Today, Bellavista Launches Its New Labels Designs In Hong Kong

At a tasty lunch hosted by Altaya Wines @ CIAK - In The KitchenBellavista Winery introduced their new labels. Inspired by art & nature, they aim to give a "new air on wine"...

From the up & coming Franciacorta region of northern Italy, these sparkling wines are beautifully crafted in the traditional method w/ a minimum of 4 years ageing before release...

Here, I post some notes on my tasting:
 

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The World of Fine Wine: Franciacorta: bigger is better...

Somehow, I had the impression from Tom Stevenson & Essi Avellan that they were less than impressed w/ Franciacorta in their last Christie's Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wines (http://bit.ly/frcacrta).

How glad I was when I read Stevenson's article in the last edition of "The World Of Fine Wine" when he said that his tasting of 150 of the region's top producers "was one of the most impressive tastings across the board I have experienced in any sparkling wine region outside Champagne"...

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