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11/19/19

The idea is to use 25% of the profit from each sold bottle to support the LGBT+ movement in the countries where the community is oppressed. Pedro Bentancour Garin, a Swedish historian, started the project to unite the positive and uniting qualities of Champagne to this global movement.

11/19/19

The project comprises three key objectives; helping to find mechanical alternatives for use in hillside vineyards to minimise environmental impact; providing low cost solutions for producers and, encouraging the use of indigenous mixtures of herbaceous species, to prevent soil erosion and preserve and increase biodiversity.

11/19/19

Launching for the first time next February, Vinexpo Paris aims to go head-to-head with ProWein as the world's most important wine trade fair, according to Vinexpo's new CEO, Rodolphe Lameyse.

11/19/19

Consorzio Barbera d'Asti e Vini del Monferrato has declared 2019 a "classic and traditional" vintage with the quality of Piedmont grapes "impressive", leading to a double digit drop in yields.

11/19/19

Last week, on the evening of Tuesday 12th November, the worst tide in half-a-century devastated Venice and flooded Venissa's famed Mazzorbo island vineyard - where the region's last-surviving parcel of the indigenous Dorona grape is grown - with more than six feet of destructive, salty water. By Wednesday morning, the water had begun to recede, but it will be months before Venissa knows for sure if its vines survived.

11/19/19

The 26th generation and first female president of the wine dynasty Antinori told the drinks business that the family's attempts to grow Sangiovese in California and other regions had never produced wines of "notable quality," lacking the finesse and elegance of Tuscany's best examples.

11/18/19

With Italian wine exports slowing down, wineries need to broaden their horizons and learn how to diversify markets. On November 25th and 26th, 2019, at Vinitaly's wine business forum wine2wine, producers will discover their next best export opportunities with renowned wine insiders from Japan, Canada, India, Singapore, and China.

11/18/19

"Léoville Barton has always been one of the best values in blue-chip, ageworthy Bordeaux. Most of the region's top properties routinely ask triple-digit prices for their wines. Yet the 2016 Léoville Barton was released at an initial futures offering of $87 per bottle"

11/18/19

The new members are Elizabeth Newman, director of BWS at Sainsbury's (pictured above); Jason Godley, director of BWS at Tesco; Lizzy Rudd, executive chairman at Berry Bros & Rudd; Bertrand Steip, MD of Moët Hennessy UK; and Adrian Curry, MD at glass manufacturer Encirc.

11/18/19

"Four Seasons in the Côte Chalonnaise" (Quatre saisons en Côte Chalonnaise) is not a wine book like most others. Many wine books tell you about appellations, grape varieties, wineries and lots of other facts. This one does not. (Well, it does, a little bit.) Instead, this book tries to give you a feeling for how life is in the wine region that is called Côte Chalonnaise.

11/18/19

The President, who has never made any secret of his penchant for good wines and food, seems to have been offended that such a proposal was even being considered. "You can let people know that there will be no "Dry January", he told us", said Maxime Toubart.

11/18/19

Taking place on 28 November, highlights from the sale include two verticals of Cohe-Dury's Meursault 'Les Perrières', estimated at £13,000-£15,000 apiece; as well as a selection of vintages spanning 1985-2001 of Jacky Truchot's wines including six bottles of 1993 Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (£3,000-£4,000) and two bottles of Clos de la Roche (£2,000-£2,500).

11/15/19

An exceptional qualitative harvest for Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. concluded in mid-October.

11/15/19

"In some cases, I found potentially good 2018s marred by one or two vats that clearly contained green fruit"

11/15/19

French, Spanish and German wineries are still figuring out how to withstand 25 percent tariffs

11/15/19

For a variety of reasons ranging from climate change to shifts in consumer palates and even cold, hard economics, many of the world's traditionally sweet regions are going dry.

11/15/19

Reservations can be made through Expedia CruiseShipCenter, North Bay by emailing wineclub@cruiseshipcenters.com or calling 877.651.7447, referencing CST# 2101270-50.

11/15/19

Italian drinks firm Campari Group has begun exclusive negotiations to acquire its French distributor, Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Distribution.

11/15/19

Among the companies already lined up for the new pavilion in 2020 is Assa Imports, which will be leaning heavily on its Spanish portfolio, which of course are exempted from the recent 25% increased import tariffs

11/15/19

The audacious but risky Venissa project in the Venetian lagoon was hit by the city's highest tide in 50 years ...

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