“Sommeliers need training” on organic wine, according to Spain’s producers

Staff in the on-trade need "more training" on organically-grown wines to promote their quality, according to one third generation winemaker hoping to transform Spain's approach to viticulture.

NZ viticultural technique could combat effects of global warming

Dr John Forrest, the creator of a viticultural technique used by New Zealand wineries involved in a project to produce wines with naturally lower alcohol, has said that it's capable of helping wineries across the world "to ameliorate the effects of global warming".

Uruguay hosts nine Masters of Wine in attempt to broaden its appeal

A group of nine Masters of Wine visited Uruguay with the aim of learning about its viticulture. They visited wineries and tasted wines from different regions and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the wines of the small South American country, writes Gabriela Zimmer.

Plumpton launches A-Level equivalent to boost English wine industry recruitment

Plumpton College, the only institution in England to offer wine courses at university level, is branching into secondary education. Head of wine development at the college, Chris Foss, tells db all about it.

Symingtons test vineyard robots

September 11th, 2017

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