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10/17/14

When the French school semester started in September, most college students had no lack of drinking opportunities. As is common in other countries, French freshmen are usually encouraged to drink heavily in initiation ceremonies. But soon the excessive drinking could face a sudden end. According to a French draft health bill, inciting binge drinking could be punishable with up to a year in jail or a hefty fine.

10/17/14

A Tuscan producer has welcomed the Chianti region's recently introduced top tier classification, Gran Selezione, as a tool for distinguishing wines with "personality".

10/17/14

The Conseil Interprofessionel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) is launching its first global marketing campaign to help counter falls in sales by both volume and value. Its seven priority markets - China, USA, UK, Japan, Germany, Belgium and France - will soon be flooded with new atmospheric images drawn up by leading British advertising agency, Isobel.

10/15/14

The French grape harvest has produced a bumper crop for 2014 after two years of adverse weather conditions. But the smiles could be wiped off winegrowers' faces if wood decay disease, which now affects 12 per cent of vines in all of France's wine-growing regions, continues its relentless march across the country.

10/10/14

Piedmont appears to have weathered Italy's 2014 harvest best, but it's a sadder story elsewhere.

10/10/14

France's wine production could reach 46.5 million hectolitres this year, a 10% rise on last year.

10/09/14

The Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP) has been around since the 18th century and president Manuel de Novaes Cabral tells Erin Smith he still sees his mission intrinsically linked to helping protect Portuguese wine and particularly Port.

10/09/14

The 2014 vintage may reach 46.45 million hectoliters (1.23 billion U.S. gallons), the most wine in three years, from 42.37 million hectoliters last year, the Agriculture Ministry said in an online report.

10/09/14

Thierry Roset, chef de caves of Champagne house Charles Heidsieck, has died suddenly at the age of 54.

10/09/14

There is rising concern in Bordeaux about an Asian fruit fly that causes sour rot in vineyards, although it is not expected to significantly impact the 2014 harvest.

10/08/14

Based on recent ViniPortugal data, Wines of Portugal have announced another strong semester of export growth in the U.S. market, with a 19.1 percent increase in the first half of 2014 (January-June) compared to the same period in 2013. Sales of Portuguese table wines (excluding port wine) improved to €15.47 million ($19.5 million at 10/1/14), up from €12.99 million ($16.29 million at 9/31/13) during the first half of the year prior, a clear reflection of the growing consumer interest in Portugal's unique varieties and masterful blends.

10/08/14

High in the mountains of Portugal's Algarve region, correspondent Martha Teichner finds herself in what feels like a misty, magic forest, where giant cork trees grow; Teichner visits a fourth-generation cork manufacturer to discover the ages-old traditions of producing corks

10/07/14

Last week the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois arrived in London for the fifth annual review of the wines deemed worthy to use the Cru Bourgeois seal of approval. Five years into the new incarnation of the classification Heather Dougherty reviews its successes and challenges - and looks at its prospects for the future.

10/03/14

A perfectly paced harvest is bringing joy to growers and winemakers, but no one is saying it's a great vintage just yet.

10/03/14

Producers in Languedoc-Roussillon are counting the cost of record rainfall which hit the region earlier this week causing severe floods.

10/02/14

The first grower to head Rioja's regulatory wine body has welcomed a new internal stability that he claims has put the region in a stronger position to promote itself in key export markets.

10/02/14

This year's cool, wet summer in Champagne favoured biodynamic viticultural practices, according to Roederer's chef de cave.

10/02/14

A minimum price of 45p per unit in the UK would be 50 times more effective in combatting alcohol misuse than current measures, new research claims.

09/26/14

The winemaker and manager of Domaine des Hospices de Beaune in Burgundy, Roland Masse, is set to retire after the 2014 vintage.

09/25/14

The programme for Wine Vision 2014 has been released with an international showcase of speakers focused on the future of wine - from emerging markets to evolving consumers.

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