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Firefighters are still battling flames in Lake County.

Lake County Wineries Take Stock After Fires

The huge Mendocino fire has ravaged Lake County, but it appears to have all but missed the vineyards.

Lake County grapegrowers would like you to know that, after a brush with the largest wildfire in California history, they are back on the job and the grapevines are too.

US wines are becoming a more prominent part of the secondary market, from nothing to 3.5 percent trade in five years.

The cream of California's crop is increasingly attracting collectors from outside of the US, according to fine wine trading platform Liv-ex, which has launched a US-specific index.

"Traditionally, it's been a region that has been overlooked by non-US based collectors. I imagine most rare and old Napa remains within the US," says Liv-ex Research Analyst Edward Jackson.

Alsace winemakers have reported having problems finding enough workers for the early harvest.

Early French Wine Harvest Suffers From Lack Of Workers

Winemakers in Alsace may struggle to harvest their crops this year as an early season means the temporary workers on which they usually rely are not yet available.

Hong Kong’s decision to abolish duty on wine in 2008 opened the floodgates to wine consumption in Hong Kong and China.

China's Thirst For Wine Is Outpacing The Rest Of The World. Here's Why

China is set to outpace much of the rest of the world by 2020 and become the world’s second-largest wine market. And a key driving force behind that may be e-commerce.

With China set to out-drink the majority of the world by 2020 and online shopping habits becoming an increasingly important factor for businesses to consider, one could justifiably wonder whether the future of wine is coded within an Eastern IP address.

In recent months, Inra scientists received state authorisation to grow four varieties of resistant grape called Araban, Floreal, Voltis and Vidoc which will lead to wine bottled by 2020.

French Wine Scientists Create 'Supergrapes' That Do Not Require Pesticides

French wine scientists have come up with four revolutionary supergrape varieties they say are impervious to rot and thus require almost no pesticides.

But purists have warned that the lab-grown creations, which mix grape genes from around the world, could lead to dumbed-down, low-grade “Frankenstein” wine for future generations.