A woman is suing her former employer, the Champagne house Didier Chopin. According to reports from France Bleu Champagne-Ardenne and L'Union, Ludivine Jeanmingin is accusing her ex-boss of having used wine from the Ardèche and Spain for making "Champagne".
In the new specifications of the AOC Alsace, it shall be stated that Riesling may only be vinified dry - below 4 grams of residual sugar/liter. At least, if the grape variety is to be mentioned on the label.
The wines from British Columbia have a limited presence in markets overseas. The reasons behind this are not only high prices but also a lack of interest from producers in exporting. The local market recognizes the quality and diversity. Jürgen Mathäß investigates first hand.
Another month of limited activity on the world’s bulk wine markets has passed by, with the traditional lull during the Northern Hemisphere summer holiday season adding to the quietness. Will 2023 crop projections change things?
Following our report last week of China’s decision to lift its punitive tariffs on Australian barley, and suggestions that Australia’s prime minister, Anthony Albanese might visit Beijing before the end of the year, Treasury Wine Estates is betting on an imminent removal of the wine tariffs too.
Despite many companies pulling out of Russia since the invasion of Ukraine, wine imports have risen. Increased duty rates on wines from 'unfriendly countries' are, however, now likely to have a radical impact on the range of wines on offer. Sergey Panov reports.