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Wednesday 10 February 2016

Wine

Ara Wines in ‘huge land sell-off’

New Zealand’s Ara Wines is rumoured to be selling its entire 1,600 hectares of land in Marlborough to Indevin in a deal potentially worth £130 million.

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VSPT boosts green credentials with biogas plant

One of Chile’s biggest wine companies is set to boost its environmental credentials with a new bio-gas plant and hydro-plant.

Monday, February 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Top chef victim of £1m wine scam

One of the world’s top chefs who was found dead earlier this month was part of a ‘fine wine ponzi scheme’ that left him in serious financial difficulty, it has been claimed.

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The Wine Explorers: Brazil

In the latest episode to appear on db, December 2014 saw the Wine Explorers land in Brazil to see what vinous delights it had to offer.

Friday, February 5th, 2016 No Comments »

‘Bond villain winery’ uses submarine tech to ferment wine

A high-tech winery in California’s Napa Valley is using a process called sono-densitometry – a technology used in the submarine industry – to control the fermentation of its wines.

Friday, February 5th, 2016 No Comments »

The week in pictures

Hotdogs, honkey tonk, dinner at The Ritz, frozen cocktails, DRC and wheels of cheese all feature in this week’s round-up of drinks trade antics.

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Liberty adds three SA wines to portfolio

Liberty Wines has added three South African wineries to its portfolio, the latest UK merchant to bolster its offering from the country this year.

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Chardonnay is ‘the white truffle’ of Champagne

Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, president of Château Mouton Rothschild, has made Chardonnay his focus at his Champagne project as he believes the grape to be the “white truffle” of the region.

Friday, February 5th, 2016 3 Comments »

Deutz teams up with Garsington Opera

Champagne Deutz is to be the official Champagne partner for the 2016 season of the Garsington Opera in Buckinghamshire.

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Diam hits back over ‘bitterness’ claim

A German négociant has claimed that wines closed with Diam corks develop a strong bitter flavour – an accusation the manufacturer strongly rebuts.

Friday, February 5th, 2016 8 Comments »

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