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Thursday 2 July 2015

Wine

Cockburn’s wins the boat race

Cockburn’s has won the 2015 Barcos Rabelos race, featuring the boats that were traditionally used to carry Port down the Douro to the lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Final call for Liberty apprentice scheme

Liberty Wines is inviting final applications for its apprentice programme, which offers the chance to work vintages and gain an understanding of all aspects of the UK wine business.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

China’s Ningxia region launches wine contest

Select winemakers will have the chance to travel to China to learn from its winemakers and compete for a prize pool, as the second Ningxia Winemakers Challenge is launched.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

Top 10 wines in the US press

An impressive Tannat-Merlot-Zinfandel blend from Uruguay and a Vernaccia from Tuscany’s only white wine producing DOCG make this week’s roundup.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 2 Comments »

Vinadeis unveils Languedoc ‘black diamonds’

One of France’s largest wine producers has launched a high-end Languedoc range to strengthen its branded offering in the wake of a recent change in corporate identity.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine cellar carved into cliff on sale for $3m

A nine-storey deep wine cellar carved into a cliff edge has gone on sale in Tasmania for AUD$3 million (£1.5m).

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

En primeur: beware the heralded vintage?

From an investment point of view is it best to buy the “vintages of the century” en primeur or later?

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Men down $1k of ‘aphrodisiac’ wine at airport

Two Chinese air passengers downed an entire bottle of aphrodisiac wine after being stopped by security.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Bilingual ‘tool’ demystifies wine tasting

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority has developed a new “tool” which translates wine tasting notes into terms that could be more easily understood by the Chinese palate.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

Benevolent launches Ambassador drive

UK drinks trade charity The Benevolent is calling for volunteers from the trade to become Benevolent Ambassadors, helping it to spread its message.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 No Comments »

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