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07/18/18

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.

07/18/18

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.

07/16/18

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.

07/13/18

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.

07/10/18

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"

06/26/18

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

06/19/18

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.

06/07/18

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.

06/07/18

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.

06/07/18

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

06/06/18

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

06/05/18

In 2017, the vineyard market was bullish with sales progressing well. A total 9,460 transactions (+2.8%) were finalised covering 16,900 ha (+7.9%) worth 1.3 billion euros (+59.9%). "Bought and sold acreage is at its highest level for the past 25 years," commented Loïc Jégouzo, from Terres d'Europe-Scafr, on 31 May in Paris at a press conference by the Safer network on land prices.

06/05/18

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.

06/05/18

New start-up The Uncommon, the first company to put English wine in a can, is crowdfunding to raise money for a new urban winery and canning line in south London.

06/04/18

Hampshire-based winery Jenkyn Place has hired a new recruit to help protect 2,000 newly-planted Pinot Noir vines from rabbits and pheasants - a spaniel by the name of Bertie.

06/04/18

Having learnt the lessons following the 2010 vintage, Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, the eighth generation owner of Bordeaux estate Château Angélus, is determined to tighten up its distribution network to achieve a more even global allocation, vowing that the concentration of the 2010 vintage in Asia, which led to stock problem in China, "happened only once and will never happen again".

06/04/18

Accolade Wines has appointed Hansi Baumann as account manager, UK & Ireland, for its recently launched fine wine division - Fine Wine Partners.

06/04/18

Beaumont's beloved, black market wine is made with outlawed American vines.

06/01/18

A combined 7,100 hectares were affected by two hailstorms on 26th May, including 3,400 hectares that were 80% destroyed.

06/01/18

Speaking to the drinks business during a recent trip to Porto, Bridge said: "Port's value sales are growing but volume is declining. In the past Port has been the cheapest wine available in some markets, which is not good or sustainable.

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