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Burgundy faces smallest harvest since 1950s

Published:  24 October, 2012


Burgundy is facing up to its smallest harvest since the mid-1950s after the vineyards of the Côte d'Or suffered a mixture of frost, hail, mildew and poor flowering.

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Chile's Aconcagua Costa awarded DO status

Published:  17 October, 2012

The coastal section of Chile's Valle de Aconcagua has become a new Denomination of Origin, on the back of Viña Errázuriz's long-standing quest to establish the region as a new viticultural zone.

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Cape Winemakers Guild Auction achieves record takings

Published:  16 October, 2012

The 28th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction has set record-breaking figures with the highest turnover and a complete sellout of all wines.

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Wines of Sicily Tasting

Published:  07 September, 2012

Sicilian wines are a great match with the independent sector, but if you don't know your Nero d'Avola from your Nerello Mascalese then head to the Wines of Sicily tasting to find out more.

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D&D London to convert warehouse into restaurant complex

Published:  13 June, 2012

D&D London is to reopen a warehouse built by the East India Company to incorporate a modern British grill restaurant, cocktail bar, fish restaurant and a specialist wine shop.

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Consumers reluctant to try lower-alcohol wines

Published:  01 June, 2012

The lower-alcohol wine category will reach a natural cap due to consumer reluctance to try lighter style products, new research has indicated.

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Consumers reluctant to try low-alcohol wines

Published:  01 June, 2012

The lower-alcohol wine category will reach a natural cap due to consumer reluctance to try lighter style products, new research has indicated. 

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Parker: 'I should have scrutinised Jay Miller a lot more'

Published:  19 March, 2012

Robert Parker has admitted that "did not supervise Jay Miller as effectively as I should have" over the scandal surrounding visits to Spanish wineries.

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Chinese red for Moët Hennessy

Published:  23 February, 2012

Moët Hennessy has announced plans to produce a red wine in China.

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Supply shortages for Spanish bulk wine

Published:  23 February, 2012

Spanish co-operatives are going to find it difficult to cope with demand for their bulk wines this year, a leading brokerage company has warned.

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UK consumer trading up on price and down on abv

Published:  07 February, 2012

The UK consumer is spending more per bottle and increasingly requesting lower alcohol wines, according to the first Wine Intelligence UK Independent Retailer Report.

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Tim Wildman MW: Australia in the Goldilocks Zone

Published:  03 February, 2012

In a bright, white gallery space on The Kings Road in Chelsea the annual Australia Day Wine Tasting took place last week. Amid the slurping and spitting, tasters who listened very carefully may have detected a rumbling; deep, subterranean, underground. It could have been a tube train passing below, or a low flying plane overhead. But it was neither of these. The rumbling you may have heard, over the clatter of bottles of Chardonnay and Shiraz, is the sound made as the tectonic plates of the Great Australian Wine Industry shift and rearrange themselves for the first time in a generation.

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Changing weather impacts vintages, say top winemakers

Published:  01 February, 2012

Winemakers around the world are noticing huge vintage variation thanks to changing weather patterns.

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Emmanuel Charrier elected president of BIVC

Published:  16 January, 2012

Emmanuel Charrier has been elected the new president of the regional trade body for the AOP wines of the Centre Loire vineyard, the BIVC.

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Penfolds gets its own managing director

Published:  07 December, 2011

Iconic wine brand Penfolds has appointed Gary Burnand as its managing director.

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Ukraine looks to raise winemaking standards

Published:  06 December, 2011

The emerging Ukrainian wine industry is looking to raise winemaking standards to European levels - by working with foreign consultants and setting up a professional wine body.

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Blog: Anne Krebiehl on natural wine book launch

Published:  01 December, 2011

Last night, some of the UK's finest winos braved the November cold to come to Artisan & Vine in Clapham where Kathryn O'Mara welcomed them to the official launch of "Authentic Wine - Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking", a new and inquiring book by Dr Jamie Goode and Sam Harrop MW.

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Blog: Behind the scenes at Jancis Robinson MW Wine Future tasting

Published:  09 November, 2011


Wine styles and varieties that "deserve more attention" were the focus of the 15 wines chosen by Jancis Robinson MW for her major tasting at Wine Future in Hong Kong

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First chance to taste new Kiwi releases

Published:  01 September, 2011

On September 21 the trade will have a chance to taste their way through the first UK showing of New Zealand's 2011 vintage white wines and 2010 red wines, together with newly released wines from past vintages.

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Treasury Wine Estates posts net profit of AUS$64m

Published:  22 August, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates, which owns Penfolds, Lindeman's and Wolf Blass, has posted net profits of AUS$64.1 million as the volume of wine sales fell by 6.6%.

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