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A gate / fence at a winery in Ningxia, China

China imposes import duties on wine from Australia

Relations between China and Australia have been strained for some time. At the end of November, China imposed import taxes on Australian wines of up to 212%, a major blow to the Australian wine industry.

Organic certification on a Chilean wine, CL-BIO-010 is the certifying organisation (not the rule-setter)

Emiliana plants more organic wine in Chile

Emiliana in Chile, one of the world’s largest organic and biodynamic wine producers, is expanding. A completely new vineyard of almost 300 hectares, previously uncultivated land, will be planted in the Maule region. The grapes

Vineyards in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the village

Adopt a vine in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

If you cannot buy a vineyard, maybe adoption of a vine can be a (slightly cheaper) alternative? The Mayard family has 43 hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape that are organically certified. You can now adopt some of

Vintage port from 1847, Porto, Douro, Portugal

Good ports for Christmas or anytime

Many a bottle of port will be opened over Christmas. We recommend some of our favourites. Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port 2008 (~30 euro). Fonseca is one of the larger houses and is part of the

Moet & Chandon's gigantic winery outside Epernay, Champagne

The most popular Champagne brands in France

In France, there are lots of small wine shops, but the majority of all wine is sold in supermarkets. This is especially true of Champagne as Christmas approaches. Which brands are the bestsellers? Here is

Zero residues de pesticides (ZRP), by Collectif nouvueaux champs (cnc) logo

Are there pesticide residues in my wine?

There are different ways to work sustainably and environmentally friendly. Some producers have noted consumers’ fear of pesticide residues in the wine. One path to take is then to work organically and thus completely exclude

Organic certification on a Chilean wine, CL-BIO-010 is the certifying organisation (not the rule-setter)

Emiliana plants more organic wine in Chile

Emiliana in Chile, one of the world’s largest organic and biodynamic wine producers, is expanding. A completely new vineyard of almost 300 hectares, previously uncultivated

Vineyards in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the village

Adopt a vine in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

If you cannot buy a vineyard, maybe adoption of a vine can be a (slightly cheaper) alternative? The Mayard family has 43 hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Vintage port from 1847, Porto, Douro, Portugal

Good ports for Christmas or anytime

Many a bottle of port will be opened over Christmas. We recommend some of our favourites. Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port 2008 (~30 euro). Fonseca is

Zero residues de pesticides (ZRP), by Collectif nouvueaux champs (cnc) logo

Are there pesticide residues in my wine?

There are different ways to work sustainably and environmentally friendly. Some producers have noted consumers’ fear of pesticide residues in the wine. One path to

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