The Oenophiliac

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Moet embarks on major expansion


Moet & Chandon is undertaking a major expansion of its production facilities, in anticipation of rising global demand for Champagne. // Moët: ‘anticipate capacity’ The company has been focusing on … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Negociants UK to sell direct to independents


Yalumba owned, Negociants UK is to begin selling its wines direct to independent merchants and restaurants. It has added wines from Barossa Valley’s and Brokenwood from the Hunter Valley, as … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rioja produces first commercial sweet wines


Two Rioja producers have revived the region’s tradition of producing late-harvest wines. Raisined Viura in January, Bodegas Loli Casado Dinastía Vivanco and Bodegas Loli Casado, both in Rioja Alavesa, are among the … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

English Wine Producers announces summer trade activities


English Wine Producers (EWP), has announced two key activities this year to help the trade work more closely with the industry during the Queen’s Jubilee and London Olympics. The Annual English Wine … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

François Lurton Sells His Portuguese Wineries


Global vintner bids farewell to the Douro Valley because of tough local economy  French vintner François Lurton has sold his ownership stake in his two high-quality Portuguese estates, Quinta do … Continue reading

March 3, 2012 · Leave a comment
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