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Tuesday 1 December 2015


Australian growers worried by early onset of dry weather

Hot weather across Australia is causing anxiety to wine growers, due to the rising cost of irrigation and the increased risk of fire.

Friday, November 13th, 2015 No Comments »

French vineyards to face heavy storms

A huge front of rain and hail is expected to make its way into southern France today, threatening a repeat of the recent devastation to vineyards.

Friday, August 8th, 2014 No Comments »

California vintners facing historic drought

The state of California is in the grip of one of its worst droughts in recent history, causing concern to mount among winemakers across the state.

Friday, January 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Frost hits Australian winegrowers

A frost has destroyed wine grape crops at Murrumbateman in the New South Wales Southern Tablelands with some growers saying they have lost 50 to 100% of their crops.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Emergency declared in Chile after worst frosts in 84 years

Chile has declared a state of emergency after its worst frosts in 84 years have caused an estimated US$1 billion worth of damage to grapes and fruit crops.

Friday, October 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Sun shines on Enterprise Inns

Pub landlord company Enterprise Inns is hoping the recent heatwave will help the company to reverse falling sales.

Friday, August 9th, 2013 No Comments »

Vouvray crops damaged by hail storm

Winemakers in Vouvray face a second year of weather-damaged crops after severe hail storms ripped through the region this morning destroying many vineyards.

Monday, June 17th, 2013 No Comments »

Weathering the storm

This summer’s washout has affected the drinks industry both practically and metaphorically, but there are occasional bright patches, according to Spiros Malandrakis, senior alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 No Comments »

Dry weather threatens Britain’s beers

A shortage of rainfall has affected two thirds of Britain’s arable farmers with the majority saying it impacted on yields, new research has found.

Friday, March 30th, 2012 No Comments »

Warm weather drives sparkling sales

Sales of summer drinks such as Champagne, Prosecco and cava are up as unseasonal temperatures warm-up Britain.

Friday, March 30th, 2012 No Comments »

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