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06/19/14

Over 7,000 people took part in the first London Wine Week earlier this month which included a series of specialist tastings, including Robert Parker's first UK appearance in 25 years, and events across the capital.

06/19/14

Exports of Loire wine to the UK have grown by one third in the first four months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to figures from InterLoire

06/18/14

A 45 minute hailstorm has caused widespread damage to the vineyards of La Clape.

06/18/14

Lawyers for a wine merchant accused of fraud say the case should be heard in Britain, rather than the U.S.

06/18/14

Bernhard Huber, one of Germany's leading Pinot Noir producers, has died aged 55 following a two year battle with cancer.

06/18/14

Speaking to Harpers.co.uk following the group's results yesterday, Lewis described the group's total sales growth of 1.4% to £278.2 million as "not where I'd want it to be", adding that the combination of poor harvests and duty increases had made for "difficult trading conditions".

06/18/14

Europeans, well known for their love of wine, are testing a novel preservation method aimed at significantly reducing or even eliminating sulphites, which can cause allergic reactions in some people.

06/17/14

Lafite's premium over its fellow first growths is narrowing as poor performing vintages start to make their way into its Liv-ex sub-index.

06/13/14

Violent hail storms across southwest France have caused extensive damage to vineyards in the northern Medoc region of Bordeaux.

06/13/14

Almost six out of every 10 bottles of wine are sold on promotion in the UK, according to figures from Nielsen for the past year.

06/11/14

Two new apps have been launched this month to help UK-based wine lovers get the best out of their preferred drink.

06/10/14

Maverick Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog has seen its profits skyrocket by 383% to £2.3 million for 2013, with turnover up 70% to £18 million.

06/10/14

As last week's London Wine Fair 2014 wrapped up, the initial visitor estimates show numbers up 11% overall, signalling the format changes and return to Olympia injected some much needed life back into one of the UK's biggest wine exhibitions.

06/10/14

Alliance Wine is opening an office in London to boost its sales into the capital's on-trade and south east market.

06/10/14

One of the biggest challenges facing the Champagne industry is how to manage the negative effects of global warming, according to Krug's senior viticulturist, Romain Le Guillou.

06/10/14

"Rather than make wines geared for international palates that taste like they could be made anywhere, we want to make wines that express Campania's native grapes and our unique terroir by identifying the best vineyard sites, harvesting at the right moment and using less invasive cellar techniques," says Antonio Capaldo, president of leading Campania firm Feudi di San Gregorio.

06/09/14

In two exceptions, Portuguese wine has captured the imagination, but they are specialized cases. The first is Vinho Verde, ... The second is Colares, one of the world's more fascinating wines but made only in minute quantities

06/06/14

A Languedoc wine producer hopes to use crowdfunding to revive 10 traditional varieties in the region that have fallen into obscurity.

06/06/14

A Loire Valley winemaker who disobeyed France's appellation system has escaped with only a token fine, in what his lawyer described as a 'slap in the face' for officials.

06/06/14

Port will always have its niche, and so will Madeira, but when it comes to nonfortified wine, Portugal continues to be largely ignored, and often unfairly. This is partly because the Portuguese, to their great credit, have largely refused to emphasize popular international grapes like cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot and sauvignon blanc at the expense of their myriad indigenous offerings.

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