Wine Industry News

January, 07, 2019 How Gravity-Flow Wineries are Taking Grapes to New Heights

(Winemag) Winemakers are turning to rustic methods to produce low-intervention wines. So how does skipping pumps in favor of gravity change what’s in your bottle? Somewhere between industrialized winemaking and the full-on natural/no-intervention movement, there are a growing number of pr...

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January, 07, 2019 Is It Cold Outside? You Might Be Drinking More

(Wine Spectator) New evidence shows that where you live could affect how much wine you consume You know the old saying, "It's all about location, location, location"? It might apply to how much alcohol you drink. Recent research published in the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseas...

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January, 07, 2019 Predictions for 2019: Wine-Inspired Royal Baby Name; #WineBeerEmoji Campaign

(Wine Spectator) What's on the horizon for wine moods in 2019? Unfiltered bets on baby names, LeBron James, a Mariah Carey cult-wine movement, and the drama and thrills of direct-to-consumer wine shipping comes to the big screen Now that all the New Year's poppers have popped, Champagne has been...

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January, 07, 2019 100 Years of Covering the Wine Industry

(Wines&Vines) When Horatio P. Stoll debuted his California Grape Grower in 1919 on Geary Street in San Francisco, Prohibition loomed. On the first page of that first issue, grapegrowers were urged, “Don’t dig up your vines! A permanent market must be developed for every wine grape g...

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January, 07, 2019 Aldi toasts record Christmas sales

(TDB) Aldi UK has reported its best-ever Christmas in the UK, with more than 17 million bottles of wine, Champagne and Prosecco sold during December. The German-based discounter said the week before Christmas (commencing 17 December) was its busiest week ever in the UK, with sales rising 10% on ...

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January, 07, 2019 Student does a runner after ordering £1,750 bottle of wine at The Savoy

(TDB) A student with just £20 in his pocket panicked and tried to do a runner from the five-star Savoy after racking up a bill of £2,146, which included a £1,750 bottle of 2004 Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Yahya Egeh had intended to spent just £20 on a burger in London to c...

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January, 07, 2019 The Growing Thirst for Exotic Wine

(Wine Searcher) Bored with Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc? Discover some new grapes with Kathleen Willcox. The heirloom tomato effect is at work in the wine world. Shortly after activist chefs and farmers popularized the notion that post-industrial agriculture had ravaged the...

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January, 06, 2019 TERROIR IN WHISKEY ‘DOES EXIST’, DISTILLERY STUDY FINDS

(TDB) - The preliminary results of a study exploring the influence of terroir on barley derived Irish whiskey has concluded that “environmental differences in whisk(e)y flavour are present”. A study entitled the Whisk(e)y Terroir Project, which is a joint venture between Waterford Di...

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