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Friday 12 February 2016

Wine

Coravin: sparkling wine device our absolute priority

A device that works with sparkling wine has become Coravin’s ‘absolute priority’, the company’s founder has revealed.

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Average Brit pays £333 a year in booze tax

The WSTA is ramping up its campaign for a cut in wine duty by highlighting the vast difference paid by consumers in the UK compared to Italy.

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Limarí investment pays off for Maycas

Viña Maycas del Limarí’s decision to invest in the Limarí Valley has proved entirely justified, the estate has said.

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The week in pictures

This week saw db party with French Cognac brand Martell, test out Coravin’s latest invention and get down to business discussing the evolution of Austrian white wines.

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World’s biggest wine barrel unveiled

The biggest barrel in the world, capable of holding 300,000 litres of wine, has been made in the Languedoc.

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New high for bids on Liv-ex

The value of confirmed bids and offers on the Liv-ex Exchange reached a new high last week of nearly £30 million.

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Perrier-Jouët and The Ritz seek wannabe sommelier

Champagne Perrier-Jouët has partnered with The Ritz to offer a 12-month commis Sommelier apprenticeship at the prestigious London hotel.

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DJ Etienne de Crécy launches ‘French Touch’ Cognac

The house DJ who defined the ‘French Touch’ genre along with artists like Daft Punk and Cassius has teamed up with Martell to launch a limited edition Cognac label.

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Wine brands need to be local, warns Chile producer

Wine brands need to act locally rather than globally in order to win new markets and move away from entry level wines, a leading Chilean producer has said.

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Chinese market moving past Bordeaux

China is no longer only about classified Bordeaux with the middle classes driving demand for entry-level wines, opening it up to other exporters for the first time, says the CEO of Vinexpo.

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