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"Fino for me really is the great white wine of Jerez and of Spain." - Peter Sisseck

Winemaker Peter Sisseck has acquired the small but famous Sherry solera Camborio with the aim of making a top fino – Spain’s “greatest white wine”.

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Majestic Wine said on Thursday that Naked Wines helped its profits rise to around £6.8 million in the first half of its financial year.

Majestic Wine's £70 million acquisition of Naked Wines — an online wine startup that asks its customers to fund the production of new wines — seems to be paying off just over two years after the deal went through.

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There will be over 450 wines at the event from regions across New Zealand.

The New Zealand Winegrowers is to hold its Annual Trade Tasting in January at a new venue with a range of new features.

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In Mendoza, employment opportunities are emerging in wine tourism and hospitality more than traditional occupations such as construction.

Mendoza has come a long way as a wine tourist destination and they are justifiably proud of their accomplishments. Unlike Napa Valley, which is next door to cosmopolitan San Francisco and fast-paced Silicon Valley, Mendoza takes a bit of effort to visit, so its emergence as a tourist hub, is noteworthy. We were impressed with the renovated airport, which features more flights to more places more often and will surely help boost wine tourism in the future.

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Laurent Delaunay said that the Limoux region was increasingly proving its credentials as an “excellent terroir for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.”

The Languedoc is set to become one of the key regions for growing Burgundian varieties over the next decade, according to winemaker Laurent Delaunay of Abbotts and Delauney.

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The range includes two sparkling wines, as well as a sauvignon blanc, garnacha-rose and cabernet tempranillo all less than 0.5%. Photo Credit: Tesco

The UK’s largest grocer, Tesco, has launched a new low-alcohol wine range to keep up with the public’s taste for lighter drinks.

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Affordably priced Magnums are increasingly in demand. Photo Credit: Daan Kloeg

Majestic Wine’s buying director sees rising sales of ‘affordable’ magnums and expects more of them to adorn Christmas dinner tables and parties this year.

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Hammond cited tighter household budgets and declining pub sales as key reasons for the alcohol duty freeze.

MPs cheered when Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his Budget speech that duties on wines, beers and spirits would be frozen for the next financial year beginning in April.

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Wine.com, the nation's leading online wine retailer, announced that it has tripled the number of pickup locations to more than 10,000 sites nationwide. This includes nearly 1,000 in California and over 500 in New York – both states where Wine.com now offers a larger selection of wine than any other store.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/

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Le Vins Georges Duboeuf released the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau today at 12:01 a.m. The "first wine of the harvest," Beaujolais Nouveau is anticipated by wine lovers around the world who look forward to celebrating the arrival of this festive wine every year on the third Thursday of November, per French law and tradition.

NAPA, Calif.Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/

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A section of Shiraz planted in 1883 in Grampians Estate’s Garden Gully vineyard at Great Western with the tell-tale signs of the damage that occurred from the 4 November frost.

Vineyards in the Grampians wine region in western Victoria and Coonawarra region in South Australia have suffered up to 100% damage from a black frost which hit in the early hours of Saturday 4 November. There are also reports of frost damage in SA’s Padthaway region.

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The expansion covers most of Pennsylvania south of the Pocono Mountains and east of the Susquehanna River.

When the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture first confirmed in 2014 that the invasive species known as the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) had been found in Berks County, Pa., the department set up a quarantine zone of seven municipalities in an attempt to control spread of the insects.

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