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11/26/14

Jane Anson provides her analysis of the Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois classification and warns that prices may head upwards.

11/26/14

Climate change and cold-resistant vines have pushed the northernmost frontier for vineyards well into Finland, Sweden and Norway.

11/25/14

Londoners' taste for vino has been mapped revealing a "river of red" through its centre, according to a survey by Naked Wines.

11/21/14

The good news: Fine weather in September helped diligent producers harvest a smaller, but healthy crop.

11/21/14

Soon after China and Australia sign their free trade agreement, Australian wine, which will get preferential treatment and potentially even zero tariffs from China, will likely see explosive growth and may even replace France as the top exporter of wine importer to China, the Shanghai-based China Business News reports, citing Cong Riguang, general manager of the Shenzhen Wine Association.

11/21/14

The 18 to 34 year-old age group is partial to sweeter wines, with 44% of wine buyers believing they're better quality than drier ones, but few UK brands have "attacked this space", says Mintel.

11/21/14

A high-speed rail link across northern Italy threatens vineyards.

11/21/14

Plans for a new Cote d'Or appellation that would have stricter production rules than the basic Burgundy AOC is threatening to cause a rift between winemakers and negociants.

11/20/14

Greece recently celebrated its "Ohi Day" ("No" day) on October 28 to mark the time when in 1940 the then Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, rejected Benito Mussolini's ultimatum to march troops through Greece. In 2014, much is being said about how Greeks need to say "no" to corruption, which has contributed to the country's on-going economic crisis.

11/20/14

Winemakers from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and elsewhere report a challenging but promising year

11/19/14

González Byass is reasserting its commitment to the environment by investing €2.5 million (approximately $3.1 million US) over the next 3 years in a comprehensive corporate sustainability program: "5+5: Caring for the Planet"

11/19/14

This detailed training program taught entirely in English will facilitate the needs of International students who do not speak French, but who desire a French wine education, as well as French natives who want to improve their English all the while studying to become a Wine expert.

11/18/14

Fifty-five per cent of regular wine drinkers who buy from independents say they "really like the range of wines on offer." Thirty-nine percent say they like getting recommendations from shop staff, and 37 percent say they believe the prices offer good value for money. Just as many people say they like to try wines before they buy.

11/13/14

Unless the châteaux come to the party it could be "au revoir" to en primeur.

11/13/14

Lessons learned in two of France's most traditional winemaking regions could help the country as a whole, argues Mike Steinberger.

11/07/14

This has been a good year for Freixenet sales, Ferrer told Efe in an interview, forecasting that the firm will end 2014 with earnings of more than over 10 million euros ($12.4 million).

11/06/14

Château Petrus achieved the highest price per lot in a recent U.S. wine auction, as the market picks up.

11/05/14

One in five Britons aged 25 to 34 admits to drinking an entire bottle of wine to themselves, according to a Harris Interactive poll produced in collaboration with the Grocer.

11/05/14

It is this characteristic open-minded willingness to experiment that has kept a centuries-old company still relevant and interesting.

10/31/14

The land of rooster and port is seeing a welcomed surge in popularity among American wine consumers, according to Impact Databank's yearly wine and spirits report. Reports are that Portugal saw a 21 percent jump in table wine exports to the United States in the first half of 2014 - more than 700,000 cases have been shipped. The significant spike is an encouraging sign, particularly in light of a seven percent increase in exported cases this past year.

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