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Friday 6 March 2015

Wine

New deputy chairman for Madison Wines

Andrew Bigbee has joined Madison Wines in Hong Kong as deputy chairman and has declared he wants to “bring the fun back to wine”.

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Pavie launches 2012 with gold label

Saint Emilion estate, Pavie, has unveiled a gold label for its 2012 vintage to celebrate its elevation to grand cru classé A status in that same year.

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Ancient Greek wine jug found in Champagne

A Greek wine jug from the 5th century BC has been found at the burial site of a Celtic prince in the Aube region of southern Champagne.

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UK importer commits to price freeze

British wine importer Hallgarten Druitt is this year freezing prices for the retailers it supplies, with the company’s managing director pointing to cost savings elsewhere as the reason.

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Sussex wine makes bid for protected status

Wineries in Sussex are making a bid for PDO status – which could result in the region’s wines receiving the same protection as Champagne or Prosecco.

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Top 10 wines in the US press

A grand cru grower Champagne scented with “honey and hazelnuts” and a “spectacular” Chilean red produced with Manchester United FC stand out in this week’s line up.

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10 Paso Robles wineries to watch

These wineries provide a good cross-section of Paso Robles at its best – garagiste and estate, established and new, affordable to very expensive.

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In focus: 2006 Burgundy

Something of a forgotten or at least over-looked Burgundy vintage, the 2006s have been quietly outperforming their parent index on Liv-ex.

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Yao Ming crowdfunds new tasting rooms

Former NBA star turned Napa winery owner, Yao Ming, has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise US$3 million to expand his US and Chinese operations.

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Constantia Valley fire threatens harvest

Wild bush fires are sweeping across areas of South Africa near the Constantia Valley winemaking region, destroying vineyards and raising fears of dreaded smoke taint in grapes.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 No Comments »

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