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Villa Matilde is known for producing premium quality classic Campania wines. Founded in 1961 by Francesco Avallone, the estate is recognized as a pioneer in the region for having revived the ancient Falerno grapes, wiped out by phylloxera in the late 1800s.


"A recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU; Luxembourg) classifies genome-edited plants as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and thus subjects them to prohibitive pre-market risk evaluations. This decision not only ignores the science of agricultural improvement but almost certainly will impede developments that would enhance the sustainability of agriculture and world food security. As geneticists who have been involved for many years in genome editing (D.C. and F.D.U.) and crop improvement (P.C.R.), we are gravely concerned by the decision"


The Champagne region of France has announced the start dates for the 2018 harvest, with several villages commencing harvest gradually. The start dates vary by each village and grape varietal, ensuring that every plot is picked at the optimal ripeness. Every year, all the grapes are handpicked-part of the Champagne appellation's strict regulations and one of the key steps to producing the unique, high-quality sparkling wine that comes only from Champagne, France.


Gewürztraminer Epokale 2009 is the first Robert Parker 100-point wine outside Tuscany and Piedmont. "A historic result for Alto Adige region".


Now in its 10th year, the World Bulk Wine Exhibition in Amsterdam continues to draw the world's largest producers, brokers and buyers of bulk wine but representatives of smaller wineries looking to join the global market account for a growing share of the more than 6,000 attendees expected at the show that will take place Nov. 26-27 in Amsterdam


The top chef, whose restaurants hold a cumulative 21 Michelin stars, was ousted from his position after he lost the tender to run the Jules Verne, as well as a brasserie on the first floor and snack counters, to fellow chefs Frederic Anton and Thierry Marx


The registration in South Africa, the seventh largest Scotch Whisky market by volume according to the SWA, marked a milestone for Scotland's national drink in its largest export market in Africa, and one of the largest in the world, said chief executive Karen Betts.


Sales of Rhône Valley wines remained stable last year with export sales proving particularly robust while harvest yields in 2017 were down 18%.


The ambitious pact signed in Tokyo runs counter to President Donald Trump's moves to hike tariffs on imports from many U.S. trading partners. It covers a third of the global economy and markets of more than 600 million people.


The VDP. Sekt classification mirrors the VDP.Origin pyramid for wine classification in Germany. Traditional bottle fermentation is compulsory for all four VDP origin categories for Sekt. Two of these - VDP. Gutsekt and VDP. Ortsekt must remain at least 15 months on the lees.


Bodegas Beronia has started construction of a brand new winery which will be used exclusively for the aging of its premium, reserva and gran reserva wines.


As harvest ends this September, Sicilian producer Stemmari will introduce a new wine to its portfolio, Hedonis Riserva. The wine exemplifies the rich history of Nero d'Avola, Sicily's signature grape that was introduced to the island by the Greeks in the 6th century.


In a lengthy and at times ferociously worded interview with local newspaper l'Union, Paillard (pictured) explains his resignation as being a matter of principal and condemned Palmer's "betrayal" and accused the longstanding co-operative of stabbing the region "in the back"


Bancroft Wines has announced its appointment as the UK agent for California-based Delicato Family Vineyards.


In addition to Jo Pithon's 9 ha, the investor, a partner in a private equity firm, also bought 10 ha from Pascal Laffourcade in the finest Anjou growths of Quarts-de-Chaume grand cru, and Coteaux du Layon 1er cru Chaume.


The capital's nascent urban winemaking scene is continuing to develop with the release of a Battersea winemaker's first wine and the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to develop a new winery in southeast London.


Saskia de Rothschild is the latest member of her family steering Château Lafite Rothschild into an uncertain future.


High temperatures continued to promote vine growth. At the end of May in areas spared by hail in Gironde, canes had grown by 15 to 25 cm and flowering was starting. In Charente, flowering was also imminent.


Italy has outgrown its quaffable Pinot Grigio image and will be at the centre of consumer interests for years to come, Keti Mazzi, founder of Hong Kong-based branding agency Certa, believes, as Hong Kong's wine trade increasingly


The bountiful array of native grape varieties in the Douro Valley makes it like "Disneyland for winemakers", according to Tiago Alves de Sousa Quinta da Gaivosa.

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