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Abruzzo wine implements ‘Abruzzo Model’

Published:  24 June, 2024

The Abruzzo wine region is undergoing a significant transformation with the introduction of the ‘Abruzzo Model’. 

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Caution advised on over-hyping the English wine ‘boom’

Published:  19 June, 2024

The UK wine industry has to be “Careful about spreading the message too much that English wine is booming” experts have said, as the industry enters into a potential period of oversupply and overinvestment.

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Appellation Marlborough Wine tightens certification standards

Published:  18 June, 2024

Since its inception in 2018, Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW) has sought to preserve and enhance the quality reputation of Marlborough wines. In that time, the organisation has established stringent quality criteria for certification, advocating for tighter industry regulations at both local and national levels, and introducing the Wine Map of Marlborough, an essential tool for understanding the region’s diversity.

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English Wine Week kicks off with new WineGB manifesto

Published:  17 June, 2024

Ahead of the General Election and also English Wine Week, WineGB has launched its Manifesto for Growth which identifies the three main areas which require support from the new government.

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Berry Bros. and Tuscan producer Bibi Graetz announce exclusive partnership

Published:  12 June, 2024

Fine wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd has become the exclusive UK agent for Tuscan based producer Bibi Graetz and his winery in Fiesole overlooking Florence.

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Gorgona prison project celebrates 12th vintage milestone

Published:  10 June, 2024

The Gorgona project, a unique collaboration between Marchesi Frescobaldi and the Gorgona island prison, has marked a significant milestone with the release of its 12th vintage. Launched in 2012, the initiative offers inmates nearing the end of their sentences a chance to learn viticulture skills, earn a wage and prepare for reintegration into society.

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Viña Santa Rita appoints Javier Bitar Hirmas as new CEO

Published:  31 May, 2024

Chilean winery Viña Santa Rita has named Javier Bitar Hirmas its new CEO, effective 1 August. This announcement, made by the chairman of the board, Baltazar Sánchez, marks a significant transition in leadership for the company.

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Australian Vintage seeks emergency capital raise as Accolade deal falls through

Published:  29 May, 2024

The crisis in the Australian wine industry has deepened now that buyout negotiations between Australian Vintage and its larger rival Accolades Wines have collapsed. The former has requested a suspension of its shares on the Australian stock exchange as it grapples with a grape glut and mounting debt.

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Félix Solís expands global footprint with 2024 Chilean vintage

Published:  28 May, 2024

Félix Solís Avantis’s new Chilean facility in the Cachapoal Valley is starting to bear fruit after barrel samples of its 2024 Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay were unveiled at last week's London Wine Fair. 

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Languedoc report aims to conquer “lazy stereotypes”

Published:  20 May, 2024

“Moving away from lazy stereotypes,” is at the heart of a new endeavour to highlight the potential of the Languedoc and its myriad appellations, wine styles and terroirs to a broad range of consumers.

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Fabrizio Dosi named CEO of Marchesi Frescobaldi

Published:  16 May, 2024

Fabrizio Dosi, previously serving as COO since February 2019, has been appointed CEO of Gruppo Marchesi Frescobaldi, succeeding Giovanni Geddes da Filicaja, who will continue as a member of the Group’s Board of Trustees.

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Hambledon secures £10m funding for growth expansion

Published:  15 May, 2024

Hampshire’s Hambledon Vineyard, a prominent producer of English sparkling wine, has secured a £10m facility from Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance (STB CF), as it enters its next growth phase.

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One Champagne house left standing in Royal Warrant refresh

Published:  13 May, 2024

A number of Champagne brands could have fallen out of favour in King Charles III’s first Royal Warrant list after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Accolade Wines eyes deal with Pernod Ricard

Published:  13 May, 2024

Accolade Wines is currently in negotiations with Pernod Ricard regarding the sale of some of its assets, Harpers has learned.

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Bierzo producer launches campaign to save old vines

Published:  29 April, 2024

For star Spanish producer Raul Perez, who’s done much to put Bierzo on the map of wine, the key to production has always been the use of field blends of old vines, bringing depth and consistency to wines.

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Symington Family releases 2022 Capela do Vesúvio Vintage Port

Published:  22 April, 2024

The Symington family has introduced the 2022 Capela do Vesúvio Vintage Port, marking only the fifth vintage of the micro-terroir wine.

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Denbies makes history as first ‘Net Zero’ UK vineyard

Published:  19 April, 2024

Denbies Wine Estate has made headlines by becoming the first vineyard and winery in the UK to attain Net Zero status according to the UK Carbon Code of Conduct standard (UKCCC). The distinction now places Denbies among a select few wine producers worldwide to achieve Net Zero in wine production.

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Long Read: Grand Cercle boss on the steps to save Bordeaux

Published:  15 April, 2024

The ‘future’ of Bordeaux was on show in London last week at the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux, as the region continues to weather the storms of climate change and downward pricing pressures.

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How will tequila’s price spiral impact the UK?

Published:  05 April, 2024

Prices for agave are currently in a tailspin as sales of premium products slow in key markets like the US and years of zealous plantings finally catch up – and outstrip – demand.

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Rosebank Distillery back in business after 30 years

Published:  25 March, 2024

Rosebank Distillery, known as the ‘King of the Lowlands’, is set to re-open its doors to the public in June after a three-decade hiatus.

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