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How did the sommelier cheating scandal get to the point where people are afraid to talk about what happened? Read on… more on it read the article from the New York Time from 18th October 2018 – click

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 Despite the worldwide rise in temperatures, many agricultural products will continue to be cultivated without any noticeable difference or change discerned by consumers. This is not the case with the wine industry, where wine quality may be impacted. According to Spanish winemaker Miguel Torres, “Climate change is the greatest threat for the wine business in…

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THE SUMMER OF 1540 was burning hot in the vine-covered hills of Burgundy, France—so hot as to be “almost unbearable,” according to one written account from the time. In fact, it was hot all across Europe that year. In the Alps, glaciers melted, their snouts retreating up steep-sided valleys. Fires burned from France to Poland. And…

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Napa wineries are confronting climate change by planting new experimental vineyards — without the region’s lifeblood, Cabernet Sauvignon. Read on…

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Conflicting immigration policies being floated by ministers are not just unworkable, they risk causing economic chaos… Read on…

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The latest figures from Agreste show that wine regions across France have been affected by frost, heat and damp. Read on…

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Mediterranean regions have a growing number of extreme weather events due to rapid change of climate. Cork oak, which is located in the western Mediterranean area, has become a very valuable resource within the western Mediterranean forests. Therefore, assessment of the impacts of climate extremes upon cork oak can help us produce better forest management…

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I read it and hear it from wine critics all the time (and if they don’t say it, they’re cheating, right?). Indeed, judging wine blind has long been the ethically noble way of doing it. Wine competitions everywhere taste “blind”, as do most publications. But it’s a lie. Or at the very least, it’s not…

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Jane Anson visits the Bordeaux estate already looking at the new permitted grape varieties in Bordeaux… Read on…

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Authorities in Corsica have launched an investigation into a producer of “naturally” blue wine after a study published earlier this year found an “unusually high” quantity of an artificial blue dye in the product. Read on…

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