A steady shift back towards traditional vinification methods among Rhône producers is helping to underpin quality across the region, according to Simon Field MW, Rhône buyer for Berry Brothers & Rudd.
Ausone’s 2009 has gone from the best performer in January to the worst performer in February as the Liv-ex 100 dips again slightly.
For the first time in its 12-year history women have been invited to take part in the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ pruning competition.
Christian Holthausen has joined Gusbourne Estate as its head of marketing and communications.
UK importer Alliance Wine has confirmed the addition of historic Douro producer Delaforce to its portfolio.
PLB has been named the new UK agent for Western Australian winery Capel Vale, which will distribute to the specialist, independent and on-trade markets.
A report that India’s domestic wine market is growing at 30% a year has been tempered by a warning that many of the country’s producers are facing bankruptcy.
The Champagne Lounge at ProWein 2014 has doubled in size and will include half of the Champagne producers exhibiting at the fair.
Australian scientists have discovered a natural yeast strain which can reduce alcohol levels by up to 1.5%.
Jamie Goode recommends a “knockout” Austrian red while Matthew Jukes picks a “jaw-dropping” Merlot/Malbec blend from New Zealand.
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