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Thursday 24 July 2014

Wine

20% of Italy’s vineyards declared obsolete

As much as one fifth of Italy’s vineyards are “obsolete” according to Marchese Piero Antinori, the long-standing president of Marchesi Antinori.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 2 Comments »

Foley steps up NZ ambitions

US billionaire Bill Foley has raised NZ$10 million to expand his existing wine business in New Zealand with a particular focus on Martinborough.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Non first growths show value in 09

Although wines from Bordeaux have seen high levels of decline in the last couple of years, away from the first growths there are many estates offering good value.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

DRC poisoning plot revealed in new book

A new book has revealed the “true story” of the 2010 attempt to extort money from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti by poisoning its vines and the case’s tragic conclusion.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Malibu Coast becomes newest AVA

Malibu Coast in California has joined the ranks of America’s viticultural areas after a three year application process.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Sotheby’s two day sale makes £1.3m

UK auction house Sotheby’s held a two day sale in London last week that achieved nearly £1.3 million as sales for the first half of the year rose 33% on the same period in 2013.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 1 Comment »

Top 10 drinks tweets of the week

This week’s Twitter top 10 includes an insightful look at the “real” processes behind winemaking from Frankie Cook, while Eric Asimov performs his civic duty.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »

World Cup boosts UK drinks sales by £15.1m

UK supermarket drinks sales totalled £1.1 billion during the World Cup, up £15.1 million, with England’s early exit contributing to a lacklustre performance.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Majestic employee stabbed in violent robbery

A Majestic Wine employee was beaten and stabbed with a wine bottle before being locked in a toilet during a violent robbery.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 12 Comments »

First female master sommelier for JFW

Jackson Family Wines has announced Master Sommelier Jennifer Huether will join the international team of the wine company this summer.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 No Comments »

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