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Press Release: Bordeaux International Wine Institute launches wine tasting course‏


The Bordeaux International Wine Institute (INSEEC Group) launches iWine June 2013 The Bordeaux International Wine Institute launches iWine – a comprehensive wine tasting course accessible to students and professionals of all … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: Launch of the 2012 Primeurs Campaign for the « Sélections Parcellaires » of Maison M.Chapoutier


Michel Chapoutier has just announced the official launch of the 2012 Primeurs campaign of Maison M.Chapoutier in Tain l’Hermitage. Building on their success since the nineties, the “Chapoutier Primeurs” are today a unique opportunity … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Press Release: South Africa’s exports hit record levels


South Africa’s 2012 exports reached 417 million litres, the largest amount that the country has exported to date and 10 million litres more than the previous record, which was achieved … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harpers – Mike Matthews: on Hallowed Ground’s London portfolio tasting


Hidden in the basement of the Adam Street Private Members Club, Adam St, London, you’ll find ‘The Gallery,’ a corner enclave where UK boutique wine supplier Hallowed Ground hosted their … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Decanter – Weight Watchers endorses McWilliams low-alcohol wine


Weight Watchers has teamed up with New World producer McWilliams to endorse a range of low-alcohol wines. The diet advice organisation is tapping into the UK’s increasing taste for low-alcohol … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Drinks Business – Greek grape takes root in Aussie soil


The native Greek grape Assyrtiko has been planted for the first time in Australia by Clare Valley’s Jim Barry Wines. (L-R) Sam Barry (commercial manager), Peter Barry (managing director), Tom Barry … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Decanter – Casella announces new $10 wine


Yellow Tail maker Casella is planning to launch a US$10 wine – double the price of the brand that has brought it global sales of more than 30m cases. Yellow … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Taylors/Wakefield releases screwcap fizz


Clare Valley wine producer Taylors has put part of its first sparkling wine release under screwcap after trials found no loss of freshness or fizz. Taylors – known as Wakefield in the UK … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Food, Beer & Spirit Writers Required


Are you an aspiring Food, Beer or Spirit writer? If so would you like to contribute to Magics Wine Guide and Reviews for Newbies?  As a bona fide wine guy I suffer … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wine Australia hosts specialist Semillon tasting


Wine Australia is to host a specialist seminar looking at the various styles of Semillon the country can now produce at Australia House in London on September 18. Sem Sem, … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Grant Burge launches wine sales app


Grant Burge Wines has launched a global iPhone app, so consumers can order wines for friends and family anywhere within Australia. It claims the app is the first transactional wine … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers Blog – Ocean Eight vertical tasting with Mike Aylward


How can you tell you’ve encountered a London summer? That’s right, it’s usually raining. So, as the clouds began to roll over on another soon to be wet summer’s day, … Continue reading

June 16, 2012 · 3 Comments

How To Overcome Your Wine Ignorance – My post in today’s Sabotage Times 10/6/12


Do you know you’re Chardonnays from Chenin Blancs? Or what gives a wine it’s colour? Find out everything you ever wanted to know about wine below. What is it about … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

Australian floods blight vintage in Riverina


Wine growers in the Riverina district of Australia are recovering from a series of ‘unprecedented’ floods, which have blighted an otherwise promising 2012 vintage. A still from Australian TV showing … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment
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