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2021: Dream Vintage in Austria

Fully ripened, healthy grapes and crystal-clear wines with excellent ageing potential: these are the hallmarks of the 2021 vintage in Austria. A glorious autumn brought superbly balanced, elegant white wines with profound fruit and crisp acidity as well as exciting, powerful reds and exquisite sweet wine specialties.

Barolo now being sold through Bordeaux

The news that Michele Chiarlo’s Cerequio super-premium Barolo is to be sold through la Place de Bordeaux broadens the range of Italian wines distributed through this virtual marketplace whose Italian focus was previously on Tuscany. 

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100x Spain, 100x Indispensable

Two intense days of tasting, three experienced juries, almost 300 wines, and the full spectrum of styles: the tasting Best of Spain 2022 offers everything you should taste and know regarding the status quo of the Spanish wine scene.

Russia and Ukraine – the Wider Implications

Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine raises unhappy memories in Georgia which suffered a similar fate in 2008 -  as well as current fears there and in Moldova which will also have to provide sanctuary to Ukrainians who flee across its border

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All Change in Bordeaux

A new wave of Bordeaux, made from single varietals like Malbec, Petit Verdot and Muscadelle and packaged in Burgundy bottles with decidedly non-Bordeaux labels. Robert Joseph reports

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US Wine Market - Time for a Rethink

Rob McMillan of the Silicon Valley Bank has just published his latest annual report in which he describes the challenges facing the US wine market - and a possible solution.

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Who's Who in Poland

Poland is one of Europe’s fastest-growing wine markets. Patrycja Siwiec reveals the key players and events in the Polish wine market.

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Strong Pre-Harvest Interest in 2022 Southern Hemisphere Whites

As the wine world begins to come to terms with a Post-Covid-19, 'new normal', buyers of bulk wine consider the opportunities and challenges that face them. An analysis by winebroker Angelo Cotrone from Ciatti.

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Georgia sells a million bottles of wine to the US

Georgian wine is one of the success stories of the US market - for various reasons that go beyond their quality and style

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