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07/16/14

French officials have approved Terrasses du Larzac in Languedoc-Roussillon as a standalone appellation, offering more evidence of the region's improving reputation.

07/16/14

After students were hospitalized in the Bordeaux winegrowing region, pesticides were blamed. Parents calling for new rules near schools face a "code of silence" protecting the wine sector.

07/11/14

Often compared, yet so different, our latest infographic gives you the figures on these two great French wine regions.

07/11/14

Thousands of pubs and bars across the UK have agreed to offer 'house' wine weaker than 12.5% abv, following government pressure to dissuade harmful drinking.

07/09/14

Violent hailstorms have damaged thousands of hectares of vines in France's Languedoc-Roussillon, only weeks after winemakers in Burgundy and Bordeaux suffered similar deluges.

07/09/14

House wine in bars and pubs will be no stronger than 12.5 per cent, under a Government plan to curb binge drinking, Ministers held talks with the alcohol industry at the Home Office yesterday in an attempt to cut Britain's drinking problem. The Government wants to cut the amount of alcohol drunk in Britain by a billion units a year.

07/08/14

Mount Etna winemaker Ciro Biondi had to steal into his former winery to save wine from his Cisterna Fuori vineyard

07/03/14

Two officers stopped a car on the A31 highway near Dijon in Burgundy for a regular vehicle check and noticed two bottles of Champagne on the floor at the passenger's feet. On closer inspection, the liquid inside did not look like sparkling wine and was seized for analysis.

07/03/14

Producers across Burgundy have asked government officials for help in the form of tax relief, subsidies and funding to increase anti-hail measures, following a devastating hailstorm on Saturday.

07/02/14

UK wine investment firm European Fine Wines Ltd has gone into liquidation with debts totalling £2m, more than double the original estimates.

07/01/14

In advance of the annual conference of the Academy of Wine Business Research, university leaders and researchers gathered on Friday afternoon in Geisenheim, Germany for the third round of discussions to advance the field of wine business education.

06/26/14

Vineyards used to produce Barolo and Barbaresco DOCG wines in Italy's Piedmont region have been granted UNESCO World Heritage status.

06/20/14

Ireland has the highest taxes on wine in Europe - 60% on every bottle, thanks to two increases in the past year. That means that a bottle from the Côtes du Rhône called Les Deux Cols costs €4.25 at wholesale in France, but €10.50 at wholesale in Ireland. And that's even before the respective VAT rates of 19.6% and 23%.

06/20/14

The average cost of buying Burgundy grand cru vineyard land, France's most-expensive wine real estate, rose 5.3 percent in 2013, according to a report released this week by France's Agriculture Ministry. Prices rose for the 17th straight year, averaging 4 million euros ($5.4 million) for a parcel of land that wouldn't even accommodate two football fields.

06/20/14

A team of researchers have developed a system they say will revolutionize the concept of traceability used in proving the origins of agricultural products: in this case, the vine, the quality of yeast used in the fermentation of the must (pulp) in Malvasia, Muscat and Nero d'Avola grapes, among others.

06/19/14

The demolition of an Edinburgh office block may uncover remnants of a 200 year old cellar that held the wines of Scottish philosopher David Hume.

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

Swiss wine producer Dominique Giroud is due to appear in court on spying charges in the next few days, alongside a computer hacker, a private detective and a fourth person belonging to Switzerland's secret service.

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.

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