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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:10

The Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur wine producers’ syndicate has approved the use of seven new grape varieties, in an attempt to grapple with climate change. Sophie Kevany reports.

As a national heatwave loosened its grip for a few hours Friday morning, the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur wine producers’ syndicate unanimously approved the use of seven new grape varieties.


Thu, 06/27/2019 - 10:10

This year, 2,445 Rieslings from around the world were judged at Germany's Best of Riesling competition.

Dr Volker Wissing, minister of the Rhineland Pfalz region of Germany, along with publishers Meininger Verlag, honoured some of the world’s best Rieslings, in an award ceremony held in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse.


Sun, 06/23/2019 - 23:21

Casella Family Brands, the producers of Yellow Tale, have been approached to sell. It's another example of the turmoil happening at the commercial end of the wine market.

Casella Family Brands, the producer of the blockbuster Yellow Tail brand, has been approached by private equity groups seeking to buy it.


Sun, 06/23/2019 - 22:30

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Award is one of the most important events on the culinary calendar. Bellavista from Franciacorta in Italy has become a partner.

Bellavista from Franciacorta has been named Official Sparkling Wine Partner of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Award.


Sat, 06/22/2019 - 10:59

Are you an expert in your field? Can you present in an engaging way and keep an audience interested? If so, apply to be a speaker at wine2wine, the forum that takes place in Verona each November.

Wine2wine, the wine industry forum that takes place in Verona each November, is currently looking for speakers to add to its line-up.


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, has taken wine authentication one step further, and created a wine verification tool to improve the traceability of fine wines.


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. And now it’s a wine thing. Israeli company Wine Water Ltd.


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.

The Symington family have launched the first wines from their new project at Quinta da Fonte Souto in the Portalegre sub-region of the Alentejo in southern Portugal.


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 in September, as a preface to the Aussie Wine Month campaign in the USA.


Fri, 05/24/2019 - 15:01

Two premium wine companies have committed to renewing their partnership.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, headquartered in Washington State, has renewed its distribution agreement with Italy’s Marchesi Antinori.


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