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The Dalmatians and their wine

General Industry News
30 March 2015
One hundred years ago, a teenaged Josip Babich removed the boots in which he'd trudged through muddy swamps searching for kauri gum - and trampled delicate grapes with his bare feet. More
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Robert Parker interview

People
30 March 2015
The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes More
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Mini wine bottle sales rocket in UK

Industry Trends
30 March 2015
Sales of single-serve bottles of wine are soaring in the UK as health-conscious consumers seek to rein in the amount of alcohol they drink. More
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Feds Worry About Contamination in Bottles of Sea-Aged Wine

General Industry News
30 March 2015
It seemed like a worthwhile experiment to a small winery: Submerge bottles of wine in sea water to see how they age. But a federal agency is concerned that ocean water could contaminate the wine. More
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Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Found In Marin County

Viticulture
30 March 2015
A glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) was found recently in Marin County during a routine inspection of a nursery shipment from Ventura County. More
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Reasons why the public is showing thirst for wine investment these days

Fine Wine
30 March 2015
Believe it or not, fine wine has potential to become a profitable low-risk investment. The problem is, just like with all types of businesses, the market is packed with rogue wine traders. More
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Bordeaux 2014: The growing season

Fine Wine
30 March 2015
Re-live the Bordeaux 2014 vintage growing season ahead of en primeur tasting week with this Decanter.com weather infographic, which draws on reports by Christie's consultant and Sauternes expert Bill Blatch and the union for classified chateaux, the UGC. More
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Lynch-Bages backed wine start-up fund expands to US

General Industry News
30 March 2015
A food and wine business incubator, 33entrepeneurs, that is backed by the owners of Chateau Lynch-Bages has expanded its search to the US and Canada, after investing in four start-ups in Europe. More
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Italian prosecco sales fizz with no sign of bubble bursting

Industry Trends
30 March 2015
If there was one tipple wine lovers couldn't get enough of last year it was prosecco, the Italian sparkler that has outstripped champagne as the world's favourite bubbly. More
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Average Global Tartaric Add = 1.6g

Winemaking
30 March 2015
The average amount of tartaric acid added to wine globally is roughly 1.58 grams per liter. More
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The Story Behind the World's Largest Wine Cask

General Industry News
30 March 2015
Bringing new meaning to the term "drinking a ton," Heidelberg Castle's almost comically huge wine cask, known as the Heidelberg Tun, is a massive, one-of-a-kind booze barrel that has been inspiring dreams of world-shattering drunkenness for hundreds of years despite being empty for most of its life. More
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Why consumers buy wines

Research
30 March 2015
Kingsland has carried out research it says goes beyond existing studies into wine shopping to look at why consumers buy wines when they do. More
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Screwcap triumphs in maturation test

Wine Closures
30 March 2015
A selection of top Australian wines matured under both screwcap and cork led to "ground breaking" results during a blind tasting at last week's Vinitaly. More
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McConaughey to star in Billionaire's Vinegar

General Industry News
30 March 2015
Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey is to star in The Billionaire's Vinegar, a film based on a book of the same name which details one of the world's most infamous wine frauds. More
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Sauvignon blanc: Napa Valley's true calling?

Industry Trends
30 March 2015
It has been less than 20 years since sauvignon blanc first came from New Zealand to the United States and changed the way the grape variety was viewed here. More
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Interview, Part One: Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard

Company News
30 March 2015
Although Alex Ricard took the helm of Pernod Ricard only last month, the 42-year-old has an intimate knowledge of the business. More
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Studying the science and business of wine in Chile

Research
30 March 2015
On their first day in Chile, a group of University of Michigan students spent the evening dining in a historic district of Santiago and discussing how they would spend their spring break researching the country's wine industry. More
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Is Organic Grape Growing Possible in the East?

Viticulture
30 March 2015
Viticulturists relay their thoughts about eschewing conventional farming. More
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Early-season warning signs of potential trouble in the vineyard

Viticulture
30 March 2015
Early-season Botrytis shoot blight may occur following frequent spring rains. Flowers can become infected during bloom. Then the fungus generally becomes dormant until late in the season when sugar concentration increases in the infected berry. The fungus then resumes growth and spreads throughout the berry. More
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First Raisin Grape That Dries Naturally On Vine Developed

Viticulture
30 March 2015
A breakthrough in raisin grape development could mean reduced labor for growers. More

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