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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Wine

Student gets $200k payout over ‘beer’ sting

A student who was jailed after alcohol control officers mistook a case of water for beer has been paid $212,500 in compensation.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 1 Comment »

Vineyard caught over false organic claims

An Australian vineyard is being pursued by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture after it falsely claimed to be an organic producer.

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Faiveley buys Billaud-Simon

Burgundian producer Domaine Faiveley has made a significant first step into Chablis with the acquisition of Domaine Billaud-Simon.

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Disabled winemakers tend Japanese winery

The Wine Explorers sit down with Ikegami Chieko and Machiko Ochi – two women at the helm of a “beautiful project” introducing disabled students to winemaking.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Coravin goes on sale at Harrods

“Game changing” wine access system Coravin, which allows users to pour wine without popping the cork, has gone on sale in the UK at luxury department store Harrods.

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Top 10 wines in the US press

A “lush” Chardonnay made by “one of the most honoured winemakers in the world” and a crisp Riesling from New York’s Finger Lakes are among this week’s recommendations.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Australian Shiraz breaks points record

A Canberra Shiraz/Viognier has scored 98 points in the latest Australian Wine Companion, the highest score ever awarded to a current release wine.

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Penfolds ups distribution in France

Australian wine brand Penfolds has teamed up with the Nicolas wine group in an effort to improve its distribution in France.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 1 Comment »

Villa Maria offers vineyard tours by app

New Zealand wine producer Villa Maria has launched what it claims is “the first comprehensive regional vineyard app”, allowing users to take a virtual tour of its sites.

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Ancient wine cup used by Pericles discovered

A wine cup believed to have been used by the ancient Athenian statesman, Pericles, has been found in a north Athenian suburb.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 No Comments »

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