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Vintage Wine news from Friuli

From Friuli with love… The benefits of having a wine blog is that it daily continues my wine education, beyond what I’m learning and writing about our clients. Clients pay me to keep up, so that keeping up has to do with information that will benefit them directly. Yes, social media is also moving that […]

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Top US Wine Companies from WBM’s ~ My own Top 7 from this list

When I got into the wine business in early ’93, I knew (pretty much) nothing about wine. And so I worked it and studied it; and I expanded it, when I created the Petite Sirah wine grape advocacy group called PS I Love You. It’s through this group that I’ve learned firsthand about the following […]

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French Ministry Gives Michelin Guide High-Profile Launch in Bid to Defend Haute Cuisine from “Anglo-Saxon Plot”

The revered Michelin Guide has for the first time launched its annual listing of the top restaurants in France in the gilded salons of the country’s foreign ministry, as part of a drive to defend France’s position as the world’s top culinary destination. READ MORE…

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From banking to the wine industry

Jules Matthews has long been a passionate consumer of wine. But before the early 2000s, the Auckland businesswoman did not have any experience of growing grapes or making wine, let alone marketing the end product. Enter another Jules, her former business colleague Jules Stephan, with whom she worked in investment banking. Stephan, who has pursued private business interests since 2000, was also an enthusiastic wine lover and collector. In 2002, he bought a block of land near Otiake, in the Waitaki Valley, and promptly enlisted the help of Matthews.

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More Riesling from the ground up

SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Following a Winestate award for Australia’s best Riesling last year, Port Augusta’s Boston Bay Wines has cleared one seventh of its vineyard to double Riesling output in two years. The former chardonnay vines, which were originally planted as Riesling in 1984, will return to their former glory. Boston Bay Wines’ Tony Ford said his father grafted the vines in to chardonnay vines but they retained the original Riesling roots. He said they were sawn off at the base and would regrow as full size riesling vines in two years.

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Accolade sees its Mud House New Zealand wine brand go from 10K cases to 250k in a year

Mud House, the New Zealand wine brand, grew sales 2,500 per cent in the last 12 months from 10,000 nine litre cases to a quarter of a million cases, according to figures released by brand owner Accolade Wines. Mud House has only been part of the group since 2013 and is on course “to be the third largest New Zealand brand in the UK,” according to Paul Schaafsma, the general manager for Accolade Wines UK & Ireland.

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Wine exporters shift focus from Asia to United States

The United States not China is – and will continue to be – the world’s most important consumer of wine. The United States, as the world’s most important wine market in terms of volume, value and growth, will be a “Special Guest” at Vinexpo 2015. At a London press conference to launch the 2015 edition of the biannual Bordeaux wine trade fair, chief executive Guillaume Deglise said the U.S. would be “under the spotlight” at Vinexpo. The fair, which hosts 2400 exhibitors from 44 countries and attracts some 28,000 visitors, takes place in Bordeaux in June this year.

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Where in the world will our best wines come from this year?

The list of wine-producing regions around the world grows every year. At one time wine books argued that in order to produce quality wine, a vineyard had to be located between 30 and 50 degrees north or south of the equator. If you take a look at any world map, this covers all of the world’s great wine-producing regions. Only these regions had the temperate climate necessary for viticulture. Large swathes within these bands, including parts of China, Russia, Iran, Turkey, Japan, and South Korea, have yet to develop quality wine industries, although some, such as Russia, produce large quantities of wine and have great potential.

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