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New styles of Malbec are emerging from outside Mendoza

03:36 AM Argentina offers many different styles of Malbec - most of them from Mendoza, but there are a handful of other Malbecs worth discovering... Argentina offers many different styles of Malbec. Most of them from Mendoza, but there are a handful of other Malbec’s worth discovering. The post New styles of Malbec are emerging from outside Mendoza appeared first on Decanter.
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Champagne and Burgundy recognised by UNESCO

Jul 06 01:09 PM Burgundy and Champagne have both been recognised by UNESCO, in the latest round of new inclusions to the cultural world heritage list.Meursault, Burgundy The 39th assembly of UNESCO, held in Bonn Germany on July 4, saw five cultural sites accepted – two in …Continue reading » The post Champagne and Burgundy recognised by UNESCO appeared first on Decanter.
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Yealands Wine Group sells 80% stake

Jul 06 01:04 PM The founder of New Zealand’s Yealands Wine Group insists it will be ‘business as usual’ after selling an 80% stake in the business to a local electricity company. Copyright owned by Yealands Winery Peter Yealands said he had been looking for ‘investment options’ for the company since last December, before selling the stake …Continue reading » The post Yealands Wine Group sells 80% stake appeared first on Decanter.
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Eight Restaurants Earn New Wine Spectator Grand Awards in 2015 for Excellent Wine Lists (Wine Spectator)

Jul 06 12:00 PM Wine Spectator inducts its largest group with top honors since 1993, as Restaurant Awards program honors excellence in wine lists
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10 Thrilling Napa Cabernets (Wine Spectator)

Jul 06 10:00 AM New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignons for less than $100
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Top South Africa Cape white blends

Jul 06 04:24 AM Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on South African wines.South Africa Cape Blends Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on South African wines. The post Top South Africa Cape white blends appeared first on Decanter.
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Jefford on Monday: Fishing the shallows

Jul 05 03:18 PM The mood in Burgundy in the final week of June was as luminous as the skies. Chardonnay on Cote de Nuits at Domaine de l'Arlot Assuming that the region comes through the next 70 days of meteorological risk unscathed, then 2015 will be – as …Continue reading » The post Jefford on Monday: Fishing the shallows appeared first on Decanter.
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Bedales: DWWA 2015 promotion in July 2015

Jul 03 11:39 AM Bedales wine shop will be promoting 3 Gold medal winning wines from the DWWA 2015Visit Bedales in London from 13-19 July 2015 to enjoy and taste a flight of three Gold medal-winning wines from …Continue reading » The post Bedales: DWWA 2015 promotion in July 2015 appeared first on Decanter.
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Google Street View offers virtual tours of California wineries

Jul 03 10:42 AM Virtual visitors to California can now take a panoramic tour of dozens of the state’s wineries thanks to new additions to the Street View feature in Google Maps. Users can virtually explore California wineries, such as Frog's Leap The internet giant has added 360-degree panoramas of nearly 80 of California’s 1,000-plus wineries as part of an initiative that …Continue reading » The post Google Street View offers virtual tours of California wineries appeared first on Decanter.
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17 Southern Italian whites

Jul 03 04:37 AM Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Southern Italian wines.Campania, Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Southern Italian wines. The post 17 Southern Italian whites appeared first on Decanter.
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Culinary Institute offers new life to vacant Copia building

Jul 03 03:00 AM "We're going to bring the building back to life," said Mark Erickson, Culinary Institute of America (CIA) provost. "Our hope is to create an opportunity for people to come to Napa Valley, it will become known as the place you should start your visit at."
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250,000 Credit Cards Stolen in Wine Industry Hack

Jul 03 03:00 AM I've always thought the wine industry should be the most uninteresting industry for cybercrime. Wineries have lots of inventory to steal, but anyone who works in this business knows there isn't much cash to take. It all gets used up in barrels, bottles, inventory and facilities
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Napa sheriff won't give up search for French Laundry wine thief

Jul 03 03:00 AM a month after the Christmas Day theft - sheriff's deputies recovered all but four of the stolen bottles from an unidentified wine connoisseur in North Carolina, suggesting investigators might have had the break they needed to solve the case. ... Not so
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French Wine Regions Champagne, Burgundy Win World Heritage Status

Jul 03 03:00 AM France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "world heritage status" by the United Nations, giving a boost to the country's drive to encourage tourism and revive its flagging economy
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17th Annual V Wine Celebration Poised to Raise $6 Million for Pediatric Cancer Research with Anonymous $3 Million Matching Donation

Jul 03 03:00 AM An unprecedented $3 million matching grant from an anonymous donor will challenge bidders in the fund-a-need portion of The V Wine Celebration fundraiser in the Napa Valley this Augus
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Drought Plagues Winemakers in Northern Chile (Wine Spectator)

Jul 02 01:30 PM The Elqui and Limarí valleys are weathering a multiyear drought, with no relief in sight
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The long road of Torrontés

Jul 02 12:27 PM A decanter.com promotion The only native variety of Argentina with international projection, according to recent studies, Torrontés originated on some Jesuit plot in the early eighteenth century, from where it began its long road to internationalisation. The only native variety of Argentina with international projection, according to recent studies, Torrontés originated on some Jesuit plot in the early eighteenth century, from where it began its long road to internationalisation. The post The ...
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Heatwave in French vineyards evokes memories of 2003

Jul 02 12:21 PM Temperatures have soared across Europe this week, in a heatwave reminiscent of the prolonged hot summer of the 2003 vintage in French wine regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne.Some vineyard workers are waking in the very early hours to avoid working in the heat Vineyard workers in some regions have either temporarily downed tools or awoken in the small hours of the morning to …Continue reading » The post Heatwave in French vineyards evokes memories of 2003 appeared first ...
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Bordeaux wine gets Geographical Indication status in China

Jul 02 12:19 PM Chinese quality and quarantine officials have granted their approval for Bordeaux wine to be protected as a geographical indication (GI) in China. Vineyards at Graves, Bordeaux The news follows several months of analysis by the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). Forgery …Continue reading » The post Bordeaux wine gets Geographical Indication status in China appeared first on Decanter.
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Unfiltered: British Bottle Service Debuts at Wimbledon (Wine Spectator)

Jul 02 12:10 PM Plus, the Hermione sails again, powered by wine, and the wine industry comes together to support the arts in a $2 million way
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Lix-ex Fine Wine 100 Index grows after years of decline

Jul 02 11:24 AM Fine wine prices are staging a ‘gentle’ recovery after four years of decline – despite a Bordeaux en primeur campaign described as ‘lacklustre’.Prices are slowly recovering, despite 'lacklustre' en primeur campaign Fine wine market Liv-ex said its Fine Wine 100 Index rose 0.9% in June to close on 244.08, up 3.4% …Continue reading » The post Lix-ex Fine Wine 100 Index grows after years of decline appeared first on Decanter.
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History of Wine in 100 Bottles: The Birth of Claret

Jul 02 10:48 AM For our second extract from Oz Clarke's new book, The History of Wine in 100 Bottles, read about the birth of claret, dating back to the 12th century.Chateau Pape Clement So often in our history, it’s politics, not taste, that decides what our favourite tipple is going to be. One of …Continue reading » The post History of Wine in 100 Bottles: The Birth of Claret appeared first on Decanter.
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Californian Chardonnay: 10 exciting producers

Jul 02 06:20 AM California’s once travel-shy Chardonnay producers are increasingly venturing beyond their cellar doors to take their wines to the world stage. Linda Murphy picks her 10 most exciting producers, and their wines to try Chardonnay vines at Paul Hobbs Winery A decade ago, it was hard to find 10 remarkable Californian Chardonnays sold outside the US. The UK was particularly …Continue reading » The post Californian Chardonnay: 10 exciting producers appeared first on Decanter.
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10 exciting Californian Chardonnays

Jul 02 06:16 AM Californian Chardonnay is exciting again, with a confidently expanding repertoire of styles. Linda Murphy picks her top 10 Californian Chardonnays, from 10 exciting producers to watch. The post 10 exciting Californian Chardonnays appeared first on Decanter.
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DWWA 2015 Tasting Highlights: Vintners Hall

Jul 01 07:20 PM Hundreds of wine lovers and trade professionals journeyed through the hottest July day on record in the UK to attend a tasting of medal winning wines at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards, or DWWA for short. See photos of the event here.All images by Cath Lowe for Decanter ‘Thank goodness it’s so cool in here,’ commented many of the wine trade professionals who attended the afternoon session at …Continue reading » The post DWWA 2015 Tasting Highlights: ...
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Anson on Thursday: Ernst Loosen and the sweet wine trap

Jul 01 07:10 PM Why is there so much resistance to new ideas when it comes to sweet wines? Jane Anson examines the issue in a column that runs from Sauternes to the Mosel, where she talks to the Mick Jagger of winemaking, Dr Ernst Loosen.A view of the Mosel Valley You might have read about the two directors of the French arm of Uber being taken into custody in Paris …Continue reading » The post Anson on Thursday: Ernst Loosen and the sweet wine trap appeared first on Decanter.
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Joe Wagner's Meiomi: A $315 Million Bet on Pinot Noir (Wine Spectator)

Jul 01 06:00 PM Joe Wagner credits fortunate timing and outstanding grape sources for the growth of Meiomi
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Australia aims to be world’s ‘pre-eminent’ wine producer

Jul 01 01:49 PM A new strategy designed to revitalise Australia’s wine industry aims to make the country the world’s ‘pre-eminent’ wine producing nation in the longer term.Vineyards in Eden Valley, Barossa. The Australian Grape and Wine Authority Strategic Plan 2015-2020, released on 1 July, also revives the Wine Australia name a …Continue reading » The post Australia aims to be world’s ‘pre-eminent’ wine producer appeared first on Decanter.
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EXCLUSIVE: Joe Wagner Sells Meiomi Wines to Constellation for $315 Million (Wine Spectator)

Jul 01 11:45 AM Constellation buys the California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay label for a hefty price
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Producer profile: Hugel

Jul 01 06:47 AM The 13th generation has just started working at this famous Alsace producer, notable for setting the rules for (and later boycotting) the region’s grand crus. Margaret Rand meets a few of the family. Hugel at a glance Holdings 30ha of estate vineyards plus grapes bought from another 100ha Grape varieties Riesling, Pinot Gris, …Continue reading » The post Producer profile: Hugel appeared first on Decanter.
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Finger Lakes Winemakers Celebrate New York Finalizing Fracking Ban (Wine Spectator)

Jun 30 05:00 PM The state's environmental agency released a seven-year review that found the gas drilling technique too risky
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Rioja festival goers soaked in 130,000 litres of red wine

Jun 30 12:42 PM Ten thousand people took part in the 'battle of wine' festival in Haro, Rioja, throwing 130,000 litres of red wine at each other.A man pours red wine on a girl during the"Batalla del Vino" (Battle of Wine) in Haro, on June 29, 2015. The annual festival – named ‘La Batalla del Vino’ in Spanish – is held on 29 June for St Peter’s …Continue reading » The post Rioja festival goers soaked in 130,000 litres of red wine appeared first on Decanter.
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Google Street View Goes Panoramic Inside California Wine Country (Wine Spectator)

Jun 30 10:20 AM The map tool's panoramic views expand to include vineyards, tasting rooms and barrel cellars
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The Wine-List Midas Touch (Wine Spectator)

Jun 30 09:00 AM Every wine program that Michel Couvreux touches seems to turn to gold
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10 Wines for Summertime Grilling (Wine Spectator)

Jun 29 10:00 AM New Reviews of Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, rosé and more from California
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Chilled Salmon in a Mustard Seed Crust for July 4th (Wine Spectator)

Jun 26 03:30 PM Celebrate America’s birthday with a refined recipe from the Inn at Little Washington’s Patrick O’Connell, plus 10 summer rosés and whites
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16 Tasty Wines from the Finger Lakes (Wine Spectator)

Jun 26 10:00 AM New reviews of reds and whites from New York state
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Unfiltered: The Warriors' Splash Brothers Get Sprayed (Wine Spectator)

Jun 25 03:10 PM Plus, a wine becomes a dirty word, a winery's intriguing past lands it on the Historic Register, and a former White House chef dies at 61
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12 Standout California Pinot Noirs (Wine Spectator)

Jun 22 10:00 AM New reviews of the 2013s from the North Coast
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13 Diverse Wines from Sicily (Wine Spectator)

Jun 19 10:00 AM New reviews of distinctive reds and whites from Italy’s largest island
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10 Lush Napa Merlots (Wine Spectator)

Jun 15 10:00 AM New reviews of California Merlots from the appealing 2012 vintage
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9 Delightful Albariños from Rías Baixas (Wine Spectator)

Jun 12 10:00 AM New reviews of Spanish whites for summertime enjoyment
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9 Rich Napa Cabernet Sauvignons (Wine Spectator)

Jun 08 10:00 AM New reviews of California Cabernets from the stellar 2012 vintage
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11 Intriguing Bandol Rosés (Wine Spectator)

Jun 05 10:00 AM New reviews of refreshing pink wines from France
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11 Approachable California Pinot Noirs (Wine Spectator)

Jun 01 10:00 AM New reviews of budget-friendly Pinots from the 2012 and 2013 vintages
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