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06/16/21

"We are committed to maximum traceability and quality. It is the most demanding regulation in the world for quality D.O. sparkling wines made using the strict traditional method. All of this places the D.O. Cava at the forefront of quality sparkling wine designations of origin."

06/16/21

New rules for Cava that highlight the region the wine was made in and introduce new premium tiers of aged wines are set to come into force from January, following the official certification of its new zoning and segmentation rules.

06/16/21

The findings are from World Weather Attribution, an international organisation that analyses the link between extreme weather events and global warming. They looked at data from a zone covering vineyards in Burgundy, Champagne and the Loire valley and ran 132 climate model simulations.

06/16/21

According to the IWSR, the rise in consumption in the US last year was driven by at-home drinking fuelled by the pandemic. Wine sales in the US meanwhile, grew slightly last year, at +0.7% by volume and +1.5% by value,.

06/15/21

Spain's fizzy export has received a surfeit of press attention over the past decade - most of it unsolicited. Like other sparkling wine styles, Cava has seen revenues decline as a result of the pandemic. But that's the least of it; a critical mass of quality-focused producers left the DO (appellation) in 2019. Forging a new identity under the name "Corpinnat", the group is not currently minded to reconsider.

06/15/21

The reality of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Australia and the UK has moved a step closer with the prime ministers of both countries confirming on Monday that a deal will be done, though with much detail still to be thrashed out. The FTA should in time see the removal of Australian import tariffs of 5% on spirits distilled in the UK, such as whisky and gin, with the reciprocal arrangement also removing tariffs on UK imports of Australian wines.

06/15/21

The Brussels-based CEEV (Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins) and Wine Institute of California have applauded a strong show of support for Translantic wine trade. The statement clearly acknowledged the harmful impact of retaliatory tariffs and called on the leadership of the US and EU to work towards a 'zero for zero' tariff-free wine trade environment.

06/15/21

UK Hospitality (UKH) has urged the government to waste no time in providing details of how it will safeguard the future of the hospitality sector following the Prime Minister's confirmation that Covid restrictions will remain for another four weeks. The trade body called for "clear, comprehensive measures" to ensure an end to the lockdown, with a particular need to counter the impact of the resumption of business rates payments in July.

06/15/21

The new function means customers can instantly view all the wines, beers and spirits available and in stock at their closest Majestic branch, before selecting either delivery or collection. Customers can also add all the extra services available when shopping in person - like free glass and ice bucket hire - or expert advice from the store teams.

06/15/21

The UK and Australia trade deal announced today (15 June) looked set to be good news for Britons who enjoy Australian wines and also for exports of Scotch whisky, English sparkling and gin, according go the UK's Wine & Spirit Trade Association. The two countries' prime ministers announced the post-Brexit trade deal in London this morning, after months of talks and following last weekend's G7 summit in Cornwall.

06/15/21

Château Ausone 2020 has been released en primeur and is tipped as a possible 100-point wine in the Bordeaux 2020 vintage, while Les Carmes Haut-Brion could be one to watch among other estates making their debuts in the campaign.

06/15/21

Camel Valley owner Bob Lindo tweeted over the weekend: 'I am very pleased to confirm that Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rosé brut was served at the G7 Eden event, attended by 3 generations of the Royal family.'

06/14/21

Any delay would be "devastating", for the sector with around 300,000 jobs put at risk - including those still on furlough, said UKH. A four-week delay would also have a knock-on impact on bookings throughout the summer and into the autumn, the trade body added.

06/14/21

Overall online retail sales fell by 9.1% year on year last month, against very high May 2020 growth of 61%, marking the sector's largest drop in volume ever as the high street opened once more, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index.

06/14/21

BNP Paribas is facing allegations that its traders mis-sold billions of euros of lossmaking foreign exchange products to Europe's largest wine exporter, the latest accusations in a widening controversy that has also enveloped Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. J. García Carrión, founded in Jumilla in south-east Spain in 1890, is in dispute with the French lender over currency transactions with a cumulative notional amount of tens of billions of euros.

06/11/21

The event marked the start of the nine-year journey where nine planets, nine regions, nine producers, nine codes and nine wines will come into fruition for the 'Wines From Another World' series.

06/11/21

The hilltop estate in Portugal - listed at £1.2m - boasts more than nine hectares of vines and is located just one hour from Porto.

06/11/21

The wine and vine supplier is taking over storage and distribution in France of the range of PET wine barrels from the Dutch company OneCircle (available in 10, 20 and 30-litre formats).

06/10/21

Have the 140 winegrowers who installed Genodics boxes in their vineyards to limit the spread of esca been taken for a ride?

06/10/21

Tuscan Kiss ($19.99 at TuscanKiss.com) was founded by Lia Iacocca Assad and pays homage to her beloved father and summers spent at the family's Villa Nicola estate in Tuscany.

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