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Xyella, a bacteria deadly to plants, has been found in France

Xyella fastidiosa, a bacteria known in the USA as Pierce's Disease, has been discovered in France. Sophie Kevany looks at whether it can affect viticulture in Europe or not.

Champagne harvest begins

The harvest has begun in Champagne and, after a wild year, yields look to be down.

France's wine harvest plunges by 12%

The latest figures from Agreste show that wine regions across France have been affected by frost, heat and damp.

Australian Wine Research Institute celebrates new funding

The Australian Wine Research Institute has won A$11.1m in grant money to study metabolites.

Willi Klinger appointed to Wein & Co

Willi Kligner, the head of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, will become managing director of Austria's Wein & Co in January 2020. The appointment highlights the company's internationalisation strategy.

New Zealand wine still storming global markets

The latest figures from New Zealand Winegrowers show that the world is still reaching for Kiwi wine.

Eight new Masters of Wine

A new crop of MWs has been announced, drawn from five different countries, including China.

Cava growers to take strike action

Grape growers in Catalonia have agreed to strike action in September, to protest a dramatic fall in prices for Cava grapes.

Is food and wine matching necessary?

What do wine lovers most need to know about food and winematching? Robert Joseph has some thoughts.

Remembering Dr Tony Jordan

Dr Tony Jordan, an influential Australian winemaker, who spearheaded LVMH's quest for fine wine in the Himalayas, has died. Robert Joseph pays tribute to a pioneer.

Make wine great again

Is it possible to make wine the traditional way? Or are people wearing rose coloured glasses about the wines of the past? Robert Joseph ponders historical wines.

Holding the family wine business

Succession planning is one of the major issues facing the global wine industry. Felicity Carter looks at how one French winery is handling it.

Who's Who in the Spanish wine industry

Barnaby Eales looks at the major figures behind one of Europe’s most diverse and exciting wine countries.

Poland's top wine buyers

Poland is one of the world’s most promising wine markets. Wojciech Bońkowski identifies its key buyers.

Russia's top wine buyers

Russians may love their spirits, but it’s wine that offers opportunities for growth, turning wine buyers into power brokers. Anton Moiseenko reports.