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Pesticide protesters raise pressure in Bordeaux

04:28 AM Campaigners in the Bordeaux wine region have staged what they say will be the first of several actions to highlight the purported risks of pesticide use for vineyard workers and locals. Pesticide protesters in Bordeaux. White crosses designed to have visual impact... The post Pesticide protesters raise pressure in Bordeaux appeared first on Decanter.
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France Tries to Define Natural Wine (Wine Spectator)

Dec 05 02:00 PM Officials want to regulate the category as it competes with organic and biodynamic, but not even winemakers can agree on a definition
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Four decades of Lafite Rothschild

Dec 05 10:39 AM Inside the sell-out masterclass with Christophe Salin.... Inside the sell-out masterclass... The post Four decades of Lafite Rothschild appeared first on Decanter.
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8 California Pinot Noir Wine Values (Wine Spectator)

Dec 05 10:00 AM New reviews of value-priced reds from Sonoma, Mendocino, Monterey and beyond
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Put a minimum price on alcohol, says UK health body

Dec 05 07:44 AM Senior health advisers in England have used the beginning of Christmas party season to call for higher prices on wine, beer and spirits via a minimum pricing law. Public Health England says drinks are too cheap... The post Put a minimum price on alcohol, says UK health body appeared first on Decanter.
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Tawny Port style guide

Dec 05 05:58 AM Expert Richard Mayson helps guide you through the maze of tawny Port classifications, explaining each of the age indications and Colheita and Reserve terminology in his definitive tawny Port style guide... White and tawny Port at Sandeman's lodge, Vila Nova de Gaia Expert Richard Mayson helps guide you through the maze of tawny Port classifications, explaining each of the age indications and the Reserve terminology in his definitive tawny Port style guide... The post Tawny Port style guide ...
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Jefford on Monday: The taste of Cava

Dec 05 04:02 AM Andrew Jefford considers the role of indigenous grape varieties in Cava and other sparkling wines. Recaredo's Xarel-lo grapes. And why it matters... The post Jefford on Monday: The taste of Cava appeared first on Decanter.
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Wines to pair with Christmas duck and goose

Dec 05 02:08 AM Rich, fatty meats such as duck and goose demand more from a wine. Check out our recommendations and tips for a perfect pairing... Roast goose is making a comeback on the Christmas dinner table. Rich, fatty meats such as duck and goose demand more from a wine. Check out our recommendations and tips for a perfect pairing... The post Wines to pair with Christmas duck and goose appeared first on Decanter.
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Drinking and Serving Tawny Port – ask Decanter

Dec 03 06:00 AM Tawny Port — to decant or not? And when is it best enjoyed? The new look Sandeman Tawny Port bottle. Tawny port — to decant or not? And when is it best enjoyed? The post Drinking and Serving Tawny Port – ask Decanter appeared first on Decanter.
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WineAmerica Appoints Jim Trezise as President in 2017

Dec 03 02:00 AM Trezise is transitioning from his 31-year position as President of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation (NYWGF) to an increased role with WineAmerica, while remaining President of the International Riesling Foundation, judging in major wine competitions, and continuing his involvement with other wine industry organizations and activities
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Americas Region Leadership Changes at Treasury Wine Estates

Dec 03 02:00 AM Victoria Snyder, previously fulfilling the role of Senior Vice President of Operations, has been appointed as Senior Vice President, US Sales - Rachel Ashley appointed Vice President, Wine Production, responsible for leading her current Winemaking and Grape Resources team, as well as the Winery Operations group
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Judy Sakaki stakes out new leadership, vision for Sonoma State University

Dec 03 02:00 AM Now in her sixth month at SSU, Sakaki, 63, has quickly made it clear that she is there to serve its 9,400 students and the faculty who teach them, even if it involves taking on a few sacred cows
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More than 200 wine professionals from 20 countries will come to Sonoma County this week for Wine Vision 2016 ...

Dec 03 02:00 AM the first time the international event has been held in the United States.
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The 20th Vinitech-Sifel trade show held in Bordeaux

Dec 03 02:00 AM The 20th Vinitech-Sifel trade show (global trade show for equipment and services for the vitivinicultural, arboricultural and market gardening sectors) was held in Bordeaux from 29 November to 1 December.
Wine Business

New Wine Technology Spurs Natural Cork Comeback (Wine Spectator)

Dec 02 05:00 PM Amorim, the world's largest producer of natural wine corks, unveils gas-chromatography inspection system to eliminate TCA-tainted corks
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Restaurant Talk: The Once and Future Piero Selvaggio (Wine Spectator)

Dec 02 03:00 PM The dean of Italian cuisine in America, with 44 years of perspective and innovation at Santa Monica’s Valentino, looks ahead
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Top Austin, Texas wine bars

Dec 02 11:00 AM Seek out Austin's top wine bars on your next trip to Texas, thanks to Ray Isle, Decanter.com stateside expert and current executive wine editor of Food & Wine. instagram.com/junesallday Wine Belly Off-beat and appealingly priced choices (Carignane from CA up-and-comer Broc Cellars for $48) are balanced with more familiar …Continue reading » The post Top Austin, Texas wine bars appeared first on Decanter.
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Festive Fizz Quiz – test your knowledge

Dec 02 08:40 AM With party season fast approaching, do you know what bubbles you will be serving or consuming? With an array of choices, prices and styles - a little knowledge goes a long way, but how far will that knowledge get you in Decanter.com Festive Fizz Quiz? Great British Chefs The Decanter.com Festive Fizz Quiz – test your knowledge See more Decanter.com wine quizzes The post Festive Fizz Quiz – test your knowledge appeared first on Decanter.
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For the weekend: Great wines under £20

Dec 02 02:45 AM Decanter international tastings director Christelle Guibert hunts the tastings to find exciting, great value wines, all for under £20. See the latest here. Christelle Guibert hunts the tastings to find exciting, great value wines, all for under £20... The post For the weekend: Great wines under £20 appeared first on Decanter.
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Wine Harvest Report 2016: Piedmont Starts Late but Ends Strong (Wine Spectator)

Dec 01 05:00 PM An ideal summer in Barolo and Barbaresco made vintners happy
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Unfiltered: Usain Bolt Named New 'CEO' of Mumm Champagne (Wine Spectator)

Dec 01 03:30 PM Plus, magician David Minkin puts wine on stage, and the Marnier Lapostolle Foundation gives $5.8 million for rare Angelman syndrome research
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How Britain could be a major wine producer by 2100 – Study

Dec 01 11:50 AM From Pinot Grigio in the Scottish Borders to Tempranillo vineyards in central London, a new study projects that temperature rises linked to climate change will turn the UK into a major wine producer by 2100. Anyone for a Scottish Borders Pinot Grigio? Climate change means Pinot Grigio in Scotland... The post How Britain could be a major wine producer by 2100 – Study appeared first on Decanter.
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Tasting Highlights: 9 Food-Friendly Red Wine Values from Piedmont (Wine Spectator)

Dec 01 10:00 AM New reviews of delectable values from Piedmont
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Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2017: International Winners

Dec 01 08:39 AM Promotional feature. See the international winners of the Great Wine Capitals 'Best of Wine Tourism' Awards 2017. Great Wine Capitals 'Best of Tourism' international winners 2017. See the winners here... The post Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2017: International Winners appeared first on Decanter.
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Anson: Cabernet vs Merlot – The Champions League of wine grapes

Dec 01 03:40 AM Jane Anson reports on how Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have risen to the summit of the world grape planting league in the past decade, and why some people think Cab has the legs to top its rival in their Bordeaux heartland... Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards at Tokara winery in Stellenbosch Cabernet has the legs to win, according to some... The post Anson: Cabernet vs Merlot – The Champions League of wine grapes appeared first on Decanter.
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Food Trails: Where to eat in Porto

Dec 01 02:47 AM Portugal’s northerly wine city - the gateway to the Douro Valley - has some of the country’s richest pickings when it comes to cuisine. Find the best places to eat and drink in Porto with extracts from the Lonely Planet’s latest book Food Trails. Café Majestic. Credit: cafemajestic.com Find out Porto's best places to eat in Food Trails from Lonely Planet... The post Food Trails: Where to eat in Porto appeared first on Decanter.
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Showcase of DWWA 2016 winners at the Christmas Wine Experience in Portugal

Nov 30 01:10 PM Eight DWWA 2016 winners from Portugal will be showcased on 3 and 4 December 2016 in Porto, Portugal For the first time, Decanter will showcase a selection of eight DWWA 2016 winners from Portugal at an exclusive masterclass …Continue reading » The post Showcase of DWWA 2016 winners at the Christmas Wine Experience in Portugal appeared first on Decanter.
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Video: Epicentre of NZ earthquake that wrecked 5 million bottles worth of wine

Nov 30 10:29 AM New Zealand's recent Kaikoura earthquake ruined enough wine to fill more than five million bottles, according to new industry estimates. See a report below, alongside a video of cracks in the landscape caused by the quake. Damage from the New Zealand earthquake won't hit wine supplies, says trade body. Video shows crack in land as wine damage report released... The post Video: Epicentre of NZ earthquake that wrecked 5 million bottles worth of wine appeared first on Decanter.
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Breakthrough may save Cabernet Sauvignon from climate change

Nov 30 03:26 AM Landmark research paves way to full genome map of Cabernet Sauvignon that could help winemakers battle a changing climate, writes Amanda Barnes after speaking to UC Davis researchers in California. Scientists close to cracking Cabernet genetic code... The post Breakthrough may save Cabernet Sauvignon from climate change appeared first on Decanter.
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Red wine for Christmas under £15

Nov 30 03:00 AM Whether you are buying wine as a gift or stocking up for the party season ahead, Decanter's tasting team has found some of the best red wine for Christmas under £15 a bottle... Cheers You don't need to break the bank this Christmas... The post Red wine for Christmas under £15 appeared first on Decanter.
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8 & $20 Recipe: Butternut Squash and Pear Soup With an Expressive Chenin Blanc (Wine Spectator)

Nov 29 04:00 PM Indulge in this variation on a fall favorite, matched with a racy, expressive Chenin Blanc
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Need a Cigarette? Maybe You Should Drink Some Wine First (Wine Spectator)

Nov 29 03:00 PM New research finds that red wine can counter the short-term damage inflicted by smoking
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Why are there crystals in my wine? – ask Decanter

Nov 29 08:42 AM Don't panic, you're probably not about to die from eating broken glass; those little shards in your wine are more likely to be tartrate crystals. Gerard Basset OBE MW MS explains how they got there... Help, there's crystals in my wine! Tartrate crystals on a cork pulled from a bottle of red wine. Don't panic, Gerard Basset OBE MW MS can explain... The post Why are there crystals in my wine? – ask Decanter appeared first on Decanter.
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Wine with Christmas Turkey – Food Matching

Nov 29 04:00 AM Tannin is the enemy, argues Decanter's Harry Fawkes. Here's his guide to wine with Christmas turkey and all the trimmings. Updated with new wine recommendations. Tannin is the enemy, argues Decanter's Harry Fawkes. Here's his guide to wine with Christmas turkey and all the trimmings... The post Wine with Christmas Turkey – Food Matching appeared first on Decanter.
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Tasting Highlights: 9 Distinct California Rhône White Wines (Wine Spectator)

Nov 28 10:00 AM New reviews of Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne and more from Sonoma, Paso Robles and beyond
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Huneeus Vintners Buys St. Clement Vineyards Property in Napa Valley (Wine Spectator)

Nov 23 09:00 AM Focusing on streamlining, Treasury Wine Estates keeps brand but consolidates wine production
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Burgundy's Hospices de Beaune Charity Wine Auction Earns $8.9 Million (Wine Spectator)

Nov 22 04:00 PM After 2015's record total, the auction of barrels from the 2016 vintage drew lower bids but still garnered demand
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Wine Harvest Report 2016: A Year of Challenges and Rewards in the Rhône Valley (Wine Spectator)

Nov 22 02:00 PM Both North and South produced promising wines this year, thanks to a summer that stretched into fall
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8 Spirited California Zinfandels (Wine Spectator)

Nov 21 10:00 AM New reviews of zesty Golden State reds
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2016 Beaujolais Nouveau Wines: A Sprint to the Finish (Wine Spectator)

Nov 17 04:30 PM A blind tasting of 9 wines finds freshness and quintessential Gamay character in the latest vintage
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8 California Pinot Noir Value Wines (Wine Spectator)

Nov 17 10:00 AM New reviews of Golden State Pinot Noir values from Sonoma and Monterey, priced at $38 or less
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12 Diverse Spanish White Wines (Wine Spectator)

Nov 14 10:00 AM New reviews of Albariños, Godellos and more
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8 Bold California Whites Wines (Wine Spectator)

Nov 10 11:00 AM New reviews of intense and fragrant Rhône-style wines from Sonoma, Paso Robles and beyond
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16 Oregon Pinot Noir Wines (Wine Spectator)

Nov 07 10:00 AM New reviews of wallet-friendly Pinots from the Willamette Valley
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12 Expressive Chiantis (Wine Spectator)

Nov 03 10:00 AM New reviews of Sangioveses from Tuscany
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