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Burgundy report: Good weather bodes well for 2017 following 2016 shortages

Published:  14 July, 2017

By Jason Haynes, Burgundy Specialist at Flint Wines 

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The Rise of The Algarve

Published:  12 July, 2017

The Algarve is best known for its sunshine, stunning beaches and grilled fish, but now the region’s wines are enjoying a renaissance, a trend highlighted by their growing international recognition.

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New book explores Georgia's ancient roots

Published:  29 June, 2017

Wine writer and the recently named Fortnum & Mason’s Best Drink Writer of 2017 has published his book on Georgian wine.

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Spotlight on Oregon at Jackson Family Wines

Published:  27 June, 2017

Jackson Family Wines (JFW) has built its reputation based on its presence in California, where it owns over 5,666 hectares (14,000 acres), spread across key subzones Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Monterey and Mendocino.

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Will the new regulations make Rioja more "market-driven"?

Published:  20 June, 2017

Two weeks ago, Rioja’s D.O.Ca. control board announced two major changes for Spain’s heartland wine region.

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TWE aims to subvert French conventions by following “New World sourcing model”

Published:  19 June, 2017

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is threatening to challenge the French status quo with the launch of its newest brand.

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New Zealand vintage down 9%

Published:  12 June, 2017

A smaller than expected New Zealand vintage has been forecasted thanks to troublesome weather conditions.

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Rioja introduces single vineyard and sparkling

Published:  12 June, 2017

Discussions around the future of Rioja have come to a head this week with two new major decisions from the D.O.Ca. control board.

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Australian Premium

Published:  08 June, 2017

Generating more than £1.1 billion in off-trade sales alone in the UK each year, Australia is clearly a category to be reckoned with, continuing to lead its nearest rivals Italy, France and the US by quite some degree. In the on-trade, too, while sitting in a far more modest third position, the country racked up a further  £366 million worth of sales in 2016, adding another sizeable dose of Down Under flavour to the British wine scene.

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Bordeaux 2016 en primeur

Published:  31 May, 2017

Insights_bordeaux.pdfOur resident Bordeaux correspondent and producer Gavin Quinney gives the low-down on the highs of a fine year

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Vinho Verde quality focus delivering Portuguese success story

Published:  25 May, 2017

Vinho Verde is far and away Portugal's leading white wine region, this northernmost province of Portugal one of Europe's largest demarcated wine regions with 21,000 hectares of planted vineyard, nine sub-regions and more than 2000 wine brands. And something is definitely stirring. 

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Mad for Malbec

Published:  02 May, 2017

Argentina is Malbec; New Zealand is Sauvignon Blanc. The intimate link between a country and dominant single variety is a strategy fraught with danger – apparently. Change the record, please.

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Lebanon gaining ground

Published:  28 April, 2017

 

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Swiss wine Part 2: Indigenous variety heaven

Published:  06 April, 2017

Wineries from all six of Switzerland’s wine regions were present at the Swiss Wine tasting last month: Valais and Vaud, where most wineries are based, and which account respectively for 33% and 25% of production, Geneva, Ticino, the surprisingly extensive German-speaking area and the Three Lakes Region.

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Swiss wine Part 1: The unknown country

Published:  06 April, 2017

“In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”

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Shop Rioja

Published:  02 March, 2017

he month of October is quickly becoming synonymous with Shop Rioja - Wines from Rioja's month-long promotion which brings the full diversity and dynamism of Spain's foremost wine region to the UK's independent retailers.

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Resurrected Western Wines concept focuses on post-referendum opportunities for UK bottling

Published:  02 February, 2017

The family behind the now defunct Western Wines is re-launching part of its business model to export South African bulk to wine to the UK.

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Australian UK wine exports continue premium trend

Published:  25 January, 2017

Australian wine exports to the UK continue to show a strong trend towards premiumisation, according to Wine Australia's latest annual Export Report, due to be released this Friday.

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