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Thursday 23 February 2017 loc: GB

Sauvignon Blanc

NZ explores ‘acoustic’ style of Sauvignon

High cropping of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and fierce competition on price is pushing winemakers to experiment further with the variety, using oak and bottle age to add a second dimension to the country’s offer.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 No Comments »

Final call for first two Asian Masters

Final entries are being accepted for the drinks business Hong Kong Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc Masters, with importers particularly urged to enter.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 No Comments »

The Sauvignon Blanc juggernaut ‘cannot be stopped’

The ‘juggernaut’ of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc success is set to continue unabated as new consumers ‘come up through the ranks’, according to Hugh Crichton, winemaker at Hawke’s Bay’s Vidal Estate.

Friday, November 4th, 2016 No Comments »

The Loire in pictures

A pictorial round-up from a tour of the Loire’s ‘hidden gems’, which saw a small group of UK wine buyers uncover deliciously niche offerings from this great wine valley, from white Chinon to sweet Chenin – and one feline.

Monday, October 24th, 2016 No Comments »

IMW seminar debunks minerality myths

An Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) seminar has debunked a persistent myth about minerality, saying it is not related directly to nutrient mineral uptake by vines – but that people do perceive minerality to exist. Sally Easton MW outlines the arguments.

Friday, October 14th, 2016 2 Comments »

Final call for Sauvignon Blanc Masters

The drinks business is taking final entries for its latest Masters competition: The Sauvignon Blanc Global Masters 2016.

Monday, October 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Materman: New Zealand wine ‘at home’ in HK

Patrick Materman of Brancott Wine Estate in Marlborough has said that the natural freshness and acidity of New Zealand wines makes them perfectly at home with Hong Kong’s humid climate.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Sparkling wine sales up 58% in UK on-trade

Sales of sparkling wine continue to soar, with Liberty’s latest premium on-trade report revealing value sales are up by 58.3% at top UK restaurants and bars.

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 1 Comment »

On with the Scheu: 100 years of Scheurebe

To mark the 100th anniversary of the German grape crossing Scheurebe, db presents 10 of the best Scheurebe wines.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 No Comments »

Graham Norton releases new Shiraz

British talk show host and comedian, Graham Norton has launched a Shiraz following the success of his Sauvignon Blanc.

Friday, August 12th, 2016 No Comments »

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