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Bob Lindo of Camel Valley in Cornwall tweeted that the heatwave across the South of England last week had helped “reset expectations”.

English wine producers optimistic following UK heatwave

English wine producers say they are more optimistic about this year’s harvest following last week’s heatwave, which has helped to mitigate the damage done to vineyards from the late Spring frosts.

Temperature across the south of England dropped to -6C in some area in late April, leaving English wine producers fearing that the frost would wipe out developing buds and could affect yields by up to 80%.

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

Vinexpo brings the wine world together

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.

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.

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

Forget the fruit, savor these salty wines

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.

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

Natural wine fair Raw expands to Los Angeles

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.