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Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:20

A French online auctioneer, iDealwine, has created a wine verification tool using blockchain and RFID technology.

iDealwine, an online French wine auctioneer, ha


Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:32

Wine-based beverages have been proliferating in the past few years, and now there's a new drink on the shelves: wine-infused water from Israel. Sophie Kevany reports.

For those who might not have heard, infused water is a thing.


Fri, 06/07/2019 - 13:26

The successor to Willi Klinger has been announced. It is Chris Yorke, the global marketing director of New Zealand Winegrowers.

Chris Yorke is to succeed Willi Klinger as managing director of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB)


Thu, 06/06/2019 - 21:30

UK wine agency Hatch Mansfield chooses a project each year to offset its carbon footprint.

UK wine agency Hatch Mansfield has committed to a clean water project in the Northern region of Uganda as its 2019 carbon offset program.


Wed, 05/29/2019 - 22:15

The Symington family's new wines come from a sub-region of the Alentejo in southern Portugal. These are the first wines the family has made outside the Douro—and presage more to come from this region.


Mon, 05/27/2019 - 23:20

Willi Klinger, the head of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWB), launched a comprehensive history of Austrian wine during this year’s Austrian Wine Summit.

Willi Klinger, the head of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWB), launched a comprehensive history of Austrian wine during this year’s Austrian Wine Summit.


Mon, 05/27/2019 - 15:05

An earlier generation of Boissets served in the French resistance. The current generation has released a wine to commemorate the Normandy landings.

Boisset Collection has released a wine to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, which falls on 6 June 2019. The wine, called 6.6.44, is a blend of red grapes from California and France.


Sun, 05/26/2019 - 14:52

French company Castel launched a crémant at Vinexpo that has a unique tie to Bordeaux's sparkling wine history.

French company Castel is launching a crémant that will honour the history of Bordeaux sparkling wine.


Sat, 05/25/2019 - 15:16

The Australian Women in Wine Awards has teamed up with Wine Australia to kick off Aussie Wine Month.

The Australian Women in Wine Awards (AWIWA) and Wine Australia will jointly host the 2019 awards in New York


Fri, 05/24/2019 - 15:01

Two premium wine companies have committed to renewing their partnership.

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Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:39

Spanish police have uncovered a major wine fraud operation, involving up to two million bottles of fake wine. Barnaby Eales reports on the unfolding situation.

Spanish police have arrested four people in Galicia, Spain, in connection with a major wine fraud operation. It involves the production of at least two million bottles of fake Spanish wine.


Sun, 05/19/2019 - 19:51

Wine critic Robert Parker has announced his retirement from The Wine Advocate, the wine guide that helped to transform the wine world. Felicity Carter asks other tastemakers what this means.

Robert Parker, the 71-year-old American critic who helped define modern wine criticism, has retired from The Wine Advocate.


Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:02

Vinexpo management have signalled they are willing to make big changes to the Bordeaux fair, after a dramatic fall in visitors. One of those changes includes joining forces with Wine Paris.

A 30% drop in the number of exhibitors and visitors at Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 has prompted soul searching from Vinexpo.


Mon, 05/13/2019 - 15:50

The issue of glyphosate has become politically toxic in France, Sophie Kevany explains why.

Brexit it’s not, but glyphosate and broader environmental issues have, in their own way, become toxic for France’s government. After a failed attempt last year to ban the weed killer, the country’s president was accused of broken promises.


Sun, 05/12/2019 - 16:20

How do you get an Italian CEO to visit a small market? Offer her a special gig.

José Rallo, CEO of Donnafugata winery in Sicily, has a new role: wowing music lovers at the Parthenon in Athens. She will be performing a food and song matching – and proving that wine can take you anywhere.


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