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The Week in Wine - 14 September 2020

The Week in Wine - 14 September 2020

September 16, 2020

Wildfires burn across California, Oregon, and Washington - Following the bans on alcohol in South Africa, illicit sales grow - Champagne sales in the UK rise as the harvest comes to a close - Sales of alcohol halved in UK during lockdown, as the US adjusts to the "new normal" - Wine of the Week: Holus Bolus Syrah 2017 from Sta. Rita Hills

The Week in Wine - 7 September 2020

The Week in Wine - 7 September 2020

September 7, 2020

Fire and hailstorm: harvest updates in California and Valpolicella - Sales of travel drinks down 60%; Pernod Ricard profits fall 77%; UK wine drinkers trading up - UK distributor FMV likely to fold - Bordeaux harvest begins - New AVAs in the USA: Alisos Canyon in Santa Barbara and Royal Slope in Washington - Wine of the Week: a Savoie white

The Week in Wine - 24 August 2020

The Week in Wine - 24 August 2020

August 24, 2020

Wildfires sweep across California - Earliest harvest in Champagne, as harvests begin across France - Chinese open investigation on Australian imports as tensions mount - Ryan Reynolds's Aviation Gin bought by Diageo - And, as ever, our Wine of the Week: a Grenache/Syrah blend from California

The Week in Wine - 17 August 2020

The Week in Wine - 17 August 2020

August 16, 2020

Good news from South Africa, as sales of alcohol are allowed again - US 25% tariffs on European wine and spirits remain in place - Boxed wine on the rise in the UK, the USA, and Australia during lockdown - Margaret River sub-region classification rejected - And, as ever, our Wine of the Week: from California producer Littorai, but which one?

The Week in Wine - 10 August 2020

The Week in Wine - 10 August 2020

August 10, 2020

Bumper edition: Diageo profits fall by 47%, Heineken's by over 75% - News from Australia: exports steady, rise in boxed wine sales - UK sales of Tio Pepe up during lockdown - Spirit-infused ice cream made legal in New York - Japanese train station releases wine - Wine of the Week: Champagne made from Meunier

The Week in Wine - 3 August 2020

The Week in Wine - 3 August 2020

August 3, 2020

"Outstanding" results for Concha y Toro in the second quarter of 2020; in contrast, LVMH figures fall 28%, Campari 11.3% - Champagne yet to set yields for 2020 harvest - Emus banned from Australian pub - Wine of the Week: a 2012 Côte Rôtie

The Week in Wine - 27 July 2020

The Week in Wine - 27 July 2020

July 27, 2020

Coronavirus Latest:

Nearly 16,000 US restaurants have closed but off-premise sales up 27%;

South Africans protesting alcohol ban in the country;

Volume of Prosecco 2020 vintage to be reduced;

Pernod-Ricard more optimistic about 2020 sales figures

 

- More on Pernod-Ricard, who have also invested in a Mezcal brand (for more on Mezcal, read Katie's report on The Buyer)

 

- Champagne Taittinger's English winery gets approval

 

- Wine of the Week: a German Zweigelt

The Week in Wine - 20 July 2020

The Week in Wine - 20 July 2020

July 20, 2020

Coronavirus Updates: Indoor dining stopped in California; News from the UK; Sales of alcohol banned again in South Africa - US agrees not to impose 100% tariffs on French wine - Another celebrity wine...this time from Cameron Diaz - New wines from Bollinger and Torres - Man fined in the UK for drinking carrot juice - Wine of the Week: a maverick blend from South Australia

The Week in Wine - 6 July 2020

The Week in Wine - 6 July 2020

July 6, 2020

International drinks corporations pause social media advertising in protest at racist content - Delta airlines extend alcohol service on some flights - UK packaging company launches wine bottle made of paper - Another celebrity wine ... this time from Mary J Blige - Wine of the Week: a Brachetto from Piemonte

The Week in Wine - 29 June 2020

The Week in Wine - 29 June 2020

June 29, 2020

Master Sommeliers resign from the Court over inaction on racial equality - English hospitality industry to reopen on 4 July - £100 Turkish wine sells out -  Chinese Bordeaux counterfeiter sentenced to 18 months - Wine of the Week: a 1995 Cabernet Franc from the Loire

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