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Tuesday 28 July 2015

Wine

Scotland’s first wine ‘not great’

The makers of Scotland’s first commercial home-grown wine are hoping for better luck next year after the first vintage turned out to be oxidised.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

A sparkling Italian Gavi with “crisp flavours of brioche and citrus” and a Chilean Viognier with musky aromas of apricot and exotic spice win the praise of UK wine writers.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

New York region eyes AVA title

A northern corner of New York State that boasts just 15 acres of vineyard and cannot reliably cultivate vitis vinifera has submitted a request for AVA status.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Mornington applies ‘Pinot hands’ to Shiraz

Mornington Peninsula has a “hidden gem” in its Shiraz to show off alongside the Australian region’s flagship Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, believes Lindsay McCall of Paringa Estate.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 No Comments »

China’s Grace unveils experimental wines

One of China’s leading producers has launched three varietal wines made from grapes typical of southern Italy and Australia, moving beyond typical Bordeaux-style blends.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Fake bus stop boosts pub’s sales

A pub landlord took matters into his own hands to boost his pub’s footfall by erecting a fake bus stop on his doorstep.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

The week in pictures

Pink flamingos and croquet, German Riesling baths, piles of jamon and a sushi and sake showdown – the summer brings out the best of the drinks trade.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

Indiana wine law ‘will make direct selling easier’

A new law governing direct selling of wine in Indiana has removed the requirement of face-to-face interaction with consumers, making it easier for merchants to grow their consumer base, writes Vic Lance.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Century-old Cardiff Castle winery could be revived

Cardiff Castle could once again produce its own wine after more than 100 years of dormancy with the help of winemakers in Stuttgart.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Romanian winery makes inroads into UK

A Romanian producer is set to invest €2 million increasing its capacity to 20 million bottles per year following an “unprecedented” rise in exports.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 No Comments »

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