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Wolfburn distillery returns to life after 150 years

The first whisky to be released in 150 years from the Thurso-based Wolfburn distillery will hit the UK market next month. Distributed by Amathus Drinks, the reborn distillery is releasing its Wolfburn Single Malt and a limited edition Wolfburn Inaugural Special Edition Single Malt. The new state-of-the-art Wolfburn plant is situated a little downstream from […]

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Promising Riesling Encounter with the Indian Market

Since 130 years Weingut Wegeler Wine Estate has been producing exclusively high-quality Riesling in the most famous vineyards of the Rhine and the Mosel mostly through manual work with traditional and ecological wine-growing techniques. Their best known vineyards in the Rheingau include the Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg and the Oestricher Lenchen. At the Mosel, they also […]

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For The Most Decadent Dessert, Pour These 3 Wines Over Vanilla Ice Cream

If you ever entertain, or even might entertain, here’s a tip for dessert: keep some sweet wine around so you don’t have to actually exert yourself. Just drizzle one of these “stickies” over vanilla ice cream and you are done. If you wanna get fancy, serve it in a martini glass. Or even make it […]

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“Wines of India” programme launched in Mumbai

Since the early 2000s, India has been hyped as an important emerging market for wine. The country has an optimum climate for grape cultivation and its main wine-producing states, Maharashtra and Karnataka, are leading producers of world class grapes. Keeping the above in mind, the “Wines of India” programme was recently launched at AKA restaurant, […]

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What Is A Standard Pour And Why Should I Care?

You ever watch as a server—or dear, dear friend—pours wine out for you and a few other people? You’re thirsty, so you watch the levels in each glass rise. Maybe you’re really thirsty—or just scarred from that time your little brother got more ice cream than you in 5th grade—so you notice that some folks […]

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Derbyshire winemaker heads up English wine trade body

The UKVA has named a Derbyshire winegrower as its first chief executive as it seeks to develop itself into a more efficient central organization. Barry Lewis, who runs the Amber Valley Wines vineyard and online business The English Wine Shop, will step into the top job at the English wine trade body on Monday 29 […]

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New Zealand to make its first Prosecco

New Zealand winemakers are about to plant the country’s first Glera vines that will go on to produce Prosecco in three years’ time. The Prosecco variety, otherwise known as Glera (to differentiate the grape from the protected Prosecco source in Italy’s Veneto), will be planted this spring in Gisborne, New Zealand, following the release of […]

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Age and disease threaten Burgundy wine shortage, report warns

Burgundy wines may become even more difficult to find because of vine disease and smaller harvests from ageing vineyards, according to a new report by the region’s wine council. Burgundy wine shortage may result from vine disease and ageing vineyards Average age of Burgundy vines is 50 years Wine council devises plan to help producers […]

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You May Not Be Drinking The Famous Stag’s Leap Wine You Think You’re Drinking

Stag’s Leap – the winery whose name has an apostrophe before the S – is the famous Napa winery known for producing the Cabernet that bested the top Bordeaux at the 1976 Judgement of Paris. Thanks to this event, both Napa and the winery became famous internationally, becoming high-end names that many people the world […]

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Napa’s Realm Cellars Purchases Hartwell Estate’s Winery

The owners of Napa Valley’s Realm Cellars have purchased Hartwell Estate Vineyards’ winery, caves and a portion of their vineyards, Wine Spectator has learned. Hartwell founder Bob Hartwell and his family will retain the brand, an onsite residence and the remaining vineyard parcels. The purchase price was not disclosed. Realm founder Juan Mercado said he […]

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Wine before bed ‘helps with weight loss’

Drinking wine just before bed helps people to lose weight by burning fat and staving off late-night snacking, according to reports citing studies from two universities. Resveratrol – a substance found particularly in red wine – helps to turn body-hugging white fat into quick-burning beige fat, scientists at Washington State University found. They tested mice […]

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French winery fined for illegal rosé winemaking

France’s Vinovalie co-operative has been fined for illegally blending red and white wines and bottling the result as rosé. The tribunal in Albi, southern France, last week fined Vinovalie €10,000 for illegal rosé production, with a further €1,000 in damages. Three employees in managerial roles were separately fined between €1,000 and €5,000 for their role […]

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What Are Cover Crops And Why Are They Really Good For Wine?

Farmers and vintners alike would argue magic doesn’t exist in the vineyards that quench our thirst each year, but I’d argue clover — four-leafed or not — comes close, and has been doing so for millennia. Trifolium, commonly known as clover, is a “nitrogen-fixing” plant, meaning it returns nitrogen from the air back to soils, […]

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Red Wine Is Romantic for a Reason: Scientists Find It Helps Prevent E. D.

Chocolate-covered strawberries and a full goblet of Cabernet, often paired with Marvin Gaye softly crooning from the stereo, have set the mood for incalculable Valentine’s evenings, but new research suggests that some of these romantic standbys can also benefit long-term love lives. Habitual consumption of flavonoid-rich foods—red wine, fruits, vegetables and tea—may reduce the risk […]

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Cheers! Millennials Drink Almost Half the Wine Bought in America

Glug! Now that the nation’s millennials are all officially 21, this 79-million-strong crowd of tastemakers is starting to shape the nation’s appetite for wine — buying more per person, spending more per bottle, and spurring the wine industry into finding new and innovative ways to capture this dominant market share. Millennials (now between the ages […]

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