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    E&J Gallo to Acquire RumChata Liqueur

    E&J Gallo to Acquire RumChata Liqueur

    E. & J.Gallo Winery's Spirits Division has announced plans to acquire Agave Loco, the parent company of cream liqueur brand RumChata. The terms of the deal also include the company’s other brands, The Tippy Cow and...

    Australian Chardonnay

    Australian Chardonnay

    The other day I met the splendidly named Brice de la Morandière, who has taken over at the helm of the world-famous Domaine Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet. We discussed China, where he once ran a multinational hydraulics...

    Cognac makers ‘fail’ to build brands in China

    Cognac makers ‘fail’ to build brands in China

    Cognac producers looking to China have their work cut out rekindling love for the category - but their luck may soon turn. Despite the impact of China's austerity measures on Cognac, the category is beginning to boast a...

    August saved the Burgundy 2015 vintage, say vintners

    August saved the Burgundy 2015 vintage, say vintners

    Warm days and cool nights in August and September brought freshness to concentrated fruit, resulting in grapes with plenty of anthocyanes and colour, said vintners in Burgundy. This is despite a three-week heat wave with...

    How to halt wine world’s biggest killer?

    How to halt wine world’s biggest killer?

    There are currently 7.5 million hectares under vine globally - 1.5 million suffer trunk diseases. Imagine a vine disease with no cure that affects an area the size of France and Italy's vineyards combined. We're not talking...

    Wine Country prepares for another early harvest

    Wine Country prepares for another early harvest

    Grapes around the North Coast are slowly turning color as a precursor to this year's harvest, which is expected to arrive earlier than usual and deliver a smaller crop than last year. Vineyard managers in Sonoma and Napa...

    Subsidising wine

    Subsidising wine

    The EU has now increased the sum available for promoting wine over the period 2014 to 2018 by 121 per cent to €1.15bn "Making good wine is just the beginning - selling it is what's difficult." So says Silvana Ballotta, and...