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China’s craze for imported wine is about to end

The paradigm of China’s wine market is about to shift says the country’s biggest and oldest wine producer, Changyu Pioneers, as it predicts consumers’ years of “blind idolisation” for imported wine is about to come to a full stop. The consumer mentality that anything imported is better than domestically produced … Read More

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Bob Dylan unveils Heaven’s Door Whiskey brand

Legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan has launched his own brand of Tennessee whiskey called Heaven’s Door, named after his 1973 hit that was later famously covered by Guns n’ Roses in 1987. The 76-year-old singer and Nobel laureate has teamed up with liquor entrepreneur Marc Bushala, who is also the co-founder and … Read More

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Spirits brands are abandoning Twitter

In the wake of Wetherspoon’s retirement from social media, new research has revealed how household names like Bacardi and Drambuie are abandoning Twitter in their droves. Research carried out by drinks specialist agency YesMore has found that a number of spirits brands including Bacardi are moving away from Twitter as … Read More

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Wines Listed from Dry to Sweet (Charts)

Any wine – be it Riesling or Cabernet – can be either dry or sweet. The sweetness of wine is determined by the winemaker. Of course, popular varietal wines and styles tend to share the same sweetness level. Wine sweetness ranges from virtually nothing to upwards of 70% sweetness (like a rare … Read More

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US cannabis producer signs 5-year deal with Canada

Cannabis producer Hydropothecary has signed a five-year deal with Quebec’s alcohol distributor, with total volume estimated at more than 200,000kg, ahead of Canada’s expected marijuana legalisation this year. Hydropothecary announced yesterday (11 April) that it had signed an agreement with the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) which will see … Read More

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Traject van wijnen zonder zwavel

Kan zwavel volledig achterwege gelaten worden tijdens het wijnmaken? We vroegen het aan enkele wijnbouwers die ons hun alternatieve keuzes uit de doeken deden, van vinificatie tot botteling. En hoe staan ze daar vandaag tegenover, na enkele wijnjaren? Eerst en vooral gaat het niet om zwavel, maar om sulfieten, natuurlijke … Read More

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Het Riedel-bewijs: in calix veritas

Het moest er een keer van komen: de Riedelglasdemo. Topic: de vorm van het glas bepaalt de smaak. Ben ik overtuigd van het belang van de vorm van het wijnglas? Ja, en een beetje nee. Ja. Want een ogenschijnlijk klein verschil in de vorm van het glas (zie foto) blijkt een … Read More

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De toekomst van wijn …

De toekomst van wijn volgens Robert Joseph, door Frank Smulders MW   Geplaatst door Charlotte van Zummeren   Onlangs vond in Antwerpen de Diploma-uitreiking plaats aan de WSET level 4 – Diploma Course – afgestudeerden in België en Nederland van het afgelopen jaar. Ter gelegenheid daarvan had Winewise als gastspreker Robert … Read More

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Grenache MasterClass

  Come learn about Grenache and taste the LePlan-Vermeersch GT-Grenache 2015 and other amazing grenache wines!   Meet the #grenachistas: Château Revelette – Château Bois d’Arlène – Chêne Bleu Domaine de Mourchon – Domaine La Barroche – Domaine Vintur Epicure Wines – LePlan-Vermeersch – La Clef de St Thomas Pares … Read More

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Le Président ne veut pas qu’on “emmerde les Francais”

Loi Evin: Macron “boit du vin le midi et le soir” et ne veut pas qu’on “emmerde les Français” Il n’y aura donc pas “d’amendement pour durcir la loi” restreignant la publicité pour les boissons alcoolisées. Emmanuel Macron, qui confie “boire du vin le midi et le soir”, a annoncé jeudi … Read More

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Business as usual for Brangelina at Miraval

Despite separating in 2016, it’s business as usual for actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at their Provence estate Château Miraval, as they prepare to launch their sixth and “best” vintage rosé. Marc Perrin, owner of Château de Beaucastel in the Rhône, who makes Miraval’s wines in collaboration with Pitt … Read More

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LePlan-Vermeersch heeft het weer geflikt … GT-G 2015

De INDRUKWEKKENDE reeks TOP wijnen van dit jaar hebben reeds vele medailles opgeleverd… Dirk en Ann hadden naar de Olympische Spelen moeten gaan voor België…! Van LePlan-Vermeersch hebben wij een indrukwekkende reeks wijnen mogen proeven. Elk jaar zijn Dirk en Ann Vermeersch (vader en dochter) en natuurlijk alle andere medewerkers bij die wijndomein … Read More

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Record exports of French wine and spirits

French exports of wines and spirits broke a new “historical” record in 2017, with an increase of one billion euro in overseas sales compared to 2016, the Federation of Exporters announced. Last year, in total, France shipped 198,6 million 12-bottle cases (2.383.200.000 btls) of wine and spirits worldwide, 5% more … Read More

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The alcoholic drink that’s even better for you than wine

In fact, whiskey is so good for you it’s basically medicine (you’re welcome!). It seems like every other day there’s a new article extolling the benefits of red wine (or white wine, or all the wine). I see all my friends sharing them back and forth on each other’s timelines and being like, “time … Read More