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Bumper year for English wine as figures show it is now £130m industry

July, 11, 2017 Bumper year for English wine as figures show it is now £130m industry

(Telegraph) - English wine enjoyed a bumper year in 2016, and it is now £130m industry, a new study shows. Independent English wine producers saw their turnover rise to a record £132 million last year, a 16 per cent increase on 2015, showing that the industry has ...

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Pope orders ‘natural’ wine for Holy Communion

July, 11, 2017 Pope orders ‘natural’ wine for Holy Communion

(Decanter) - Vatican officials have told Catholic priests that wine used for Holy Communion must be 'natural' and should not be sour, and that they should avoid gluten-free bread. New rules on  Holy Communion wine  and bread issued by the Vatican come due to concerns about the wid...

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The mysterious magic behind Napa’s mountain-grown wines

June, 29, 2017 The mysterious magic behind Napa’s mountain-grown wines

(NVR) - “Wine is one of the most civilized and natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, offering a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” — Ernest Hemingway Only three...

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Wine Executive Charles Banks Sentenced to Four Years for Fraud

June, 28, 2017 Wine Executive Charles Banks Sentenced to Four Years for Fraud

(WineSpectator) - Wine executive Charles Banks was sentenced to four years in federal prison yesterday for defrauding retired NBA star Tim Duncan of millions of dollars. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery also ordered Banks, a financial adviser and the founder of Terroir Life, which owns or manages nea...

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Turn a winery story into effective marketing

June, 27, 2017 Turn a winery story into effective marketing

(Meininger) - Wine is inherently a discovery category. And people want to unearth, uncover, and reveal a story, much as they do with wine. While select wine audiences may be interested in the facts, figures, and data, it is the story that draws people in, to become a part of the brand, and ideally ...

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Danica Patrick Apparently Can Make ‘Intense And Lively’ Bottle Of Wine

June, 27, 2017 Danica Patrick Apparently Can Make ‘Intense And Lively’ Bottle Of Wine

(NESN) - It probably doesn’t taste as sweet as her first NASCAR victory will, but Danica Patrick’s wine apparently is pretty easy on the pallet. Patrick’s winery in California’s Napa Valley, Somnmium Vineyard, released it’s first wine in 2014. The Cabernet Sauv...

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Santa Barbara OKs Contested Tasting Room

June, 27, 2017 Santa Barbara OKs Contested Tasting Room

(Wines&Vines) - Seven years after first submitting plans to develop an estate winery tasting room on his family’s 130 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley, Michael Larner of Larner Vineyards finally received approval from the Santa Barbara Planning Commission last month, with the caveat that ta...

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CHINA TO CERTIFY 16 ‘ESTATE WINE’ PRODUCERS

June, 27, 2017 CHINA TO CERTIFY 16 ‘ESTATE WINE’ PRODUCERS

(TDB) - Sixteen wineries from China’s Beijing, Hebei, Xinjiang and Ningxia provinces, believed to represent a higher quality of domestic wine production, are set to be certified as ‘estate wine’ producers. The 16 wineries comprise four wineries from Xinjiang, including Tia...

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