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Monday 28 July 2014

Wine

Top drinks in the Pacific press

“Vinegar” wine in Japan that’s not all it seems, Tasmanian Pinot Noir, DRC and the last bottle of Burgundy in the shop.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

California passes ‘sip and spit’ bill

A bill allowing underage winemaking and brewing students to taste while studying has been approved by the governor of California.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Languedoc ‘cru’ gets AOC status

The French national appellation body has re-classified Terrasses du Larzac in the Languedoc-Roussillon as an AOC, just in time for the 2014 vintage.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

A “toasty” grand cru Chablis and a “sumptuously aromatic” Pinot Gris from New Zealand are some of the top wine picks in the UK press this week.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Moët moves Aussie winemaker to Napa

Moët Hennessy’s wine division has moved winemaker Robert Mann from Margaret River’s Cape Mentelle to Napa’s Newton Vineyard.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Former Aussie MP in wine tour expenses trial

A case brought against former Australian MP Peter Slipper is heating up after he admitted paying for trips to wineries with tax-funded taxi vouchers.

Monday, July 21st, 2014 No Comments »

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 3 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 »

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