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Asia Wine Service & Education Centre (“AWSEC”) has been providing wine education to the trade and the public for over 16 years. Our extensive range of services is all delivered by our experienced, knowledgeable and highly qualified team of wine educators. Headquartered in Hong Kong, AWSEC designs and provides top quality wine and spirits education and training in Asia, e.g. mainland China and India, and the courses are available in English as well as some local languages.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wine News for April

Acker Merrall & Condit, the world’s premier wine auction house, announced it will auction two of the oldest and rarest bottles of wine in the world – Champagnes recovered in 2010 from a 19th century shipwreck off the Åland Islands of Finland.This unique auction will feature two single bottles, one each from the legendary houses of Veuve Clicquot and Juglar. These vintage Champagnes, which date to the early 1840s and are thought to be the oldest Champagnes for sale in existence, are among the most exciting discoveries ever in the world of wine.

According to the Telegraph UK newspaper, a champagne with the name Prince William was produced by Alexander Bonnet to mark the Royal Wedding - on April 29 - of Prince William and Kate Middleton and was launched in UK at Tesco stores for £24.99. Lucky Prince William, good luck with married life !

Eco News now. Williams Seylem Estate Winery as 14 solar thermal collectors on the roof of its estate. Solar hot water systems are a relatively low-cost way for wineries to use the power of the sun to reduce energy costs. Kunde Family Estate (Kenwood, CA) installed a solar thermal system in 2010, and Williams Selyem Estate Winery (Healdsburg, CA) built a new facility with barrel storage, a bottling line, and visitor center with a solar photovoltaic (PV) energygenerating system for electricity, and a solar thermal system for hot water generation.

Go to www.practicalwinery.com for more technical details.

More and more winerys are trying to reduce their carbon footprint.

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