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Australian winegrape crush returns to near-average size in vintage 2022

Published:  05 July, 2022

The 2022 Australian winegrape crush is estimated to be 1.73 million tonnes, 2% below the 10-year average and 13.5% below the 2021 record crush of 2.01 million tonnes, according to the National Vintage Report 2022 released today by Wine Australia. 

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New Zealand seals the deal with Europe

Published:  01 July, 2022

New Zealand has signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU in a deal which largely mirrors the UK’s own NZ FTA.

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Bollinger expands Loire footprint with Hubert Brochard

Published:  01 July, 2022

The Bollinger Group has increased its presence in the Loire Valley with the acquisition of Sancerre’s Hubert Brochard estate.

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Five minutes with Teresa Heuzenroeder, Petaluma Wines

Published:  28 June, 2022

Teresa Heuzenroeder, senior winemaker at Petaluma Wines, talks to Andrew Catchpole about the marked differences on dealing with the world’s most celebrated whites – Riesling and Chardonnay – as a winemaker.

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Festa and the future of wine tastings

Published:  27 June, 2022

Last weekend a landmark wine festival, Festa, opened its doors for a celebration of Portuguese wine in London’s Tabacco Dock.

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Friday read: The future looks bright for ambitious Garda DOC

Published:  24 June, 2022

With prices rising for wines from top Italian DOCs and other producers – thanks to high demand and prices coupled with the collapse in sterling – these are tough times for the UK wine trade, with the pressure on margins tougher than ever.

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Luigi Bosca launches its 'most important wine' in UK

Published:  24 June, 2022

In London to promote the launch of Paraiso, the pinnacle of Luigi Bosca’s offering, Harpers sat down with head winemaker Pablo Cúneo (pictured) to discuss what makes Luján de Cuyo so special and what the future holds for the pioneering winery.

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Perelada unveils new Emporda winery

Published:  23 June, 2022

Perelada, one of the most prestigious and highly regarded wine and Cava producers in Catalunya, has unveiled a new state-of-the-art winery.

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Producer Q&A: Charles Perez, Mas Bécha

Published:  21 June, 2022

Charles Perez of Mas Bécha is passionate about his local Roussillon climate and soils, but talks up the human touch in the trilogy that constitutes terroir. Andrew Catchpole tunes in among his vines

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Nusrat Ghani, MP, calls for more support for UK vineyards

Published:  21 June, 2022

Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden and co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Wine and Spirits, wants to see the government do more to help English and Welsh winemakers.

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Spain's new wave of fresher styles

Published:  20 June, 2022

As with any industry, wine is no stranger to buzzwords – particularly when producers and importers are struggling to boost sales in an increasingly competitive marketplace. It’s nigh on impossible to escape the word “minerality” and pretty hard to avoid the phrase “new wave” to describe a movement/group of producers making qualitative changes in regions renowned for being quite predictable.

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Chateau Ksara upgrades sustainability initiatives to tackle “extreme” climate pressure

Published:  20 June, 2022

Chateau Ksara, a leading Lebanese wine producer and one of the country’s oldest companies, has announced it is pushing forward with a roster of new climate action initiatives to tackle “extreme pressure” on natural resources.

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Hermitage launches charity wine auction

Published:  20 June, 2022

The prestigious Rhône Valley wine appellation Hermitage has launched its online wine auction, which will be open for bidding until Tuesday 21 June, at 4pm via the fine wine auction marketplace Bid For Wine

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Sud de France pushed back to avoid rail strikes

Published:  17 June, 2022

Organisers of Sud de France have taken the decision to delay next week’s tasting due to ongoing travel disruption, with the event now being pushed back from June to July. 

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2022 harvest to alleviate “rock-bottom” stocks in New Zealand

Published:  16 June, 2022

New Zealand’s latest harvest will help to re-build stocks following a small and disappointing crop in 2021, which has led to a “significant shortage” of wine, New Zealand Winegrowers has said.

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The Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc unveils commitments for next classification

Published:  13 June, 2022

Two years after the publication of its last classification, the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc unveils its road map and commits its members to a sustainable development approach based on environmental, social and economic factors.

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Treasury bags new format extension as conversation around alt packaging grows

Published:  13 June, 2022

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has added a new bag-in-box (BiB) release to its high performing 19 Crimes portfolio, with the launch of its Revolutionary Rosé now available.

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DTC sales give Gusbourne post-pandemic boost

Published:  08 June, 2022

The latest financial results from English wine producer Gusbourne have reinforced the strong position of the category within the UK market.

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Regenerative Viticulture is the way forward for Familia Torres

Published:  06 June, 2022

Vineyard owners shared their success stories of using the regenerative model to improve vineyard health at a recent symposium on the subject, organised by Familia Torres.

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South Africa’s 2022 will still pack a punch despite smaller grape crop

Published:  06 June, 2022

The annual South African Wine Harvest Report suggests that the 2022 vintage “will wow consumers with exceptional quality wines," albeit from a smaller grape crop than in 2021. 

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