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Vineyards and wine route in Alentejo (Photo: Richard Semik/stock.adobe.com)

Portugal’s Alentejo Rises to the Climate Challenge

Alentejo’s big sustainability efforts are starting to provide a competitive edge for wine producers who have obtained third-party certification from their WASP (Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Programme) membership. Barnaby Eales reports.

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Devil's Advocate 2 - A Taste For Luxury

Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy - LVMH - has just added Joseph Phelps to its wine portfolio. What are the implications for the prices of its wines?

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Hailstones are getting bigger

Hailstones the size of golf balls used to be worth talking about. Now the more appropriate comparison is with balls to be found on a tennis court, and the implications for grapegrowers ar clear.

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New Leadership for Pernod Ricard Germany & Western Europe

Starting in July, Julien Hemard will become the new CEO and Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Germany and Western Europe, replacing Tim Peach, who has led the company for the past three and a half years and is now returning to his native Australia.

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Bordeaux Expert and Leading Champagne-Growers Launch NFTs

The relationship between NFTs and wine grows steadily closer. Now, it's the turn of an award-winning writer and Champagne growers with a cult following.

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The Casalobos Winery is Put up to Public Auction for 1.7 Million Euros

Fully equipped to return to business immediately — a building of 5,000 square meters, the transfer of 35 hectares of vineyards of four varieties and machinery.

Organized by Escrapalia, the sale will be divided in two phases:

  • submission of bids until July 12, and
  • online auction until July 20.

Casa Sartori 1898: Traditions for Today’s Tastes

Family Sartori has an indissoluble bond to the rich traditions and wine culture of the Veneto region, and they pair this with an acute ear for the demands of modern consumers.

Wines of Romania

Romania, a country with a long and established wine culture, at ProWein.

Touring Austrian Wine Country

Sighting abundant wildlife while hiking undulating vineyard slopes, bicycling past castles alongside sparkling waters, festivals for young and old, and above all, the famous Austrian “Gemütlichkeit” (cosy hospitality) are just a few of the perks to enjoy while touring Austrian wine country.

Portugal’s Alentejo Rises to the Climate Challenge

Alentejo’s big sustainability efforts are starting to provide a competitive edge for wine producers who have obtained third-party certification from their WASP (Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Programme) membership. Barnaby Eales reports.

Reading time: 6m 45s 

Vladimir Putin and his Friends – Taking Control of Russian Wine

When he is not focusing his attention on his invasion of Ukraine, the Russian president and his entourage take a particular interest in wine. Last year, laws allowing domestic wine to be described as shampanskoe on official labels while Champagne could only be called ‘sparkling wine’ hit the headlines. But, as Sergey Panov reveals, other moves have been far more significant.

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RAW-mania: Organic Wine from Romania

From mass producer to premium wines to purveyor of hip natural wine - is Romania making the leap into the 21st wine century? Alexandra Wrann reports.

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Ukrainian Publisher Announces Global Wine Travel Award Winners

Despite the constraints of the war with Russia, Drinks+ is helping to shine a spotlight on the best wine tourism initiatives in East Europe and beyond.

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