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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.

06/05/14

British consumers are turning their backs on Bordeaux after losing faith in both producers in the region and the en primeur system, according to two key fine wine merchants.

06/05/14

The Queen has formally recognised a bill to introduce a new statutory code to protect tied-pub tenants in England and Wales.

06/04/14

Brunello di Montalcino producers will join police in prosecuting suspected fraudsters after authorities seized thousands of bottles of alleged counterfeit Italian wine fine.

06/04/14

French wine authorities have scored a trademark victory in China after a Beijing court ruled that a Chinese company cannot register the names Roussillon and Banyuls as brands.

06/04/14

Bank of Moscow is selling off two struggling wine and champagne factories in Moscow for 10 billion rubles ($286 million), Itar-Tass reported Monday, citing an announcement on the website of the Unified Electronic Trading System, which manages real estate sales.

06/03/14

UK consumers are spending less money in bars and pubs and more on alcohol for consumption at home, a recent report has shown.

06/03/14

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has revealed his ambition to almost double the size of Russia's vineyards by 2020, according to a report by The Moscow Times.

06/02/14

Italian police have seized 30,000 bottles of cheap wine posing as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti and other prestigious Italian wines. Tuscan police and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture announced this week that over 30,000 bottles of wine have been confiscated in an ongoing investigation.

05/28/14

Champagne growers will not be able to spend more than 30% of their sales revenue on pesticides and fuel if they are to meet new environmental standards set by the region's wine council, the CIVC.

05/26/14

One of the Medoc's biggest wine tourism ventures, La Winery, is to change hands this summer after owner Philippe Raoux agreed to sell.

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