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The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is challenging BC regulations that discriminate against US and other imported wine.

Challenging British Columbia Regs Not Allowing Imported Wine to be Sold on Grocery Store Shelves.

United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the Trump Administration has requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) establish a dispute settlement panel to examine unfair regulations governing the sale of wine in grocery stores in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC).

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The two countries’ worsening relationship has cast a dark shadow on the wine trade just as growth of Australian wine in China is at all time high.

Pernod Ricard, the owner of Australia’s popular Jacob’s Creek brand, is reporting that the company’s wines are being held up at Chinese ports, making it the sixth company to report customs delays as relations between the two countries continue to sour over Australian allegations of Chinese interference in domestic politics.

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In the US, these cellar ‘starter packs’ range from a simple introductory cellar costing US$5,000 to a collection costing US$25,000.

Sotheby’s Retail has introduced a new ‘Instant Cellars’ concept, giving customers in the US and Hong Kong the chance to buy wine collections for drinking, cellaring and investment.

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Bâtonnage, a daylong forum that aims to open the conversation about all women in wine, from winemakers to vineyard workers. Photo: Benedicte Manière

The restaurant industry has been shaken this year with the exposure of bad behavior by many powerful men, from Batali to Friedman. Conversations about how to improve conditions for women are building momentum, and now the wine industry is taking the opportunity to address issues experienced by its female members.

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Vines and Vineyard near Topsham Devon England UK. Photo: petert2

We have grown used to sparkling wines from England winning awards, but there are plenty of others to celebrate, too. Here are three of the best:

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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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Sofia Pescarmona and her family. Photo: Bodega Lagarde

Over the last two decades, Argentina’s wines have emerged onto the global stage, earning both critical relevance and commercial success. As with any industry that continues to grow, more and more questions have arisen not just about what the product is, but how it’s made.

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Presenting a united front is no easy task amidst an escalating trade dispute, however, as both countries are trying to gain a bigger share of the market.

Recommendation for unity comes amid growing trade dispute.

Washington and British Columbia have more similarities than differences when it comes to winemaking and need to stand together, says the president of Washington State Wine.

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E. & J. Gallo Winery Receives 2018 Vinitaly International Award.

MODESTO, Calif., April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- E. & J. Gallo Winery is proud to announce that they are the 2018 recipient of the Vinitaly International Award.

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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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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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