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Sat, 12/30/2006 - 13:00

by Tony Aspler

The opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver will be toasted with wines supplied by Vincor, Canada s largest winery. A Constellation company, Vincor was chosen as the Canadian wine sponsor for the games by


Sat, 12/30/2006 - 13:00

by Hervé Lalau

Yesterday morning over a hundred French winegrowers looted one of Carrefour's warehouses near Boissières in the department of Gard in southern France destroying pallet after pallet of imported wines. The commando organised by the Jeunes Agriculteurs


Fri, 12/29/2006 - 13:00

by Dr. Brent Haggard

Mill괩ma, one of Europe s largest online mail order companies for wine, has just opened an American office. Originally slated to have been launched earlier this spring for the 2005 Bordeaux futures campaign, Roger Bohmrich MW, director of


Fri, 12/29/2006 - 13:00

by Hervé Lalau

Although the press in France remains strangely quiet about the whole affair, the four persons directly involved in the scandal at Rieux, in which large quantities of table wine were being sold as more noble appellations, have all been sentenced to prison.


Fri, 12/29/2006 - 13:00

by Dr. Brent Haggard

Millésima, one of Europe s largest online mail order companies for wine, has just opened an American office. Originally slated to have been launched earlier this spring for the 2005 Bordeaux futures campaign, Roger Bohmrich MW, director of


Thu, 12/28/2006 - 13:00

by Hervé Lalau

An article in the most recent edition of the French financial magazine, Economie Matin, counsels all French wine regions to take a lesson from the successful business model developed in Champagne. According to the authors analysis, the key to


Thu, 12/28/2006 - 13:00

by Michael Fridjhon

Although the 2006 vintage was already up almost 11% in volume on that of 2005, 2007 appears headed to be even larger. According to current estimates, the next crop could reach 1,335 million tonnes, up almost 3% again on 2006. With the exception of


Wed, 12/27/2006 - 13:00

by Dr. Hermann Pilz and Richard Grosche


Wed, 12/27/2006 - 13:00

by James Halliday and Joel B. Payne

Australian winemakers want to double the amount of water that can be added to their wines. The Winemakers Federation of Australia, which includes well-known producers such as Foster´s, Hardy und McGuigan as members, have petitioned


Tue, 12/26/2006 - 13:00

by Hervé Lalau

The growers in Champagne have applied to the French authorities through their regional association, the CIVC, in order to be permitted to increase yields. The maximum currently allowed now 13 metric tonnes per hectare; the CIVC is requesting 15.5 tonnes, which


Tue, 12/26/2006 - 13:00

by Elsebeth Lohfert

The long, warm summer and mild autumn have made 2006 a record year for Danish winegrowers, who have flourished as average annual temperatures have risen in Europe. Jens Michael Gundersen, the chairman of Foreningen af Danske Vinavlere


Mon, 12/25/2006 - 13:00

by Michèle Shah

Exports have risen by 7.6% in value and are on the verge of reaching a billion dollars worth of wine. The data was published by Italy s Coldiretti based on a market report produced by the Italian Food & Wine Institute for the first nine months of 2006.


Mon, 12/25/2006 - 13:00

by Andreas Larsson

The Swedish government has announced plans to sell its stake in Vin & Spirit, the company that until 1995 was the only wine and spirits importer in the country. This decision is part of a privatisation programme of public companies, which


Sun, 12/24/2006 - 13:00

by Ned Goodwin

The Japanese obsession with seasonal change long made Beaujolais Nouveau an unmitigated success story. Promoted with great fanfare, it is often the only glass of wine most Japanese drink all year. Celebrities are eager to be the first seen


Sun, 12/24/2006 - 13:00

by James Halliday and Joel B. Payne


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