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Fri, 12/20/2019 - 11:02

Global consumption of organic wine is on track to hit almost one billion bottles a year by 2023, more than doubling over the space of a decade, driven by concerns about sustainability.

Driven by concerns about the climate crisis and environmental issues, organic wine has gone from a niche category to a significant segment of the wine industry.


Wed, 12/18/2019 - 11:27

If you've created content around wine this year, make sure you enter the Born Digital Wine Awards before the end of December.

Submissions for the Born Digital Wine Awards 2019 are now open. If you wrote, filmed, recorded, photographed or published anything relating to wine this year, make sure you enter it before the end of the month.


Wed, 12/18/2019 - 10:31

Dr Mark Krstic has been appointed as managing director of the Australian Wine Research Institute, to commence in February 2020.

Dr Mark Krstic has been appointed the new Managing Director of the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), from 1 February 2020. 


Mon, 12/16/2019 - 14:05

French viticulturists are clamouring for disease resistant vines, but demand is outstripping supply amid accusations of protectionism. Sophie Kevany reports.

After languishing in the legal and ideological shadows for many years, hybrid vines are now seeing French demand outstrip supply. The tight market has led one Italian supplier to claim that France is attempting to limit the supply of foreign hybrids to protect its own breeds. 


Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:00

Twitter users have accused the cava producer of using an inflammatory phrase. Barnaby Eales reports.

Codorniu’s new Christmas TV ad has sparked a backlash in Spain over its alleged use of a pro-Catalan independence slogan.


Wed, 12/11/2019 - 17:00

US retailer Total Wine is taking its lawsuit to overthrow one state's minimum pricing laws to the highest court in the country, reports Jeff Siegel.


Tue, 12/03/2019 - 08:42

This morning the French wine industry woke to the news that their wines could be hit with a 100% tariff in the USA.

President Trump has announced that he is prepared to raise tariffs on French wines to 100%, in retaliation for France’s digital services tax, which the Trump Administration says discriminates against American internet companies.


Sat, 11/23/2019 - 19:20

Editor-in-Chief Lisa Perrotti-Brown has announced that Michelin has acquired Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate.

Michelin, the French company behind the famous restaurant guide of the same name, has announced that it had acquired 100% of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.


Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:07

Nick Devlin is to take over as CEO, and then full steam ahead into the US market. Felicity Carter reports.

Rowan Gormley, the CEO of UK company Naked Wines, will be retiring from the company once Christmas trading is over. Nick Devlin, the current Chief Operating Officer, will take his place.


Wed, 11/20/2019 - 08:00

"Hallelujah" by French artist Annette Messager is the artwork gracing the label of the 2017 vintage of Château Mouton Rothschild.

The label of the 2017 vintage of Château Mouton Rothschild has been revealed – it is a work called “Hallelujah” by artist Annette Messager.


Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:48

The only vineyard in Venice, Venissa, has been inundated with water. Roger Morris reports.

Another casualty of the current historic flooding taking place in Venice is the city’s only vineyard – Venissa, founded in 2002 by the Prosecco producer Gianluca Bisol on the island of Mazzorbo in the Venetian archipelago.


Tue, 11/05/2019 - 10:27

A Bordeaux-based enterprise has launched a dozen bottles of fine red wine into space. Sophie Kevany finds out why.

Twelve bottles of Bordeaux red were launched into space on Saturday November 2nd at 9.59am. Not by an angry drinker, but as part of a project designed and financed by Space Cargo Unlimited (SCU).
 


Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:16

A portion of the latest release of Mullineux's Old Vines White was lost in an accident last week. But, says Mullineux, they have enough left to meet all their allocations.

In late October, a truck carrying a load of Mullineux Old Vines White tipped over, spilling hundreds of bottles into the road. 


Mon, 11/04/2019 - 09:52

After French wine groups heard a rumour that the French Minister for Health intended to introduce Dry January to France, they were swift to react. Sophie Kevany reports.

France’s wine sector is once again battling alcohol reduction suggestions from the country’s health ministry. This time, eight French wine bodies have aligned to protest against the idea of a nationally backed ‘dry January’. 
 


Sun, 11/03/2019 - 21:40

Château La Tour de Mons has been sold to the Perrodo family, in the largest Bordeaux vineyard sale of the year. Sophie Kevany reports.

The Perrodo family, owners of London-based oil and gas company Perenco, have paid an estimated €60m ($67m) for their third Bordeaux châteaux, local paper


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