The Symington family wasn't always involved in winemaking. In recent history, they transitioned from shipping to acquiring Grahams and other producers, positioning themselves as a leading family in the wine industry.
The EU Commission has published a proposal for a legal framework to better protect soils. Until now, there has been hardly any legal basis for soil protection, in contrast to air and water, which is why the EU Parliament and other institutions had called on the Commission to develop one.
The Terroirs et Vignerons de Champagne (TEVC) cooperative group will in future produce Champagne for the "Le Chemin du Roi" brand of Sire Champagne, a subsidiary of Hoboken, New Jersey-based Sire Spirits - the company owned by U.S. rapper Curtis Jackson, aka '50 Cent'.
Recent findings suggest that light to moderate alcohol consumption could potentially reduce the risk of heart disease by reducing stress signaling in the brain. This research highlights the importance of understanding the connection, especially given the association between alcohol consumption and cancer. Peter Douglas reports.
Bulk wine suppliers around the world are trying to cover elevated input costs, so pricing on a number of wines in a number of markets can be characterised as “softening” but not falling sharply. Here's why.