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Languedoc yields 15% down following drought and mildew

Published:  09 January, 2024

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc (CIVL), which represents 2,000 estates across the region has published its 2023 vintage report, revealing a 15% decline in production on the five-year average.


Old vine conservation project to revitalise Chile’s wine heritage

Published:  09 October, 2023

Viña Santa Carolina has announced it is collaborating with the Quirihue Winemakers Association (Agrupación de Viñateros de Quirihue) on the next phase of an ongoing project, which has so far spent 10 years working to recover centuries-old grape varieties in the Itata Valley. 


Discovering the charms of Roussillon

Published:  06 October, 2021

As the home of France’s fortified sweet wines, with a dazzling array of soils and microclimates forming a vinous bridge between France and Spain, the Roussillon deserves to be recognised as a distinct region with its own unique identify. Jo Gilbert discovers a region ready to stand on its own two feet. In partnership with Wines of Roussillon


Sud de France: Incredible white diversity on display

Published:  13 September, 2021

Tim Atkin MW has paid homage to huge breadth of white wine available across the Languedoc-Roussillon and the South West, even comparing its diversity to a South American wine cousin.


Australia: Reinvention in the New World

Published:  10 February, 2020

Australian winemakers are forging a new identity with a holistic approach to production that’s more in keeping with modern consumer tastes than the country’s original offerings, as Chris Losh reports.


Thistledown champions Grenache renaissance

Published:  11 December, 2017

Alliance Wine’s Giles Cooke MW will be releasing the first commercially available results of Thistledown Wine Company’s Riverland project, focusing on old vine Grenache, under a Gorgeous Grenache label at M&S this spring.


South Africa chases premium ground

Published:  13 November, 2017

As South Africa strives to push innovation and quality, natural factors may just provide the tipping point for the country.