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Monday 20 October 2014


Castel fined €4m for Patriarche purchase

French wine group Castel Frères fined €4 million for failing to notify the government about its acquisition of companies from Patriarche in 2011.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Study links US drinking habits to political beliefs

A study into drinking habits in the US has revealed what your chosen tipple might say about your political persuasion.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Wine and warfare part 7: the vivandières

Wine and Warfare takes a look at the vivandières, women who would serve drinks to the troops even in the midst of a battle.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Jon Bonné chooses a Californian red that is a “thing of beauty” while Robert Scheer opts for a biodynamic white from the Loire.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Zin style moves back to balance

California’s Zins are returning to a more balanced style prompted by a run of cooler vintages, believes the region’s most prominent producer of the grape.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 3 Comments »

André Lurton announces new appointments

Vignobles André Lurton has made several key appointments to its viticultural and winemaking teams.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Drouhin doubles size in Oregon

The Drouhin family has expanded its Oregon holdings with the acquisition of Roserock, a 279-acre property in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 1 Comment »

Wine and Warfare part 6: Death in Burgundy

The little known story of the Franco-Prussian war in the heart of Burgundy and the Battle for Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Historic wine list highlights high price of sparkling Moselle

Following yesterday’s story on a wine list from 1966, we’ve been sent a much older list which highlights how much tastes and prices have changed, particularly for German wines.

Friday, December 20th, 2013 1 Comment »

Wine and Warfare part 5: How the Barossa got its name

How the Peninsular War affected one famous Port family and an obscure battle in Spain gave its name to a well known Australian wine region.

Friday, December 20th, 2013 2 Comments »

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