Devil’s Advocate – The Industry-Threatening Spanish Crisis Nobody is Talking About

Robert Joseph looks behind the news of French winegrowers attacking trucks full of Spanish wine, and finds a story that needs to be more widely known.

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Changing of the Guard at Château Margaux

Corinne Mentzelopoulos, owner of Château Margaux in Bordeaux, hands over the reins to her children.

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Burgundy Reflects on Its Business Model

Burgundy reports a generally favorable outcome for its wine sales; however, stock levels are recovering slowly.

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Vintage Wine Estates Reports Significant Losses

The US corporation observes declining revenues amidst rising costs. Depreciation makes for deep red figures.

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Roederer Fights Against Pet Nat "Crystal"

An English winery is entangled in a legal dispute with Champagne Louis Roederer over their "Crystal Pet Nat Pink," which has irked the French champagne makers.

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Radical French Protestors Destroy Spanish Wine

French protestors at the Spanish border destroyed shipments of Spanish wine. They demand a halt to imports until wines from their department sell at a profitable price.

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Australia Breathes a Sigh of Relief as Trade Dispute With China Reviewed

Australia and China have suspended their World Trade Organization wine tariff dispute. China wants to take five months to review the punitive tariffs imposed on wine imports from Australia. In return, Australia will suspend its complaint to the WTO.

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Devil’s Advocate: The Confusing World of English Sparkling Wine

Robert Joseph highlights — and questions — the diversity of styles on offer.

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Diverging from EU, Britain Relaxes Wine Legislation and Introduces Confusion

Robert Joseph considers the implications of the UK government decision to dump EU wine rules.

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Ciatti Report: Lacking Predictability

October has arrived but the Northern Hemisphere harvest picture still lacks clarity due to a patchy performance in Europe and a lag in California’s growing season by up to four weeks. What have we been hearing?

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Extreme Weather Patterns

The 2023 vintage demanded high efforts from South Tyrolean winemakers. The hard work was rewarded with a promising quality.

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At Long Last, Grenache Is a Rising Star. Here’s Why

As winemakers treat Grenache with more care, it’s showing its lighter, more expressive side. Chris Losh says it’s one of the most exciting developments in red wine today.

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Devil’s Advocate: It’s the Million-Litre Question. What Should Happen to Australia’s Excess Wine?

Robert Joseph suggests the best solution for the Australian wine lake is to drain it.

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While Europe Faces a Grape Harvest Decline, France Shines

The EU Commission reports a wine harvest 6% lower than in 2022, while the French Ministry of Agriculture's third harvest forecast expects levels above its five-year average.

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Chinese Entrepreneur Charged Over Misused Subsidies

A Chinese multimillionaire and entrepreneur is being charged with using state subsidies to acquire 25 Bordeaux châteaux.

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