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Sichuan at the moment has about 20 wineries and 63,000 mu (4,200 hectares) of land under vine, with an annual production of 15,000 tonnes.

Sichuan province, bordering Yunnan and Tibet in southwestern China, has been tipped by local government as the new testing ground for high-altitude viticulture, as the province’s wine industry turnover exceeds RMB 700 million (US$110 million).

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Some of the wine, 10,000 litres in fact, was even falsely sold under the renowned Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOP label, the commercial value off which was €7000,000.

Some 66.5 million bottles of wine, the equivalent of 13 Olympic sized swimming pools full of plonk, was falsely sold as high quality Côtes-du-Rhône wine, French officials have revealed.

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Now live on is a section called ‘wine cellar’ that carries an inaugural collection of 40 red wines from Japan.

A website that specialises in the sale of Japanese spirits has added a new service offering to deliver Japanese wines to anywhere in the world.

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Owner Phil Randazzo at Coyote Moon Vineyards in Clayton, NY. Photo: Don Cazentre

A winery that pioneered the use of "cold hardy" grapes in Upstate New York's North Country. A Finger Lakes liquor store that champions New York wine.

A Watkins Glen wine and cider bar that serves exclusively New York state beverages.

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Nomadica, based in Los Angeles, sells canned wines from all over the world. Photo: Saksham Gangwar

Nomadica is trying to change the wine industry with convenient, high-quality varietals.

Emma Toshack always enjoyed having some wine when she went to the beach or the pool behind her Los Angeles apartment building, but glass containers and public consumption of alcohol weren't permitted.

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The vineyards are located just below the Meili mountain in the northwest corner of Yunnan province. Photo: Ao Yun

The first time I tasted the 2014 Ao Yun red wine blind, it was at a small dinner where it was served among many impressive wines – 1986 Chateau Clerc Milon, 2008 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia, 2014 Sena and 2007 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot.

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Sales of bigger-size bottles of wine are booming at chains such as Majestic and Waitrose. Photo: Graham Turner

The magnum bottle, once the preserve of bankers’ bonus celebrations, is entering the mainstream as supermarkets report a surge in sales.

Waitrose says purchases of magnums – twice the size of ordinary wine bottles – have doubled in the past year, while Sainsbury’s and Tesco each point to growth of more than 20%.

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A Daoist priest blesses the wine, which is being sold in Britain for around £13 a bottle Share.

A financier who battled with party politics, typhoons and irate farmers to set up a vineyard in China has now begun exporting to Britain.

It has taken several million pounds, a decade of frustration and 600 tons of chicken manure, but Chris Ruffle has finally achieved his dream.

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Vintage Wine Estates Marks Women's History Month with Promotions of Erin Luby and Kimberly Benson

SANTA ROSA, Calif.March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/

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Sill Family's 2015 Atlas Peak Estate très Cabernet Sauvignon received the coveted DOUBLE gold medal award, and USA Wine of the Year at the 2018 CWSA Hong Kong International Wine Competition.

HONG KONG, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/

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Wine producers in Italy, Spain and France were ravaged by both hot and cold weather in 2017. Photo: Simon Whitehurst

Global production slumps to lowest level since 1961 as major growers hit by freakish weather.

It’s the kind of bad news best served with a stiff drink: the price of standard supermarket wines such as prosecco and pinot grigio could rise by up to 30% this year as the impact of 2017’s disastrous harvest is felt on the high street.

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The total harvest in 2017 was 3.5 million hectolitres, down 40 percent on 2016. Photo: AFP

Wine production in the French region of Bordeaux shrank by 40 percent in 2017, the Bordeaux wine council said Wednesday, with severe frost sapping yields in a year that nonetheless produced a good vintage.

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