Brent Marris has not only been part of the evolution of the modern New Zealand wine industry, he's also been responsible for launching three of the world's most successful brands. He speaks with Robert Joseph.
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Bordeaux may be one of the world's most famous wine regions, but it's also one of the most complex for consumers to unravel. Felicity Carter paid a visit to two major wine tourism initiatives that are doing the hard work of breaking it down.
When members of the wine trade lament the stratospheric increases in the prices of top wines, Robert Joseph wants to know what it is they're complaining about.
Wine businesses across the world are facing questions of how and when to pass the business on to the next generation, says Rebecca Gibbs.
by Henry Samuel in Paris for the Telegraph
from Henry Samuel at The Daily Telegraph
While New World wines have adopted the screw top for years - with up to 90% of New Zealand wines and 60% of Australian bottles using them - France has so far resisted. But, as one expert told the Daily Telegraph, two of France’s top names are now considering screw tops.
by Chris Snow for the Herald Sun
Australia’s wine exports have fallen in volume and value for the first time in 14 years due to grape supplies and the increased value of the dollar. Shipments for 2007-08 totalled 702.1m litres, a 12% decrease for the past financial year. Value was 11% lower at $2.657 billion, Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation data shows.
by Kevin McCallum at the Press Democrat
Many buy bottle of wine, then drink it at vineyard, likely never knowing they are breaking state law, but legislation may soon remedy situation.
by Subhash Arora
The Indian state government of Karnataka announced a new wine policy, simplifying procedures for the production and marketing wine, allowing exclusive wine bars and promoting wine tourism. Modelled after Maharashtra, the
'Karnataka Excise (Manufacture of Wine) Rules 2008' announced on Friday aim to increase consumption of wine and boost the growth of grapes in the state.
from ABC Local
Authorities say nine North Carolina jail inmates have been charged with making wine behind bars. The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday the inmates were discovered making wine last month in the Robeson County Jail.
Almost since rap music became big, it’s been associated with excess - and Champagne. So it makes sense that one rapper has decided to launch his own Champagne brand.