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A very old vine in a vineyard in Bordeaux

Chilean wine from 200-year-old vines

Whatever old vines mean for the quality of the wine (a disputed topic), it’s hard not to be impressed if they’re 200 years old. The vines for Santa Cruz de Coya from the Chilean wine

The waiter coming with glasses of rosé

Wine is the most popular French aperitif

During the late afternoon/early evening Happy Hour, the French cafés offer lower prices on beer and cocktails, and if you look around, mojito seems to be the most popular drink right now. But the fact

Torres's Tremp vineyards high in the mountains in upper Catalonia

Regenerative agriculture, a new term to learn

Organic, biodynamic, sustainable and now also regenerative agriculture. Are all just variations of the same theme? Torres, the producer from Catalonia who is also an environmental warrior, organized a symposium on regenerative agriculture earlier this

The Sancerre village in the Loire Valley, France

Historically low wine production 2021 in France

This year, the wine producers in many parts of the world have had severe weather problems: heat, fires, floodings, frost, diseases. Spring frosts affected almost all wine regions in France for several nights in April.

Bandol is a charming seaside town and also a famous red wine appellation in Provence

Provence will allow new and old grape varieties

The producers of Provence are ready to try new grape varieties that are more resistant to drought and disease. By 2022, several new ones will probably be allowed in limited quantities. One of them is

Britt participating in the Pebbles Project at Creation Wines in Hemel en Aarde, South Africa

“The Scania wine expert” in Swedish papers

It’s fun when the “printed” press pays attention to what we do. The other week it was a double, in both Helsingborgs Dagblad (HD) and in the sister magazine Sydsvenskan, two regional papers in the

Pinot grapes in a press in Champagne

Champagne harvest yield in 2021 agreed: 10 tons

In July every year, the houses and growers in Champagne agree on the year’s harvest yield. A curious regulation in this region. In 2021, it will be 10,000 kilos per hectare (approx. 64 hl/ha). The

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.

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

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