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Hugel & Fils, Alsace white wine

A July heatwave that saw temperatures top 40 degrees celsius  (104˚ F) means potential alcohol from the 2015 wine harvest is above 16% in some cases, said the Alsace Wine…

Italy harvest, Trentino

Italy wine harvest conditions ‘favourable’ The Unione Italiana Vini, which represents wine producers throughout Italy, reported ‘more or less negligible’ disease thanks to a ‘favourable climate throughout the season’, but…

Miraval, rose wine, provence

Over the last five years, Washington DC based MacArthur Beverages has seen a tenfold increase in rosé wine sales, to 1,000 cases in 2014. This year is likely to be…

Domaine des Lambrays

The upward trajectory of this estate looks set to continue as it becomes the Burgundian jewel in LVMH's luxury portfolio. Panos Kakaviatos charts its history and looks ahead to the…

It was once one of the most publicity-shy estates in Bordeaux, but today the new owners of this St-Estèphe third growth are laying out the welcome mat. But has this…

Burgundy Hail in Volnay June 2014

Burgundy winemakers have reported widespread damage to the 2014 harvest after a five minute hailstorm destroyed vines across the region on Saturday afternoon.

Alsace

Fresh-thinking young winemakers could be the shot in the arm that Alsace needs, as they focus more than ever on the terroir-driven, dry styles that today’s wine lovers want. Panos…