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EU pays too much for grubbed-up vineyards

Jun 15th, 2012 | By
EU pays too much for grubbed-up vineyards

A report this week from the European Court of Auditors sharply criticized many aspects of the European Commission’s viticulture policy, which was designed both to combat the […]



Ousted after demanding wine for Mass, jail chaplain claims rights were violated

May 25th, 2012 | By
Ousted after demanding wine for Mass, jail chaplain claims rights were violated

For a quarter century, Monsignor Ed Lofton has served as one of 86 volunteer chaplains at the Charleston County jail. … That endeavor includes Communion, and for Catholics, wine is a necessary component. For 15 years, he has consumed 1 ounce of sacramental wine during Mass without incident. Inmates partake only in the bread. But this week he lost a fight. Chief Deputy Mitch Lucas, the jail’s administrator, has told Lofton to replace the wine — brought to the jail in a TSA-approved container designed for holy water — with grape juice…



Database with every Burgundy appellation and climat

May 11th, 2012 | By
Database with every Burgundy appellation and climat

The BIVB, the association of wine growers in Burgundy, is expanding its public website with a comprehensive database of all Burgundy appellations and terroirs or climats. There are one hundred Burgundy appellations, including 33 Grand Crus, 44 municipal and 23 regional appellations. For each appellation and climat the database containes a detailed description and basic information about the character of the wine, …



Wine cellar defunct Belgian 2-star Michelin restaurant auctioned off

Apr 27th, 2012 | By

The wine cellar of the defunct Belgian 2-star Michelin restaurant ‘t Oud Konijntje in Waregem, province of Oost-Vlaanderen, will be auctioned off on 12 May […]



British wine made with Argentinian Malbec-grapes cannot be sold, says E.U.

Apr 24th, 2012 | By
British wine made with Argentinian Malbec-grapes cannot be sold, says E.U.

A British winemaker has finally been given official approval to release a limited-edition wine made in collaboration with Malbec grape growers in Argentina, on one […]



Chateau Latour sells only bottled wines form 2012 onwards

Apr 16th, 2012 | By
Chateau Latour sells only bottled wines form 2012 onwards

Chateau Latour, the famous first growth, told wine merchants today in Bordeaux that 2011 will be the last vintage it sells as futures, or en primeur. […]



WHO: Europeans drink 12,5 liters of alcohol per annum

Mar 29th, 2012 | By
WHO: Europeans drink 12,5 liters of alcohol per annum

Europeans consume on average 12,5 liters alcohol per person per year, or the equivalent of 3 glasses of wine per day, says the WHO in […]



Worldwide wine consumption grows for first time in four years

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By
Worldwide wine consumption grows for first time in four years

Worldwide wine consumption grew with 0,7% in 2011, according to the OIV (Organisation international de la vigne et du vin). Details on the website of […]



Spotted-wing drosophila threatens European vineyards

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By
Spotted-wing drosophila threatens European vineyards

Drosophila suzukii or Cherry vinegar fly, a type of fruit fly endemic to Japan and Asia, poses a serious threat to European wine and fruit […]



Burgundy-prices fall at Hospices de Beaune auction

Nov 21st, 2011 | By
Burgundy-prices fall at Hospices de Beaune auction

Prices for Burgundy wines at the 151st Hospices de Beaune auction fell with almost 13 percent for whites and over 6 percent for reds compared […]