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08/19/14

Sir Cliff Richard will fly to the UK "within days" to face questioning over allegations of historical sex abuse, leaving his Portuguese vineyard.

08/19/14

Bordeaux's upcoming wine grape harvest should see a return to normal for the region, with forecasts placing it as coming in at 5.6 million hectolitres.

08/19/14

Château du Moulin-à-Vent, a historic, family-owned winery located in the renowned Moulin-à-Vent appellation at the southernmost tip of Burgundy, produces 100 percent Gamey Noir à Jus Blanc from Champ de Cour, La Rochelle, Les Vérillats, Les Thorins, La Roche and Les Caves.

08/15/14

Waitrose Cellar has launched its first vegetarian mixed wine case accompanied by a vegetarian recipe booklet and wine pairing guide.

08/15/14

Prosecco's explosive UK growth has not come at the expense of Champagne, which held its volume and saw value sales increase by 2.2%, according to the Lanson Champagne Category Report 2014.

08/14/14

A common estimate is that more than 2,000 wine grape varieties grow throughout Italy; somewhere between 300 and 400 regularly make wine at commercial levels, and this happens in a country that produces wine in more than 400 legally demarcated places.

08/14/14

If any area within Italy can be described as "picture-perfect," the bucolic wine country of Collio with its rolling hills and vibrant mosaic of emerald green-hued vineyards is a destination worthy of that artistic depiction.

08/14/14

Northern Ireland's health minister has said charging drunk patients for treatment at hospitals' Accident and Emergency departments could help prevent the overstretched service from being abused.

08/12/14

The ancestor of Chianti wine may have been found in this ancient 105-foot-deep well in the Chiantishire region of Tuscany.

08/12/14

UK Members of Parliament have warned of "a national crisis" as a result of alcohol misuse, calling for health warnings to appear on all drinks labels, a minimum unit price and lower limit for drivers, among other measures.

08/12/14

A group of MPs has called for cigarette-like health warnings on all alcoholic drinks, as well as a lower drink driving limit.

08/12/14

A UK Government health quango has warned of the dangers of drinking for two consecutive days urging consumers instead to adopt a "one day on, one day off" policy.

08/12/14

The British Medical Association (BMA) has dropped an arrangement with a wine club that offered doctors discount drink despite the organization backing minimum pricing of alcohol.

08/07/14

Euromonitor says the alcoholic drinks industry as a whole is far less price sensitive than the trade has come to believe.

08/07/14

Russia may restrict wine imports from the European Union in a sign that winemakers are becoming embroiled in heightened political tension between the two sides.

08/06/14

New Zealand's Mission Estate is targeting UK growth in the independent and on-trade sectors with the appointment of its first UK business development manager.

08/05/14

London's first urban winery, London Cru, has been banned from being able to put both the grape variety and vintage on the labels of its first wines to go on sale.

08/04/14

France is set to tighten laws on pesticide use after the country's Senate approved a proposal that would prevent farmers from using spraying practices that pose a health risk to people.

08/01/14

Patients at the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in central France will be able to take part in "medically supervised wine-tasting" sessions. They will be allowed to invite friends or family over for a drink.

08/01/14

The House of Lords has launched an inquiry into the next EU drinking strategy, potentially informing policy on issues such as minimum unit pricing.

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