January’s top news stories from decanter.com

> Chateau Latour for sale
December 30, 2008
Bordeaux first growth property Chateau Latour is reported to be for sale, and French mogul Bernard Magrez may be among its suitors. Full story…

> Obama urged to change White House wine policy
January 28, 2009
Online magazine Slate.com has slammed the White House wine policy – and urged President Obama to act swifty to redress the ‘shocking’ situation. Full story…

> Vinexpo: Beynat upbeat despite high-profile no-shows
January 16, 2009
Vinexpo will be full despite the increasing lack of participation from the New World and other high-profile absences. Full story…

> Wine industry excited by Obama
January 15, 2009
Barack Obama will have a ‘felicitous’ effect on Americans’ wine habits, a top research organisation’s president says. Full story…

> Bordeaux 2008 ‘excellent’ says head of Bordeaux Superieur
January 9, 2009
The head of the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur winemakers’ union has called the 2008 vintage ‘excellent’, despite early indications that the vintage is poor. Full story…

> First UV-treated wine to be available this year
January 29, 2009
The first UV-treated wine is set to be released later this year following successful trials in South Africa. Full story…

> French government dismisses St-Emilion reclassification proposal
January 7, 2009
The French government council has thrown out a move to reinstate eight declassified St-Emilion chateaux. Full story…

> Duckhorn, Korbel served at official Obama inaugural lunch
January 21, 2009
At the official inaugural lunch yesterday, President Barack Obama was toasted with exclusively American wines. Full story…

> Christian Wölffer dies
January 5, 2009
Long Island vintner Christian Wölffer has died in a swimming accident in Brazilian waters. Full story…

> Wine scientists discover appellation ‘chemical fingerprint’
January 23, 2009
Two forensic scientists at the University of Western Australia have found a way to prove the origin of wine chemically. Full story…

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