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Jancis Robinson MW gives her backing for formal wine education

Published:  28 October, 2013

Jancis Robinson OBE MW has given her backing for structured formal wine education at a special event for Diploma graduates of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in New York.

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Treasury Wine Estates sets the standard for Californian 2013 vintage

Published:  18 October, 2013

The 2013 Californian wine harvest is set to be "truly outstanding" if a review of some of the premium vineyards of Treasury Wine Estates by Harpers.co.uk is replicated across the state.

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How Treasury Wine Estates is turning heads with its premium Californian wines

Published:  18 October, 2013

If David Dearie's shock sacking as Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) chief executive last month was indeed connected to the $160m writedown the company's US division suffered earlier this year, its stable of Californian wineries continues to produce premium wine that keep turning heads.

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Harvest in Napa Valley is the earliest since late 1980s

Published:  10 October, 2013

While the harvest throughout much of Europe started abnormally late due to the extended winter and cold spring, the Napa Valley in California has experienced its earliest start to a vintage since the late 1980s.

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Vivienne Franks calls on the trade to get behind Virginian wines

Published:  02 October, 2013

Vivienne Franks, in our latest AWEsome column, from the Association of Wine Educators, does her best to extol the virtues of the wines of Virginia.

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Dany and Michel Rolland on the look out for investments in Napa Valley

Published:  13 September, 2013

Investing in California's Napa Valley is next on the list for Bordeaux oenologists and consultants Dany and Michel Rolland, owners of the Rolland Collection.

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Louis Jadot purchases Oregon vineyard

Published:  27 August, 2013

Maison Louis Jadot has announced that it has purchased Resonance Vineyard in Oregon's Willamette Valley for an undisclosed fee.

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US wine exports on track for new record

Published:  15 August, 2013

Exports of US wine rose by 6% in value in the first six months of 2013, putting the industry on course for a new record, despite a drop in volumes.

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California's big crop fails to lower prices

Published:  11 July, 2013

Despite the vineyards of the Golden State experiencing their biggest ever harvests last year, grape pricing continues to climb, as Anya Robson reports

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Douglas Blyde tastes Chris Carpenter's Napa wines

Published:  27 June, 2013

Over lunch at Le Pont de La Tour, Douglas Blyde meets Napa's mountain winemaker

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Wine Equals Friends is sole UK importer for Finger Lakes

Published:  20 June, 2013

New York wine specialist Wine Equals Friends has become the sole UK importer of eight Finger Lakes producers.

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Californian UK market is wide open for new brand launches reveals California Summit

Published:  05 June, 2013


Despite the dominance of Californian wine brands the category is still wide open for new brands to enter the market and gain significant market share.

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Round table: California reckoning

Published:  17 May, 2013

How independent wine merchants and the on-trade can capitalise on Californian wines was the topic of Harpers' latest trade round table. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Justin Keay meets the Californian winemakers who are throwing away the rulebook

Published:  01 May, 2013

For UK consumers tucking into a bottle of wine from California's Central Coast, chances are that it will be from Monterey County, lying just south of San Francisco.

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Local Wine School looks to expand franchise operation to the United States

Published:  19 March, 2013


The Local Wine School is to take its franchise wine education model to the United States after building up a network across the UK.

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California looks to the middle ground

Published:  01 February, 2013

Californian wine excels in the entry-level and premium sectors, but it's the mid-tier where it needs to gain ground, as Laura Heywood finds out

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Ravenswood founder predicts a 'strong future for Californian wine'

Published:  16 November, 2012

California's godfather of Zin, Ravenswood founder Joel Peterson, predicts a strong future for the region's wine as the next generation of winemakers usher in "a whole new world".

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Drinkaware appoints Elaine Hindal chief executive

Published:  23 October, 2012

The UK alcohol education charity Drinkaware has appointed Elaine Hindal as its new chief executive, replacing Chris Sorek who returned to the United States earlier in the year.

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Drinkaware appoints Elaine Hindal as chief executive

Published:  23 October, 2012

The UK alcohol education charity Drinkaware has appointed Elaine Hindal as its new chief executive, replacing Chris Sorek who returned to the United States earlier in the year.

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British and International Distillers Association set up for craft distillers

Published:  01 June, 2012

 


A new trade association is being set up from September for small and craft spirits producers to represent the interests of the growing number of boutique distillers in the United Kingdom.

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