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07/02/15

Exhibitor confidence was boosted by the long-awaited recovery of the Chinese market after two years of decline, as well as the presence of American buyers. The U.S. was the guest of honor at this 18th edition, and buyers flocked to Bordeaux, encouraged by favorable EUR-USD exchange rates and an upturn in American consumption.

07/01/15

Ten thousand people took part in the 'battle of wine' festival in Haro, Rioja, throwing 130,000 litres of red wine at each other.

07/01/15

The head of the wine council for Beaujolais has revealed that the region is hoping to gain appellation status for its sparkling wines, although approval is expected to take around five years.

06/30/15

While the winery's precarious location has been covered by news outlets in the past, the estate's existence became even more notable earlier this month when it became the first Syrian winery to exhibit at Bordeaux's Vinexpo.

06/24/15

Chateau Palmer, a Margaux estate with a strong U.K. client base, met its sales targets for its 2014 vintage wines as it benefits from a new winery and biodynamic methods, according to winemaker and director Thomas Duroux.

06/23/15

Spain has become Canada's No. 5 supplier of wine, with exports rising 44 percent over the past five years, thanks to a growing appreciation of the Spanish bottled delights.

06/23/15

Thieves suspected of stealing hundreds of bottles of Bordeaux wine produced by some of the region's top chateaux have been put on trial this week.

06/22/15

The French government, having floundered for several years following François Hollande's election in May 2012, has found something resembling a sense of purpose.

06/22/15

Wine producers are using social media to sell bottles directly to their clients, with no middle-men required.

06/19/15

Spirits globally are bouncing back according to the latest Rabobank Spirit Quarterly Q3 2015 report, which made Vinexpo's new "Spiritual" zone a big draw for attendees.

06/19/15

Vinexpo closed its doors on 2015 yesterday and in the concluding press brief a new format for 2017 was announced taking the show from five days down to four.

06/19/15

The flowering period of the Bordeaux 2015 growing season has put chateaux owners in an optimistic mood, with several describing conditions as 'perfect'.

06/19/15

From magnificent marquees and fountains of wine to jazz bands, orange trousers and a hot pink cow, Vinexpo 2015 has been a colourful one.

06/19/15

Restructuring Argentina's debt isn't what you expect to find in most writing about wine. Nor is a center for early childhood development in South Africa. Nor, for that matter, is commentary on immigration in Italy and the recent elections in Turkey.

06/19/15

Greece will now look to a June 25-26 summit of EU leaders in Brussels as a way to break the logjam before its financial lifeline expires. The euro area's current bailout program expires on June 30, the same day Greece is due to pay the International Monetary Fund about 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion)

06/18/15

André Lurton, the first Bordeaux winemaker to put classified whites under screwcap in 2004, has called time on the experiment after French wine trade buyers proved reluctant to abandon cork.

06/18/15

In addition to the 'nouveau chai', a large new winery, the project includes a new vinothèque and the refurbishment of the site's existing buildings, including the historic orangery.

06/18/15

The event is aimed at connoisseurs and business representatives from France, Spain and Portugal

06/17/15

" Portuguese wines are selling very well to Millennials and to Generation X. They are more open. They don't care so much about grape varieties", Nuno Vale said to me when over a refreshing glass of Arinto we were having dinner in Lisbon the other day.

06/16/15

With bid to revamp stores and boost profits, new chief executive says customers find warehouse format and six-bottle requirement intimidating

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