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Vines are planted in a specially designed ‘urban planter system’. Image: Rooftop Reds

Rooftop Reds, billed as “the world’s first commercially viable rooftop vineyard,” growing vines on a rooftop in New York, will sell its first wines at $1,000 a bottle when they’re ready in 2019.

The Wine Australia stand at ProWein China in Shanghai.

Wine exporter and Executive Officer of Australia’s First Families of Wine, Ralph Dunning, is imploring Australians to invest in the booming China market.

Natural wines at The Reliance bar in Leeds. Photo Credit: Christopher Thomond

A small, fast-growing network of militant producers and bars are engaging a new audience with the bolshie flavours of additive-free natural wine. But how is the rebellion going down with the wine establishment?

A barman serves a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau wine in a bistrot in Paris, France. Photo Credit: Benoit Tessier

Early-morning parties, parades and lots of raised glasses marked the release of the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau wine across France on Thursday.

Txomin Etxaniz is the largest winery in the Getaria region, and with 600,000 bottles produced each year, accounts for 18% of the region’s output.

Slightly fizzy, hugely acidic, poured 30 cms above your glass (or more if the barman is trying to show off), Txakolí is a fresh, white wine from Spain’s Basque country that has steadfastly remained the same for centuries. Until now that is.