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04/27/16

After more than 700 years in winemaking, the producer formerly known as "Marchesi de Frescobaldi" has revitalized its brand and logo, now simply going by "Frescobaldi Toscana." The purpose of the rebranding is to shift focus away from the brand's history, and instead highlight the diversity of its distinct Tuscan terroir, as reflected in the brand's 6 small wineries, also known as the estates: Tenuta di Castiglioni, Pomino, Nipozzano, Castelgiocondo, Ammiraglia and Rèmole.

04/26/16

Italy's wine consumption has dropped to an all-time low, meaning the land of Chianti and Prosecco drunk less than beer-swilling Germany for the first time ever last year.

04/21/16

The Margaux classed growth is putting a unique offering on sale in Hong Kong.

04/21/16

A team from Britain's Wine and Spirit Trade Association travelled across the Channel and invited some of the biggest names in the Gallic restaurant and bar trade to a blind tasting.

04/20/16

Elia Pellegrini, owner of Aia Vecchia, a small family-owned winery located deep in the Tuscan countryside between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, is pleased to introduce Solidio Rosato IGT Toscana ($14), the first rosé to be added to the winery's portfolio. Solidio Rosato is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, sourced from vineyards in Magliano in Toscana and Orbetello. Aia Vecchia's small portfolio of wines also includes two Super Tuscan red blends and a Vermentino from Maremma.

04/20/16

For two decades the Grandes Pagos de España group has been championing terroir above all else.

04/19/16

Spain has become the country of choice for one Canadian sommelier working in the UK.

04/19/16

Rémy Cointreau saw net sales grow 8.9% for the 2015/2016 financial year to just over €1.050 billion with strong growth being driven "on the back of improving trends in Greater China."

04/19/16

Italy's prime minister Matteo Renzi has caused a stir in French media after claiming that his country's fine wines were better than those from France...

04/19/16

While France may not be producing and exporting the most wine in the world it is certainly producing the finest as its share of the market value shows.

04/19/16

Prosecco sales in the UK have grown by a third in the last year, far outpacing the growth of champagne and the wine sector overall, according to figures from IRI.

04/12/16

Italy and Alibaba hope to boost the share of Italian wine sold on the Chinese e-commerce network 10-fold as part of wider moves to increase Italian wine exports to China where it still lags France and other wine-making peers.

04/11/16

President of the Republic Sergio Matterella inaugurated the 50th edition of Vinitaly, which this year brings to Verona over 4,100 exhibitors. Among the visitors are nearly 1000 buyers from 30 countries, selected to help promote the visibility of Italian wine abroad.

04/11/16

In March 2016 the UK-based Institute of Masters of Wine sent its delegation to Georgia. The first "Masters of Wine Trip to Georgia", organized in cooperation with Georgian Wine Association, was a highly professional event, which envisaged retrospective tastings of indigenous grape varieties as well as microvinifications of high-quality rare Georgian varieties.

04/11/16

Overbearing rules that "claw back" food names so that only certain geographic producers can use them hamper U.S. agricultural sales in European and global markets, a trade group representative said Friday, rejecting claims that American concerns about such indicators are overblown.

04/11/16

Etienne Hugel's sudden death at the age of 57 was announced by the Hugel family winery in Riquewihr, Alsace, on Sunday 10 April.

04/11/16

Anger as winemakers pour away tanker of red in cheap imports protest

04/11/16

There's few things sadder than wasted wine - except, of course, wine that is deliberately sabotaged.

04/11/16

Etienne Hugel, a respected figure in the Alsace wine region in eastern France and the public face of one of the world's top wineries, has died at the age of 57.

04/11/16

It returned to Olympia two years ago with a new purpose and direction. This year, the London Wine Fair (LWF), the UK's largest wine trade show, is keen to keep its appeal diverse.

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