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Monday 6 July 2015

Wine

Chile wine trends: 6. Embracing the med

While Chile is best known for its Bordeaux blends, it’s Mediterranean grapes that are becoming an increasing focus for the country’s winemakers.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Napa wine train sculpture ‘yarn bombed’

An “iron vineyard” sculpture housed at the Napa Wine Train’s depot in California was “yarn bombed” by a group of stealthy knitters.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Winery fined $115k over volunteers to close

A Californian winery has been forced out of business after it was fined $115,000 for using volunteer labour.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 20 Comments »

Jackson forms new luxury division

Jackson Family Wines has set up the West Burgundy Wine Group, a new division for its top end Pinot Noir and Chardonnay-focused estates.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine Australia’s Japan tasting a success

Wine Australia’s recent tasting in Japan recorded its highest ever attendance and was hailed as an example of the rising interest in Australian wine in the country.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Minaj Moscato ‘revolutionising’ industry

Pop star Nicki Minaj believes her sparkling Moscato brand is on its way to revolutionising the wine industry.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 1 Comment »

A word about fakes: Maureen Downey

Following wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan’s sentencing last month, expert wine sleuth, Maureen Downey speaks out on fakes.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Germany weighs up climate change impact

German producers have welcomed the impact of global warming, despite evidence that rising temperatures could increase the risk of storm damage.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Sparkling wine buoys UK drinks market

Sparkling wine was the only alcoholic drinks category to enjoy double-digit growth in the UK in the last 12 months according to a report released today.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Iraqi trade toils amid bribes and bombs

Iraq’s alcohol trade is struggling to survive with militias tolling the country’s main trade routes at up to $15,000 per truck.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

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