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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

Bottles in the cellar of Champagne J Lassalle

Champagne sells more than expected in 2020

This is good news, among the bad, for the champagne industry. It turned out that people, after all, needed festive bubbles in the challenging year of 2020. Everybody thought that there would be a 30%

Matthieu Dubernet from Laboratoires Dubernet in Languedoc talking about pesticides

What about pesticides in wine?

Are there pesticide residues in wine? That’s become a hot topic in some media recently. We spoke with Matthieu Dubernet from Laboratoires Dubernet in Languedoc, who explained the rules for maximum residue levels (MRL) and

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

Matthieu Dubernet from Laboratoires Dubernet in Languedoc talking about pesticides

What about pesticides in wine?

Are there pesticide residues in wine? That’s become a hot topic in some media recently. We spoke with Matthieu Dubernet from Laboratoires Dubernet in Languedoc,

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