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12/03/14

The UK wine market has split into two distinct tiers of consumers: those who splash out and those who are drawn to deep discounts, according to a new report.

12/02/14

Champagne prices in UK supermarkets are in free fall as the major supermarkets compete for market share using French fizz as their weapon of choice.

12/02/14

Bars and restaurants are heralding a bumper festive season, with bookings so far 5-10% ahead of last year.

12/02/14

Spanish wines are the fastest growing in the UK on-trade - listings are up 25% in the last year - at the expense of French wines, whose listings have fallen by 11%.

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).

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