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The fires have seriously affected vineyards in As Neves and surrounding municipalities, in the south of Galicia, near Portugal.

Galicia’s Rías Baixas wine board is assessing the extent of damage to vineyards caused by wildfires, which have raged in Portugal and Spain since the weekend, killing more than 30 people.

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According to numerous reports, the board of directors of Unideco, the parent company of Codorníu Raventós, has approved a transfer to Haro in La Rioja.

Cava producer Codorníu is to move its company headquarters out of Catalonia to Rioja due to the lingering uncertainty over the former’s claims to independence and Freixenet has suggested it may do likewise.

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French magazine L’Express wailed that if it was bad enough Sweden had been shown to have the finer palates, in an “ultimate affront”, the “Tricolores” had finished behind the UK as well.

A team of French professionals suffered the “ultimate affront” of finishing in 11th place in a wine tasting competition, well behind the UK team, while a plucky Zimbabwean team forced Italy into an ignominious last place.

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“Seventy percent of wine sales are reported as coming from impulse sales. This will not happen with take-out and prepared meals"

While food delivery apps like the San Francisco-based TryCaviar have long been delivering wine on their own and in tandem with other apps, a major Texas chain has upped the ante.

As of this holiday season major chain restaurant TGI Fridays is piloting an alcoholic beverage delivery program in parts of Texas.

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Clusters of Cabernet Sauvignon hang in a smoky vineyard in the Rutherford appellation of Napa Valley on Oct. 10.

What research has shown about making wine with smoke-affected grapes.

Grapegrowers in Northern California wine regions struck by wildfires since Oct. 8 have found it difficult to get the last of their crops off the vines and delivered to wineries, due to road closures, evacuated employees, power outages and other challenges. Winemakers have an additional worry about how widespread smoke may affect the quality of wines made from those last loads of grapes.

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Odilon de Varine: ‘Viticulture is the change, not the climate’

It is changes to viticulture, and not global warming, that is bringing riper flavors to Champagne, according to Gosset cellar master, Odilon de Varine.

At the launch of the brand’s inaugural Blanc de Noirs in London last week, de Varine stated that climate change had not yet affected the character of the grapes in Champagne, and that riper fruit was a result of improved vineyard management.

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When it comes to the big names, high prices and limited stock will force many serious Burgundy enthusiasts to look elsewhere.

Burgundy today represents a conflict in conceptual terms. For some, it is the Holy Grail of wine, the source of several of the most brilliant white and red wines in existence. Yet to others, the region symbolizes inconsistency as well as lofty, perhaps even outlandish pricing.

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The people of northern California wine country have a long way to go before recovery. but the wine industry itself will be fine, as long as people keep buying and drinking California wine.

Fires are still burning in northern California and people's homes are still endangered.

That said, it's time to look at what the deadly wildfires will mean for the region's wine industry, the most important in North America. The surprising answer, given the heartbreaking scenes of destruction we have seen, is that the overall impact will not be particularly large.

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Vino Vessel has re-vamped and given their website a complete overhaul with the help of Access Publishing.

Paso Robles, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2017

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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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Chimney Rock Winery, located on the Silverado Trail in Napa, escaped damage and yesterday posted a photo to thank those who continue to support the relief effort.

As wildfires continue to burn throughout northern California, the forecast of rain later this week has offered hope of relief to those that have seen their wineries and homes destroyed.

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Hawke’s Bay Winemakers Association chairman Michael Henley. Photo credit: New Zealand Herald

Wine production in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay has suffered losses due to incessant rains in March, bringing down its total production from 2016’s 42,000 tonnes to 33,000 tonnes in 2017.

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