A winemaker was tied up, gagged and threatened by masked men in the Languedoc over an agreement to sell his vineyard to Swiss buyers.
db’s Lucy Shaw talks to Gavin Monery, winemaker at the capital’s first urban winery, London Cru, about the risks and rewards of his debut vintage.
For the first time since the financial crash of 2008, we are starting to see viable medium to long-term growth in the wine sector of the UK on-trade.
Matthew Jukes recommends “one of the world’s finest value whites” and Terry Kirby picks out “a serious wine at a seriously good price.”
This week’s round-up of wines featured in Asian media reveals an “astoundingly well-made” red, a rosé described as “a refreshing summer tipple” and “a full bodied white with lots of richness.”
Will Lyons recommends a “superb” wine with a “spicy acidity and savoury finish” while Katie Kelly Bell picks out “one of the best values in white wine on the market.”
London’s first ever boutique winery is set to open in a former gin distillery in Earls Court this November.
The Carcassonne headquarters of the Aude Parti Socialiste were bombed on the morning of Wednesday 17 July in an attack thought to be linked to a militant group of winemakers.
Swedish company Vernissage has started selling its boxed wines shaped to look like designer handbags in the UK due to unprecedented consumer demand.
Victoria Moore and Matthew Jukes pick out the same “very classy wine” this week and Terry Kirby recommends a “wonderfully elegant” red for “enjoying in the garden”.
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