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South Africa's wine industry “must adapt to survive”

Published:  21 January, 2022

Wine oversight body Vinpro has urged South Africa’s winegrowers to use the pandemic crisis as an opportunity “to revive, recover and rebuild,” adapting current business models to better cope with a rapidly changing world.

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South African packaged wine exports to UK rise 25%

Published:  20 January, 2022

In a massive boon for South Africa's quality-led growers, total exports of South African wine to the UK rose 20% by value and 12% in volume in 2021 according to the latest figures released by industry body SAWIS.

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Bolney Wine Estate acquired by major international

Published:  17 January, 2022

Sussex-based Bolney Wine Estate has been sold to sparkling wine behemoth Henkell-Freixenet via Freixenet Copestick in the UK.

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Domaine Jones releases new range of old vine cuvées

Published:  14 January, 2022

Ex-pat winemaker Katie Jones, owner of Domaine Jones in the Languedoc-Rousillon, has launched the Vineyard Collection – a range of wines from very old vines.

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Santa Rita Estates achieves sustainability recertification

Published:  14 January, 2022

Viña Santa Rita and its associated wineries in Chile have obtained their sixth accreditation from the Certified Sustainable Wine of Chile Code, under the rules of the oversight body.

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Condor Wines expands South American range with 'mindful' wine

Published:  13 January, 2022

Leading specialist importer Condor Wines has expanded its portfolio with the addition of La Pausa, meaning ‘a moment to remember and reflect on what’s important’ in Spanish.

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Landmark Portuguese wine festival 'FESTA' to take place in June

Published:  13 January, 2022

London’s Tobacco Dock will host an inaugural consumer-led festival in June, dedicated to Portugal’s wine, gastronomy, music and arts. The event is set to coincide with the Festa de São João, a famous event within Porto’s calendar where thousands travel to the city and surrounding neighbourhoods to celebrate Porto's patron saint, John the Baptist.

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English sparkling wine brand achieves 'B Corporation' certification

Published:  06 January, 2022

A niche sparkling wine brand, The Uncommon, has become the first UK wine business to be certified as B Corp.

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Champagne Castelnau and Nicolas Feuillatte finalise merger deal

Published:  17 December, 2021

Two of Champagne’s most important cooperatives reached an historic agreement this week, creating a powerful new stakeholder in the region.

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Saint Emilion chateau moves into Riesling

Published:  17 December, 2021

Château Petit Val, a property based in Saint Emilion, has released two new leftfield cuvées – a pure varietal Riesling and Malbec wine.

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Bordeaux Symposium: Time to put people at head of sustainability agenda

Published:  10 December, 2021

Bordeaux is expanding and re-drawing its definition of sustainability via a new strategy which aims to put people – and ecosystems in which people want to work – at the heart of its environmental agenda for 2022.

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Mondavi winery to release new vinous art collection via blockchain

Published:  07 December, 2021

One of California's leading wine brands is poised to launch a new series of NFTs (non-fungible tokens), each one representing a porcelain magnum of Napa red.

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Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers announced for 2021

Published:  03 December, 2021

The New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has unveiled the recipients of its Fellows award, which recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the New Zealand wine industry.

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Chapel Down makes changes to executive leadership team

Published:  01 December, 2021

Chapel Down, the Kent-based English wine producer, has announced further changes to its senior team which it said would make further strides towards its vision to be the “number one and most celebrated English winemaker”.

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South Africa trade slams new travel ban

Published:  29 November, 2021

The international communities’ decision to prohibit travel to South Africa will have “significant implications” for the nation's struggling wine and tourism industries, according to oversight body VinPro.

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Chilean multinational furthers sustainability drive

Published:  25 November, 2021

One of South America's largest wine producers has introduced a new set of sustainability requirements, including stringent rules pertaining to bottling and packaging.

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Penfolds ventures into NFTs with Magill Cellar 3

Published:  23 November, 2021

Penfolds has unveiled a new partnership with digital assets trader BlockBar to sell a barrel of its tiny production Magill Cellar 3 wine for USD $130,000.

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Prosecco Superiore Consorzio appoints new director

Published:  18 November, 2021

Leading agricultural scientist Diego Tomasi has been appointed as the new director of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG.

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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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Ribera del Duero breaks score barrier

Published:  17 November, 2021

The fifth annual Ribera del Duero Top 100 Selection has confirmed the awesome potential of the region, with every wine featured scoring a remarkable 94 points or more for the first time ever.

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