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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.


Sat, 05/11/2019 - 14:03

Australian winemaker Penfolds has launched its Champagne collection, created in collaboration with Thiénot.

Australian winemaker Penfolds has joined family-owned Champagne house Thiénot to create three Champagnes from the 2012 vintage. The wines are a cross-country collaboration, created to celebrate Penfolds' 175th anniversary.


Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:21

Game of Thrones, one of the biggest television events in history, has spawned a range of merchandise. But is wine from a world of assassination, brutality and zombies safe to drink? Jeff Siegel convenes a tasting panel.

The rest of the wine business in the US may be lamenting flat sales, but not in Westeros.  The 2019 release of the Game of Thrones wine sold out within days across the country – if not sooner.


Wed, 05/01/2019 - 13:22

Australian wine producers are seeing value return to their exports, with growth up in key markets including China and the USA.

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