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Jenny Mackenzie heads to Reims to taste Jacquart's Champagne vins clairs

Published:  14 June, 2013

Floraine Eznack, winemaker at Jacquart Champagne, "hopes for a perfect 10" when overseeing vendange. She says "10 degrees potential alcohol at picking, with 10g/l total acidity give the optimum grapes for Champagne production". Another 10 in the equation is the dosage at dégorgement, which according to Eznack, is "a maximum of 10g/l residual sugar".

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Sussex vineyard launches first sparkling wine

Published:  13 June, 2013

Redfold Vineyards in West Sussex has launched Ambriel, an English sparkling wine it hopes will rival others on the market.

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E&J Gallo joins forces with Louise Redknapp

Published:  13 June, 2013

E&J Gallo has announced the appointment of Louise Redknapp as the official brand ambassador for Gallo Family Vineyards Summer White.

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CGA predicts on-trade big hitters in 2013

Published:  13 June, 2013

Café-wine bars, premium spirits and cask ales are seen as the big winners in the on-trade in the year ahead, according to a new market report from trade insight specialists CGA.

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High hopes for NZ 2013 vintage

Published:  13 June, 2013

After low yields in 2012, it has been predicted the New Zealand 2013 vintage will be "a vintage to remember".

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Tahbilk aspires to be world's first 'naturally' carbon-neutral winery

Published:  12 June, 2013

Australia's Tahbilk Estate is hoping to become the world's first 'naturally' carbon-neutral winery after achieving a net zero balance of carbon emissions in 2012.

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Château des Sarrins releases first organic vintage

Published:  12 June, 2013

Château des Sarrins, the Provence estate which is owned by Champagne Bruno Paillard, has released its first wine since being granted organic status.

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Geoffrey Dean on the 2012 vintage from the Centre-Loire

Published:  12 June, 2013

Those Sauvignon Blanc drinkers that have had their fill of New Zealand examples of the varietal, should know how good the 2012 vintage was in the Centre-Loire.

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Drinks leaders on route to raise £25k for Benevolent in charity cycle ride

Published:  12 June, 2013

A group of hardy leading drinks figures are currently mid way through a five day 600 km charity bike organised by Mentzendorff that ends later this week in the Douro Valley.

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Naked Wines appoints former Treasury chief winemaker

Published:  11 June, 2013

Naked Wines has appointed former vice-president and chief winemaker for the Americas at Treasury Wine Estates, Matt Parish, as chief winemaker.

 

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WOSA Sommelier Cup heats under way

Published:  11 June, 2013

Following the success of 2010's Sommelier Cup, Wines of South Africa is holding another competition to find a sommelier with a superior knowledge of the country's wines.

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WOSA Sommelier Cup calls for entries

Published:  11 June, 2013

Following the success of 2010's Sommelier Cup, Wines of South Africa is on the lookout for entrants to this year's competition.

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Mangrove appoints new account manager

Published:  11 June, 2013

On the back of company expansion spirits specialist Mangrove has announced the appointment of Andy Balsillie as account manager for Leeds and the surrounding area.

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Sud de France publishes Top 100

Published:  10 June, 2013

The results for the Languedoc-Rousillon Sud de France Top 100 wines have been listed on its website after being announced at the Sud de France Trade Day last week.

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Bollinger head winemaker heads to Germany

Published:  10 June, 2013

Former Bollinger head winemaker Mathieu Kauffmann has been recruited by Reichsrat von Buhl in Germany in time to direct the 2013 harvest.

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Iain Muggoch returns to Direct Wines in newly created role

Published:  10 June, 2013

Iain Muggoch has returned to Direct Wines, to a newly created role, after leaving the company in 2004.


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UK RumFest returns for seventh year

Published:  07 June, 2013

As rum lays claim to being the fastest-growing spirits category in the UK, RumFest has announced its return...

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Pernod Ricard releases Formula One jeroboams of Mumm Champagne

Published:  07 June, 2013

Pernod Ricard is gearing up for the British Grand Prix by releasing limited edition jeroboams of Mumm Champagne in the UK, to highlight the brand's long-running sponsorship of Formula One.

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Champagne Bruno Paillard releases 2002 vintage

Published:  07 June, 2013

Champagne Bruno Paillard has launched its 2002 vintage Blanc de Blancs after more than 10 years of ageing.

 

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Amici di Bacco to unveil eclectic new list

Published:  07 June, 2013

Specialist Italian wine importer Amici di Bacco has announced it will unveil its eclectic new list at this year's Definitive Italian Tasting.

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