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Austrian vineyard maps available online

Austrian vineyard maps on your computer

Wine lovers enjoy looking at maps of their favourite districts. Austrian Wine has now launched a digital atlas of the country’s wine region, the first in the world. The atlas shows all the regions, from

Label on a wine bottle with sign HVE, Haute Valeur Environnementale

Towards a more sustainable monopoly

Customers want to make sustainable choices, and therefore Systembolaget (the Swedish alcohol retail monopoly) will introduce its own sustainability label in 2022. This was announced by Ulf Sjödin, category manager at Systembolaget, during a digital

The vineyard "this is where it started", at Hällåkra Vingård in Skåne, Sweden

Swedish wine growers create a new trade association

Swedish wine producers have created a new trade association called Swedish Trade Organization for Oenology & Viticulture (SBOV). Emma Serner, the founder of Långmyre Winery on the island of Gotland, is the new association president.

Sauvignon blanc grapes protected by bird nets in Marlborough, New Zealand

The 2021 harvest in the southern hemisphere

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has presented preliminary figures for the 2021 harvest for the southern hemisphere. In the April Brief, we wrote about Argentina, estimated to produce 10.1 million hectolitres, decreasing

The Sancerre village in the Loire Valley, France

The Loire Valley attracts young winegrowers

More than twice as many young winegrowers have settled in the Loire Valley in recent years, compared to the Rhône, Bordeaux and Provence, which is actually not strange. The prices are probably a big reason.

A statue in a square in Valladolid, Ribeira del Duero, Spain

Pesquera founder Alejandro Fernández dies

Alejandro Fernández, the founder of the Spanish top wine Pesquera, died on May 22, at the age of 88. When Pesquera appeared, the Ribera del Duero changed. Although the prestigious estate of Vega Sicilia had

Aerial view of the landscape in the Uco Valley, with vineyards and the Andes, Mendoza, Argentina

Harvest report 2021 from Argentina

The OIV, International Organization of Vine and Wine, recently presented the first impressions of the 2021 harvest for the southern hemisphere. Argentina made a total of 10.1 million hl (preliminary figure, as the harvest has

Grape varieties in Torres' vineyards in Catalonia

Torres urges wine producers to act for the climate

The International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) was founded in 2019 by the Torres family in Spain, long-time environmentalists, and the Jackson Family Wines in California. The purpose of the association is to make the

Label on a wine bottle with sign HVE, Haute Valeur Environnementale

Towards a more sustainable monopoly

Customers want to make sustainable choices, and therefore Systembolaget (the Swedish alcohol retail monopoly) will introduce its own sustainability label in 2022. This was announced

Aerial view of the landscape in the Uco Valley, with vineyards and the Andes, Mendoza, Argentina

Harvest report 2021 from Argentina

The OIV, International Organization of Vine and Wine, recently presented the first impressions of the 2021 harvest for the southern hemisphere. Argentina made a total

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