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Investment company Atlas Invest hopes to expand and develop the winery and vineyards at Poggio Antico.

Belgian energy investment company Atlas Invest has made its first strides into the wine sector with the purchase of Brunello di Montalcino producer Poggio Antico.

Brunello di Montalcino caught the eye of international investment company Atlas Invest, which hopes to expand and develop the winery and vineyards at Poggio Antico, its first acquisition in the wine sector.

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UK Ambassadors are encouraged to serve English wine. Photo: Cath Lowe

UK embassies around the world should be serving English and Welsh wines, as well as other British food and drink, a senior Foreign Official has said at the annual gathering of the ambassadors and senior diplomats.

English sparkling wine and British gin were served at the conference reception, held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on 11 July 2017.

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2013 cult-hit documentary Somm, which follows four sommeliers studying for the tough MS (Master Sommelier) exam.

Faster than a speeding bullet? Perhaps not, but the top modern proponents of what was once a staid profession have shot to prominence in ways that go far beyond the confines of the restaurant walls.

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Filippo Bartolotta served wines to Barack and Michelle Obama during their recent Tuscan stay.

Filippo Bartolotta is a humble guy, down to earth, dynamic and utterly devoted to his passion and profession: wine. These qualities earned him the privilege of selecting and serving wines to Barack and Michelle Obama during their recent Tuscan stay at former U.S. Ambassador to Italy John R. Phillips’ estate Borgo Finocchieto, near Buonconvento.

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The new products include the top-end Garzón Pinot Noir Single Vineyard 2015 from the Single Vineyard range, and Garzón Albariño Reserve 2016 and Tannat Reserve 2015 from the Reserve selection.

Bodega Garzón showcased five new wines to the trade at Imbibe Live. The Uruguayan producer, which first appeared in the UK market two years ago, has extended its range in order to give the UK trade an increased selection of entry points to the Uruguayan wine category.

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California has turned a corner with regards to its Pinot Noirs, according to one of the Golden State’s most respected winemakers.

California has turned a corner with regards to its Pinot Noirs, according to one of the Golden State’s most respected winemakers.

‘There’s been a big shift in the last ten years to balance and restraint,’ said Radio-Coteau’s Eric Sussaman, speaking at Imbibe Live.

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Vineyards at Ridgeview, in Sussex.

Fresh analysis suggests many English wineries are seeing record turnover from increased consumer demand, as the industry tries to get a better picture of its finances.

Turnover for ‘independent’ English wine producers reached £132 million in the tax year ended 31 March, up 16% on the previous year, according to online business finance firm Funding Options.

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Resveratrol and other compounds found in grapes could fight cancer.

A study analyzing the combined effects of resveratrol and grapeseed extract shows encouraging signs for health-conscious wine drinkers.

Wine and cancer have a complex relationship—moderate consumption has been linked to some forms of cancer, most notably breast cancer, but other studies have shown it may reduce the risk of other forms. New findings suggest another health benefit to drinking wine: preventing and battling colon cancer.

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Wine Displays Inc. a global leader in premium wine storage solutions began taking orders today for L-type Series 2, the first significant breakthrough in 'label out' wine storage since the concept was first pioneered in Austria, over a generation ago.

SAN FRANCISCO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- STACT

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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today welcomed local officials and the public to the grand opening of a new Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at The Court at Harleysville, 237 Harleysville Pike, Harleysville, Montgomery County.

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

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Global warming may result in labour and productivity losses in the European wine industry.

We all know that global warming will trigger sea level rises, and cause mass disruption to our civilisation on a worldwide scale.

But there’s a more imminent danger which will leave some drinkers gasping - rising temperatures are disrupting wine production, threatening wine supplies from hotter countries.

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According to the latest figures from English Wine Producers, there are 503 commercial vineyards and 133 wineries currently producing 5 million bottles of wine in England.

English Sparkling Wine is having a moment. What was once Champagne’s invitation-only pool party, attended exclusively by the world’s most finely honed palates, is now being invaded by cannon balling English sparkling wine producers.

This is thanks to a number of fortuitous elements coming together to create a right-time, right-place kind of scenario.

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