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Visitors to Vinexpo cross a bridge specially built for the event.

Vintners from more than 40 nations gather to talk business and celebrate a vibrant industry.

The global wine and spirits trade gathered last week in Bordeaux for Vinexpo, unveiling new drinks, cutting deals, debating trends and celebrating the longevity of several luxury brands.

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Vineyards in one of China's premium wine region of Ningxia.

Sixteen wineries from China’s Beijing, Hebei, Xinjiang and Ningxia provinces, believed to represent a higher quality of domestic wine production, are set to be certified as ‘estate wine’ producers.

The 16 wineries comprise four wineries from Xinjiang, including Tiansai Vineyards, five wineries from China’s premium wine region of Ningxia, four in Hebei province neighbouring Beijing, one winery from Shandong and Chateau Rongzi from Shanxi province.

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RAW organiser Isabelle Legeron MW says there is growing demand for natural wine in the US market.

Natural and artisan wine show RAW is expanding to the West Coast with a new show in Los Angeles on the back of strong demand from West Coast importers, distributors and growers.

The new LA show will be held the weekend after the second New York show, on 12-13 November 2017, at wellness centre, juice bar and veggie restaurant The Springs in the downtown arts district of the city.

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The premier showcase for winegrowers, dealers, buyers and suppliers, which alternates each year between Bordeaux and Hong Kong, generates some 50 million euros ($56 million) in direct business and twice that in knock-on benefits.

The world's wine industry will converge on Sunday when the prestigious Vinexpo kicks off in Bordeaux, the capital of French viticulture, with Chinese visitors leading the pack of foreign punters.

Spain -- one of France's leading competitors along with Italy -- is this year's guest of honour at the four-day extravaganza drawing some 45,000 buyers and 1,000 journalists.

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Everyone talks about the fruit notes in wine, but have you ever heard someone call a wine “salty?”

Everyone talks about the fruit notes in wine, but have you ever heard someone call a wine “salty?” As strange as it may sound, it’s a common flavor profile, and a delicious one at that. Whether you’re digging into a platter of oysters or sipping a glass on your patio, these intriguing whites are sure to give your palate a jolt.

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La Poja (top right). Photo credit: Allegrini Estates

Aldo Fiordelli takes a closer look at a real rarity; a "cru" wine produced in Valpolicella.

La Poja is a “Chinese-box” cru on top of La Grola hill in Valpolicella, owned by the Allegrini estate.

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Throughout the campaign comparisons have quite rightly been drawn between release price and the prices of back vintages.

Now that the en primeur season is behind us it is interesting to reflect that many commentators are talking as though it has been something of a failure.

At Amphora Portfolio Management we beg to differ. A campaign is a failure if it fails to find a pulse in the underlying market.

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England's wine industry is vulnerable to the changeable weather. | Photo Rathfinny Estate

Despite all the hype surrounding English wine, very few are actually turning a profit.

It's no secret that English sparkling wine is the darling of the UK trade at the moment. Hell, even the French, who have jealously guarded their exclusive right to the name Champagne for centuries, have taken to le vin Anglais.

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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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On stage, from left: Harvard's John Holdren, Bodegas Torres' Miguel Torres, Wine Spectator's Dana Nigro, Gaja's Gaia Gaja and Hall's Kathryn Hall.

Miguel Torres, Gaia Gaja, Kathryn Hall and Harvard professor John Holdren take the stage at 'Fire and Rain' environmental panel.

Wine Spectator kicked off Vinexpo, the international wine-trade fair held biennially in Bordeaux, on Sunday by gathering experts and industry pioneers to tackle one of the most critical issues facing the global wine community: climate change. Senior editor Dana Nigro served as moderator for "Fire and Rain: Climate Change and the Wine Industry," a lively and thought-provoking discussion of the environmental issues facing vintners today and in the future.

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Wine grapes in Alto Adige, Italy Helmuth Rier/Getty Images

Changing weather patterns are already impacting your favorite pinot noir — just ask your sommelier.

Last week Donald Trump announced he would be pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, the first-ever multi-national effort to curb the effects of climate change that was first adopted in 2015.

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