Italiana Vini) presented an extremely positive analysis of 2016. In particular, the year that just passed has been characterized by a growth of exports of Italian wine (3.3% in value and 1.4% in volume). Sparkling wines, in particular Prosecco, are the drivers of this growth. More than 158 million bottles of...

2016 Harvest Update

2016 Harvest Update: Italy to remain the world’s leading wine producer

While the last grapes are still being picked, the OIV (International Organization of Vine and Wine) has published its 2016 harvest prognosis. OIV early estimates predict a 5% decrease of world wine production compared to 2015. In total wine production will be around 260 mhl. (million hectolitres - musts and juice excluded), making the 2016...