It rained as they poured during the recent Crush Natural Wine Fest in Shanghai. But wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the dozen-plus vendors showcasing 100-plus wines at this inaugural three-day event.
The work of Fritz Keller—who was recently elected head of Germany’s football association, the DFB—has proved that this winery ranks among the best in Germany, thanks to its impressive Spätburgunder.
For the first time in its history, Bordeaux is set to become a Riesling producer. The grape is normally grown much further north in France’s Alsace region and then into Germany.
Austria now has a new DAC wine region: Carnutum, which sits in the easternpart of Austria between Vienna and the Slovak border.
The balance of power has changed in Australian wine, according to a speaker at the recent Wine Industry IMPACT Conference. Australian producers now have an unprecedented opportunity to “claw margin back” and take control of their own financial future.
The People’s Republic of China’s celebrates its 70th anniversary today, on 1 October 2019. It’s a major milestone that’s inspired responses from across the wine world.
Yesterday, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson MW launched the eighth edition of The World Atlas of Wine. Listening to these two giants of wine communication, I realised that it is largely thanks to them that I am where I am today.
The Spanish government has transferred all decision making about new vine plantings to the regulatory council of the Cava Denominación de Origen.
This historic move, adopted on September 20th, has been seen in Spain as an attempt to quell growing tensions over the Cava crisis.
Coverage of China’s extra tariffs on US wine during the current trade war reveals a gap between reality and the claims being made by both media and trade bodies. Here are examples of three such claims.
Standing on a plastic-infested beach in Bali this spring, Mickael Alborghetti was shocked into a decision: He would quit his job in the Cahors wine business and found France’s first carbon neutral, eco-wine wholesaler. And that is exactly what he did.
A disease that ravaged California’s vines in the early 2000s has been found for the first time in two French olive trees.
The harvest, which began in Champagne this week, looks to be lower than in previous years. The vines of Champagne saw everything this year, from cold and rain, to drought and heat, with the previous record for sunshine hours broken in February.
Spring frosts, summer heatwaves and hailstorms have combined to lower France’s 2019 wine harvest by an expected 12% compared to 2018 – with that year already 4% lower than the five-year average. Worst hit this year was the Jura, estimated to have lost about 63% of its production to frost.
The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) in Adelaide has secured major funding to the tune of A$11.1m ($7.47m) to invest in metabolomics, the study of chemical processes involving metabolites.