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11/21/18

Henri-Frédéric Roch, the co-director of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and owner of Domaine Prieuré-Roch has died at the age of 56.

11/21/18

Four appellations joined forces and created a common, and bigger, denomination called Les Côtes de Bordeaux. Previously, each appellation had worked independently, now instead they wanted to join forces and work under a common brand and logo.

11/21/18

The National Statistics Institute said on Tuesday all the country's wine-producing regions were likely to churn out just 5.2 million hectoliters, in a fall that contrasts with this year's rise in global wine production to a five-year high.

11/21/18

11/21/18

With the end of the year in sight, and Christmas festivities on the horizon, now is a time to reflect on the past year, but also speculate on what the next 12 months could bring.

11/21/18

Pull the Cork, the online sustainable wine retailer launched at the beginning of this year, has embarked on a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to raise £24,000. The campaign, launched with Indiegogo, would bolster the start-up's "already strong growth" and help take the business to "the next level and a wider audience with additional marketing spend", said co-founder James Nathan.

11/20/18

ProWein will host its 25th event in Düsseldorf in March - ProWein 2019 - International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits - with around 6,800 exhibitors expected to fill 10 cavernous exhibitions halls over three days.

11/20/18

The oldest charity auction by the candle in the world, it was stopped in 2008 due to a lack of participants and buyers. But the GCF group, through its Burgundian subsidiary François Martenot acquired in 2015, has taken up the gauntlet of relaunching the auction in 2020.

11/20/18

Panos Kakaviatos reports from Hospices de Beaune on the ins and outs of the 2018 vintage.

11/20/18

More than 1,200 fine wine lovers eagerly attended the fifth annual Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter and had the opportunity to taste over 600 wines from 134 top producers.

11/19/18

The 2018 bulk campaign for Beaujolais and Beaujolais-villages primeur wines was again marked by a decline in volumes traded. A total of 133,000 hectolitres of wine were traded on 7 November 2018, compared with 145,000 hl last year. The bulk market therefore continues to slowly deteriorate despite the efforts of the marketing board.

11/19/18

11/19/18

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has recently indicated that the 2018-vintage global wine production is "back to normal" in size (Global wine harvest bounces back). However, a year ago the OIV reported that the 2017 global wine production had fallen to its lowest level since the beginning of the 1960s. This decrease was the result of the inclement weather that extensively damaged vineyards in the world's largest production area, western Europe (containing the world's three biggest producers: Italy, France and Spain).

11/19/18

After discovering Beijing, one of the world's largest capitals, the CMB is heading for the world cycling capital: Aigle. Nestled above Lake Geneva, the town is offering the competition a real breath of fresh air. Entries for the 26th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles are now open.

11/19/18

The dates for ProWein, International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits, in 2020 have been announced: the event will take place from March 15 - 17, 2020 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

11/19/18

The winner will be decided by a panel of judges led by WSET Chief Executive Ian Harris, including Richard Bampfield MW, Laura Jewell MW of Wine Australia and Matt Knight of Riedel UK. The judges will be looking for the educator that has demonstrated clear dedication and growth in delivering WSET's courses as well as innovation in wine and spirits education.

11/15/18

Basile Tesseron, manager of Château Lafon-Rochet, does not do half measures. In 2010, he converted his entire property to organic without having it certified. Last February, he brought everything screeching to a halt. Why? "Copper has its problems", he says. "It leaves residues in the soil that do not go away. As for the increased tractor usage, it leads to over-consumption of fuel. And ultimately, you have to accept crop losses".

11/15/18

A scientific study has been launched into the plant phytochemistry and the sensorial characteristics of Italian wine Barbera d'Asti.

11/15/18

The House of Lustau, a leading producer of Sherry wines recognized for outstanding accolades, is introducing a new Amontillado to its Almacenista collection -- Amontillado del Castillo 1/38 from Almacenista Antonio Caballero y Sobrinos.

11/15/18

Earlier this year, Lepeltier, managing partner at Racines in New York City, was one of 39 contestants from France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and the United States in the Meilleur Ouvriers de France

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