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Ornellaia 2015 vintage auction raises £123,000

Ornellaia 2015 vintage auction raises £123,000

An auction of limited edition Ornellaia 2015 wines with special designs by South African artist William Kentridge has raised £123,000 for the Victoria & Albert museum in London. Additional reporting by John Stimpfig.

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The Unique Salmanazar by William Kentridge

Latest charity auction raises money for V&A…

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Prosecco rosé wine moves closer to reality

Prosecco rosé wine moves closer to reality

Prosecco DOC producers are on the brink of allowing sparkling rosé within their appellation, marrying two of the biggest trends in the wine world.

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Prosecco rosé approved by DOC council…

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Top medals at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 revealed

Top medals at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 revealed

Here are the wines that have won the prestigious Best in Show medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.

Full results for DWWA 2018 will be published on 29 May.

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Gold medals are awarded during the Decanter World Wine Awards judging week.

Wines that have won Best in Show medals…

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Smith Haut Lafitte: All the ‘7’s from 1947 to 2017

Smith Haut Lafitte: All the ‘7’s from 1947 to 2017

It might be known as ‘lucky seven’ in some bingo halls, but vintage years ending in this number have rarely made life easy for Bordeaux red wine producers in the post-Second World War era. Jane Anson reports on a landmark tasting stretching from 1947 to 2007 at Smith Haut Lafitte, with the 2017 en primeur wines also included and three of the estate’s white wines from 1987, 1997 and 2007.

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Smith Haut Lafitte in Pessac-Léognan.

A rare tasting of vintage years ending in ‘7’…

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Brexit warning from the Comité Champagne

Brexit warning from the Comité Champagne

The head of the Comité Champagne has warned that houses and growers could feel the effects of a ‘difficult 10 years’ for the UK economy, but that markets elsewhere are currently making up for weaker sales in the country.

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The future could be difficult for the UK…

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Napa Valley wineries head off Brexit with UK name ruling

Napa Valley wineries head off Brexit with UK name ruling

Napa Valley will still be a protected name in the UK following Brexit, no matter what happens in negotiations between the country and the EU, according to the California wine region’s main trade body.

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To Kalon vineyard, Napa Valley

Napa Valley wines seek to guarantee protection in UK…

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Future of wine may include drones and edible bottles, says merchant

Future of wine may include drones and edible bottles, says merchant

Future wine lovers may be able to eat the bottles as well as drink the contents, after receiving their latest order via drone, suggests a report on the future of wine ordering and drinking, published by Armit Wines in collaboration with a food futurologist.

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What will future wine trends bring…?

Gazing into the crystal ball…

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Multi-million dollar d’Arenberg Cube wins top design award

Multi-million dollar d’Arenberg Cube wins top design award

The Rubik’s Cube-inspired visitor centre in the middle of d’Arenberg’s McLaren Vale vineyards has been awarded one of Australia’s highest honours for architectural design.

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Built to resemble a Rubik’s Cube in the process of being solved… Credit: d’Arenberg

Visitor centre wins Good Design Award…

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Jefford on Monday: Delta wine

Jefford on Monday: Delta wine

Andrew Jefford discovers Costières de Nîmes…

Vines in the 'delta' of Costières de Nîmes.
Vines in the ‘delta’ of Costières de Nîmes.

Exploring the wines of Costières de Nîmes…

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Jefford on Monday: Delta wine

Jefford on Monday: Delta wine

Andrew Jefford discovers Costières de Nîmes…

Vines in the 'delta' of Costières de Nîmes.
Vines in the ‘delta’ of Costières de Nîmes.

Exploring the wines of Costières de Nîmes…

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