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Wednesday 17 December 2014

France

Warnings of false label trading on web

The trafficking of false labels of fine wine is apparently soaring on the internet as one such fraudster in Bordeaux was recently jailed for four months.

Friday, November 1st, 2013 No Comments »

Barrel of ‘Brangelina’ wine sells for €10k

The success of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wine has continued after an autographed barrel of wine from their Château Miraval estate sold for €10,000 at a recent auction.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 No Comments »

World facing ‘deepest’ wine shortage in 40 years

The world is facing its “deepest” wine shortage in 40 years, according to a report released this week by Morgan Stanley that has raised fears in the industry.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 No Comments »

Las Cases vines poisoned by neighbour

Six hectares of Léoville Las Cases’ vineyards have been accidentally poisoned by its neighbour Léoville Poyferré.

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 1 Comment »

Italian wine consumption hits record low

Wine consumption in Italy, one of the world’s largest producers, has hit a record low, with consumption per capita at its weakest since Italy was unified in 1861.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 No Comments »

2nd place for UK at Champagne Ambassadors

Tim Hall, director of Scala Wine School, clinched second place at this year’s Champagne Ambassador’s competition.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 No Comments »

Hit the road, Jack!

Wine doesn’t sell itself – especially Bordeaux right now – so it’s time to see some customers.

Monday, October 28th, 2013 No Comments »

The week in pictures

As well as an MW in the stocks this week in the drinks trade also saw a touch of Hollywood and fashion royalty make an appearance.

Friday, October 25th, 2013 No Comments »

C’est pas Graves

I’ve always wanted to suggest a tongue-in-cheek advertising slogan for the wines of Pessac-Léognan.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

Sancerre threatens AOC departure

Producers in Sancerre are apparently threatening to leave the AOC system following the governing body’s decision to close the local office.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

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