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Friday 18 April 2014

Wine

Malolactic bacteria’s proteins mapped

A bacterium that causes malolactic fermentation in wine has been partially genetically mapped by a team of Spanish and Italian scientists.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 1 Comment »

Major Rioja brand makes move into Rueda

Renowned Rioja-based producer Marqués de Cáceres has bought 125 hectares of vineyards in Rueda and plans to build a winery in the region.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Buyers target Cheval Blanc in Year of the Horse

February has seen Cheval Blanc take its highest share of monthly trade on Liv-ex since December 2012 – in the appropriately named Year of the Horse.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 1 Comment »

Ukrainian ex-leader shows expensive taste

A glimpse into the lavish palace of deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has revealed his taste for prestige cuvée Champagne, luxury Cognac and Jack Daniel’s.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 5 Tokyo wine bars

Tokyo boasts a buzzing nightlife and a wealth of wine bars offering a haven for any city-going wine lover.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Schug’s winemaker on greatness in Pinot

Mike Cox, winemaker at Schug Winery in Carneros, shares his views on attempting to achieve perfection with Pinot in California.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Tensions ease over China-EU wine probe

A stand off over the alleged dumping of European wine in China at unfairly low prices appears to be moving towards a resolution.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 No Comments »

‘Edible pearls’ to go with Ruinart rosé

Ruinart Champagne has created flavoured “edible pearls” to go with its rosé when served at selected on-trade accounts.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Barrel ageing: The key to Rioja’s success?

French? American? Or both? Drop into any Rioja producer’s cellar and it would seem every winery is hedging its bets.

Monday, February 24th, 2014 1 Comment »

Premiere auction raises record-breaking $6m

Premiere Napa Valley 2014 took in a record breaking US$5.9 million yesterday, almost double the previous record of 2012’s US$3.1 million.

Monday, February 24th, 2014 No Comments »

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