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Europe correspondent has written 7 posts for Vineyards Paper

Champagne will meet growing demand

At a meeting between the Syndicat Général des Vignerons (SGV) and the Unions des Maisons de Champagne (UMC) on 21 July in Epernay, it was agreed to fix 2017’s marketable yield at 10,800 kilograms per hectare, which is identical to last year’s figure. Les #raisins mûrissent🍇… en attendant la #vendange2017 ! #ChampagnePointillartLeroy #Ecueil #véraison pic.twitter.com/YwKZPRU10i — … Continue reading

Wine must-know terms for holidays

The basic wine terms might be very useful during vacations, especially in Europe, with its ancient grape-culture. It is not necessary to get in-depth, but below there are some terms we would recommend to keep in mind, while entering a restaurant in Italy or France, or Spain. The Museum of #WineCulture has been rewarded by … Continue reading

Macron as ‘Ambassador’ of Bacchus

The newly elected President of France Emmanuel Macron reportedly is a connoisseur of French wines, which is a splendid news for wine lovers in the  5th Republic, and around the world. Decanter, the UK reputable wine journal, claimed Macron appears to be not only a wine lover but a skilled enthusiast with serious blind-tasting skills. And … Continue reading

Luca Melilli – a stylist of Trumps Taormina galas

“When I received the email I read it over a few times, because it almost didn’t seem real to me”, – said Luca Melilli (39), a Sicilian wedding planner, or ‘scenographist of events’, who reportedly dressed gala dinners for Donald & Melania Trump in picturesque city of Taormina for G7 Summit. Luca Melilli (pictured) has already … Continue reading

Fred Brander – a Vinter of the Year

Pioneering winemaker Fred Brander is being honored as Vintner of the Year at the February 17, 2018, Santa Barbara Wine Auction. The biennial auction is a benefit for Direct Relief and is coordinated in part by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Buellton-based trade association Santa Barbara Vintners. … Continue reading

California wines hit record high

  The value of California wine shipments to the US market hit $34.1 billion in 2016, up 4.6% on the previous year and a record for the golden state’s winemakers. The volume of shipments also increased by 2%, shipping an all-time high of 238 million cases to the US, as reported by the Wine Institute. … Continue reading

South African Winery Stellenzicht new ownership

  The co-owner of Ernie Els Wines is expanding his Stellenbosch presence, buying the neighboring Stellenzicht winery. Baron Hans von Staff-Reitzenstein, who has been majority shareholder in Ernie Els wines since 2015, has purchased the farm and winery from Lusan Holdings. According to Els executives, the deal is part of a strategy to secure more … Continue reading