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News from South Africa, France and Australia

South African Wine Industry Recently Faced Further Total Alcohol Ban The South African wine business recently faced a further 14 day ban on alcohol sales since the start of the pandemic last year. Vinpro, a non-profit company representing close to 2,600 South African wine producers, cellars and industry stakeholders noted, in a recent statement, that […]

News – featuring English Wine Week

It is English Wine week so we bring you some English news!   In May the Langham Wine Estate released the first kegs of a Col Fondo wine. “In a bid to encourage more people to drink English sparkling wine at an affordable price, the innovative Dorset wine estate is producing a unique Col Fondo […]

English Wine week and dreams of holidays

English Wine Week runs this week, 19-27 June 2021 English wine producers and retailers geared up to celebrate English Wine Week which is running this week until Sunday 27 June. Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) report sales of English wines continue to go from strength to strength. Wine behind the label covers 23 of the […]

Recent News

Climate change continues to cause extreme weather conditions across the globe and in April widespread frost wreaked havoc across Europe. In France winegrowers in Champagne, Burgundy, the Rhône Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon experienced sub-zero temperatures during April which are expected to impact on yields across France.   CIVB, Bordeaux’s regional body has reported that between 30% and […]

Recent news and some helpful links

The Bollinger family, who own Champagne Bollinger and four other French estates, has recently announced it is acquiring Oregon’s Ponzi Vineyards. This acquisition marks Bollinger’s first winery in the US which includes the Ponzi winery and hospitality facilities 40 minutes from Portland, Oregon, in addition to 35 acres of vineyard land in the newly established […]

Soupe de Poissons accompanied by Côtes de Provence Les Clans

Just over a week since the lovely Easter Weekend and a simple yet delicious lunch on the Saturday. Soupe de Poissons with Rouille accompanied by a bottle of Côtes de Provence Les Clans which took me back to delicious dinners in Port Grimaud, La Napoule and Nice to name three memories of visits to the […]

The Latest – December 2020

David’s Blog details updates on the 12th edition of Wine Behind the Label and contains compelling seasonal offers on both print and digital guides plus an additional discount code at checkout! There is a short window of opportunity if you wish to order a copy of the hardback book for delivery in the UK before […]

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