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European neighbours offer UK trade signs of post-lockdown optimism

Published:  11 June, 2020

Wine consumption in some of the UK’s nearest neighbouring markets looks to be steady, with consumers maintaining overall wine consumption as lockdowns ease.

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Wachau becomes a DAC region

Published:  11 May, 2020

The Wachau has become an official DAC region after a long campaign to recognise its contributions to quality wine growing within the country.

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Austria wine exports hit record high

Published:  13 March, 2020

Austria’s wine industry posted record export growth figures in 2019 by both value and volume.

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Austria: The view beyond Grüner growth

Published:  02 March, 2020

Austrian producers are looking to reds and rare varieties to emulate the ‘golden period’ built on the success of its flagship grape, as Lisa Riley discovers. 

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Vivino faces legal challenge in Sweden

Published:  24 February, 2020

Vivino, the leading wine app is facing legal trouble in Sweden, the Times is reporting this morning.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: The winemakers that changed the world…and those that made themselves redundant

Published:  24 January, 2020

Harpers columnist Jerry Lockspeiser is the former chairman of Off Piste Wines. Lockspeiser left at the end of 2019 after ten years at the company, which he helped to grow from ‘acorn to oak tree’ after joining back in 2010. His departure follows an investment in Off Piste just before Christmas, which will take the company into a new phase of development. Lockspeiser was also involved in the founding and building of Bottle Green in 1990 and organic wine specialist Vinceremos Wines in 1985. Here, he takes a reflective look back on 15 years that changed the wine world. 

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Greek winery expands in London on-trade

Published:  08 January, 2020

Greek winery T-Oinos is celebrating new listings at a range of top restaurants in London.

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Q&A: Aldo Mazzocco, chief executive, Bellavita

Published:  16 October, 2019

As this year’s London event moves beyond Italy to embrace the wider Mediterranean, Aldo Mazzocco explains his vision for the show. In association with Bellavita

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Bellavita London unveils expanded events roster

Published:  14 October, 2019

The annual Bellavita Expo London is set to return to Islington’s Business Design Centre next month with a wide range of masterclasses, tastings and discussion panels hosted by Bellavita’s wine academy, BeWine.

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Hallgarten invests in European portfolio with 40 new wines

Published:  07 October, 2019

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New Israeli listing for Oddbins

Published:  25 September, 2019

Israeli wine Dalton Canaan Red 2018 has won its first listing at Oddbins in the UK.

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Lebanon goes back to its roots with 100% Merwah and less focus on “blingy reds”

Published:  27 June, 2019

Lebanese winemakers are delving into their history, and are now ready to expand their repertoire from "extracted, luxurious reds” to indigenous whites and terroir-driven styles, an expert on the country has said.

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Tim Atkin MW: Why wines from Tenerife are special

Published:  06 June, 2019

“You’re joking,” said María Hontoria, the oenologist from the governing Cabildo de Tenerife. “I thought everyone from the UK had been here.” Her surprise was justified. Nearly six million tourists visit each year and more than a third are Brits. Tenerife is package-tour central, served by dozens of airlines bringing holidaymakers to resorts such as Playa de los Américas, but it’s also much more: a beautiful island with an intriguing history, stunning landscapes and some of Spain’s most exciting wines.

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‘Temperature crisis’ could lead to a major re-shuffle of global wine production and demand

Published:  13 May, 2019

Vinegrowing and winemaking worldwide could look very different in the next 30 years, a climate change expert has announced, as the planet accelerates towards a temperature crisis fifty years earlier than expected.

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Where do we go from Grüner?

Published:  25 February, 2019

Food compatibility and top-quality wines have made Austria a secret weapon for sommeliers wanting to impress their guests. Jo Gilbert looks at which varieties, regions and styles head their lists.

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Judean winemakers front up drive for quality recognition

Published:  06 November, 2018

Four winemakers styling themselves as The Judean Hills Quartet returned to London on Monday to mark the anniversary of their collaboration to promote quality Israeli wines.

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Off-Piste signs exclusive distribution deal for Hilltop Wines

Published:  31 October, 2018

Off-Piste has signed a UK distribution deal for Hungarian producer Hilltop Wines.

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A natural approach

Published:  20 September, 2018

Small, but perfectly formed, Austria’s winemaking fraternity continues to innovate, looking increasingly towards natural methods, as Darrel Joseph reports.

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Gonzalez Byass UK to distribute Domäne Wachau

Published:  24 July, 2018

Gonzalez Byass UK has become the distributor for premium Austrian producer Domäne Wachau, taking over from Alliance Wine.

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Greek whites vie for Assyrtiko's crown

Published:  26 June, 2018

Malagousia, Vidiano, Kidonitsa, Savatiano and Moscofilero may be unfamiliar names to everyone but Greek wine adventurists.

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