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Loire vintage 2021: 'Hard year, but versatile and beautiful wines'

Published:  17 November, 2021

Winegrowers in the Loire Valley region grappled with a difficult and challenging season, but were rewarded with a good crop of fresh and aromatic wines, according to a new harvest report from InterLoire.

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Prosecco Superiore reports ‘excellent quality’ harvest

Published:  05 October, 2021

Producers in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG in Veneto are reporting an excellent quality 2021 harvest.

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Lebanon: Fuel for thought

Published:  15 September, 2021

Lebanon’s latest winemaking challenge is a fuel crisis that has left wineries fighting for power, as Andrew Catchpole reports

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Vibrancy shines through in South America harvest report

Published:  19 August, 2021

Vibrant, zingy wines which have retained freshness and elegance despite weather challenges have emerged from South America in 2021, a new harvest report focusing on the region has said.

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Ribera del Duero declares 2020 vintage "excellent"

Published:  07 July, 2021

Ribera del Duero DO has declared the 2020 vintage as "excellent", at the same time unveiling UK marketing plans for this year.

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TWE trials robotic help to optimise yield prediction

Published:  14 June, 2021

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is embracing robotic help in a bid to optimise yield prediction in wine grapes, and to improve autonomous crop spraying with the use of robots, as part of a three-way trial.

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New Zealand vintage 'exceptional' but down 19%

Published:  14 June, 2021

The quality of the 2021 vintage has been described as "exceptional" throughout New Zealand’s wine regions, although the harvest was smaller than hoped for, according to New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW).

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Frost signals “significantly smaller” vintage for New Zealand harvest

Published:  20 April, 2021

Cooler spring weather and late frosts have led to a “significantly smaller vintage” for 2021, New Zealand Winegrowers has said, applying pressure at a time when the industry is facing increased production costs.

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Symington announces 2019 quinta vintage Ports

Published:  14 April, 2021

Symington Family Estates has announced that it has bottled six quinta vintage Ports from 2019, of which two will be released en primeur – Quinta do Vesúvio and Dow’s Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira.

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South Africa's high hopes

Published:  01 April, 2021

If Bordeaux declares another 'vintage of the century' in 2021, then eyes will undoubtedly roll.

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Soaring demand for rosé and exports at Nyetimber

Published:  15 February, 2021

Nyetimber has reported a major spike in demand for rosé in 2020 from their south east England vineyards, despite the loss of social drinking occasions often associated with pink wines.

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Sommlight series and crush playlist launched by Washington Wine

Published:  25 November, 2020

In moves to spread some cheer around the industry, Washington Wine has launched a new digital series called Sommlight, complete with dedicated website featuring stories from leading trade lights.

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IXSIR powers through Lebanon challenges to declare healthy vintage

Published:  16 November, 2020

Leading Lebanese winery IXSIR is reporting a “healthy” 2020 vintage, despite the harvest beginning within days of the deadly explosion that rocked Beirut and increasing Covid-19 restrictions.

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CWI webinars to give ‘accurate story’ of harvest across Cali

Published:  26 October, 2020

‘The Harvest Sessions’, a trio of webinars from California Wine Institute (CWI) is promising to give an “accurate story” of the 2020 harvest across the wine country from the perspective of winemakers and growers. 

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Cramele Recaș announces €7m investment as it achieves organic status

Published:  23 October, 2020

Cramele Recaș, Romania’s largest winery, has earmarked an investment of over €7m in 2021 as it declares 2020 a “premium” vintage and achieves organic certification for two of its three wineries.

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Bordeaux claims ‘high hopes’ for 2020 vintage

Published:  13 October, 2020

Coming off the back of an extraordinary year, the CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council) has declared 2020 as a vintage with “excellent wines in prospect”.

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Headline Heroes: Languedoc

Published:  09 October, 2020

As the world’s biggest wine-producing region, the Languedoc offers the diversity typical of a whole country, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Beaujolais announces “positive” vintage

Published:  01 October, 2020

Inter Beaujolais has declared the 2020 vintage “positive”, with the region described as going from “strength to strength”. 

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Chris Wilson unveils details of new urban winery

Published:  01 September, 2020

Winemaker and wine journalist Chris Wilson has announced his much talked about Cambridge urban winery will start production this month.

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Champagne fails to agree 2020 yield amid “worst crisis since WW2”

Published:  24 July, 2020

The Champenois are in disarray as efforts to reach agreement on the level of yield for the 2020 harvest failed at a recent meeting of the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) in Epernay.

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