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Pinot Noir renaissance continues in Alsace

Published:  12 August, 2022

The ratification of Pinot Noir for use in of two Alsace's grand cru is opening up “new possibilities” as well as reviving a key part of the history of the region, an Alsace official has said.

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Amathus Drinks announces several new agencies ahead of Autumn tasting

Published:  09 August, 2022

Importer, wholesaler and distributor Amathus Drinks will showcase six new agencies during its September portfolio tasting, to be held at the Central London Royal Society of Chemistry on Piccadilly.

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New director confirmed for Bureau du Champagne UK

Published:  05 August, 2022

Comité Champagne, the trade association representing Champagne Growers and Houses, has appointed Victoria Henson as the new director of its Bureau du Champagne UK.

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Familia Torres will supply 50% of its own energy at its Pacs del Penedès winery by 2023

Published:  04 August, 2022

The forward-thinking Spanish winery, Familia Torres, aims to supply 50% of the energy at its Pacs del Penedès facility by early 2023. 

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The Islay Boys secure planning for new distillery

Published:  01 August, 2022

The Islay Boys have announced planning permission for a distillery and brewery building at Glenegedale in Laggan Bay on Islay. 

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Re-elected Cava president pledges to build ‘prestige’

Published:  01 August, 2022

Javier Pagés has been re-elected to the post of president of the Cava DO – a role he has pledged to use to continue to raise Cava’s status to one of “world’s highest quality sparkling wines”.

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Champagne shipments on the up as harvest approaches

Published:  22 July, 2022

Following a review with growers and houses in the region, Comité Champagne has announced a 13.8% uplift in shipments in the first half of 2022, the equivalent of 130 million bottles.

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Sustainability Update: Grupo Avinea joins global “4 per 1000” initiative

Published:  20 July, 2022

Grupo Avinea, the wine group behind Bodega Argento, has become the first Argentinian wine producer to join the '4 per 1000' initiative, a global movement that aims to demonstrate the crucial role of agriculture, and in particular agricultural soils, in tackling the issues of food security and climate change.

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Bordeaux Day 2022: Uncovering hidden gems

Published:  14 July, 2022

Now in its second year, Bordeaux Day returned to Manchester and London this week for two days of tastings, meetings and conversations. 

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Justerini & Brooks in South African Expansion

Published:  13 July, 2022

London wine merchant Justerini & Brooks has announced a new, exclusive partnership with Reenen Borman, one of South Africa’s brightest young producers.

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Exton Park Announces New CEO Appointment, Robin McMillan

Published:  12 July, 2022

Hampshire-based Vineyard, Exton Park, has announced the appointment of Robin McMillan as its new CEO.

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Study predicts growth in UK wine production due to climate change

Published:  08 July, 2022

New research has revealed how climate change is likely to increase potential wine production in the UK, with conditions projected to resemble those in famous growing regions of France and Germany.

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Economic crisis worsens for Lebanon as harvest approaches

Published:  07 July, 2022

Lebanese winery IXSIR has called on exporters to help boost sales of its products abroad, as the country continues to fight ongoing crippling inflation and energy shortages.

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Culling carbon - how to face the challeneges of Net Zero

Published:  06 July, 2022

Harpers drew together a panel at LWF to discuss Meeting the Challenges of the Net Zero Journey, which delivered compelling insights into the demanding but critical journey ahead.

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Spier Wine Farm joins the Freixenet Copestick Portfolio

Published:  06 July, 2022

One of South Africa’s oldest and most awarded wineries, Spier Wine Farm, is joining the Freixenet Copestick growing portfolio from July 2022. One of the biggest South African brands to join them, their highly-acclaimed wines will be distributed across the Freixenet Copestick group of companies, including through Jascots and Slurp. 

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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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