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Friday 29 August 2014

Wine

Mondavi turns ‘water witch’ in drought

As severe drought continues to grip all of California, several of the region’s winemakers are turning an age-old practice to protect their vines.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 3 Comments »

Wine bar to open in Clapham toilet

A 100-year-old former public loo is to become the venue for a new wine bar set to open in London’s Clapham Common.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 1 Comment »

Winery’s left-over skins turned into crisps

A baked snack made from “grape flour” milled from the seeds and skins of Sonoma County grapes is making waves on the US snack scene.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Wildfire rips through Napa wine country

A wildfire has swept through Napa’s Pope Valley destroying nearly 4,000 acres of land, but the wine region’s valuable vineyards are not yet affected.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Michael Cox inspires marathon effort

Friends and family of Michael Cox, Master of the Vintners, who died earlier this year, have announced plans to run this year’s Médoc marathon in his memory.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Christie’s auction 15-litre English sparkler

A 15-litre Nebuchadnezzar of English sparkling wine, the largest ever made, is to go on sale at Christie’s to raise funds for a British arts charity.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Brunello image a ‘double-edged sword’

A combination of high prices and consumer misconception is ensuring that Brunello di Montalcino remains under-represented in the UK market, believes one Master of Wine.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Dennis Sodomka recommends an “elegant” Cherry Tart Pinot Noir, while Gil Lempert-Schwarz sniffs out an “ultra delicious” Pinot Grigio.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Paul Hobbs faces fines for environmental ‘vandalism’

US winemaking consultant Paul Hobbs is potentially facing multi-million dollar fines for cutting down trees on protected land in order to plant a vineyard.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 1 Comment »

Liv-ex 100 hits 2009 levels

The Liv-ex 100 index has fallen back to October 2009 levels in June following 15 months of decline, with Bordeaux stabilising somewhat and DRC’s La Tâche taking a severe tumble.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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