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  • May 31, 2017

    Brexit: European lobby seeks to avoid wine and spirits taxation

    “From an economic perspective, there is no reason to impose customs duties on the borders with Europe. Obviously, from a political perspective, it’s a different matter”, commented Miles Beale, managing director of the Wine and Spirits Trade Association, with a hint of...

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  • May 30, 2017

    Vinadeis: Jacky Maria takes over from Bertrand Girard as CEO

    As a logical next step to joining the executive board of the InVivo group, Bertrand Girard has resigned as chairman of the board with Vinadeis. After leaving as the company’s managing director in March, he handed over the position of CEO of the co-operative union to J...

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  • May 29, 2017

    Hong Kong: 12,000 visitors attend ProWine Asia

    For its first Hong Kong event, ProWine Asia’s organisers are patting themselves on the back after the show was attended by 12,200 trade visitors and 310 exhibitors. It took place from May 8 to 11 as part of the catering show Hofex...

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  • May 28, 2017

    Vivino launches its market place

    Vivino’s plans in France are to become the go-to wine distributor on the internet and leading mobile retailer. Heini Zachariassen, Vivino CEO, summed up the firm’s ambitions: “We want to become the largest e-commerce player in France...

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  • May 22, 2017

    Ventoux appellation area seriously affected by frost

    Out of all the southern Rhone Valley appellations, Ventoux was the worst affected by overnight frost on April 20 and 21. “The biggest issue was not so much the temperatures, which dropped to between -1 and -3°C, but the actual time span...

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  • May 20, 2017

    Grape pomace fuels buses

    On April 28, the chairman of the Gironde county council, Jean-Luc Gleyze went to the Raisinor plant in Coutras to describe tests conducted in Gironde in 2017 aimed at finding clean fuel for the area’s buses. Next June, the N°201 bus from Saint-André de Cubzac to Blaye...

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  • May 19, 2017

    Vignerons Ardéchois celebrates 50th anniversary

    In 1967, seven co-operative wineries in southern Ardèche decided to join forces to establish Uvica, the Ardèche co-operative winery union. To mark the anniversary, a day of festivities has been organised on May 20 for the public, staff and wine growers with visits to ...

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  • May 18, 2017

    Vinexpo's Hall 3 gets a make-over

    This year’s Vinexpo, which will take place from June 18 to 21 at the Bordeaux showground, is injecting new life into Hall 3 by introducing two new concepts. The first is WOW, for World of Organic Wines, which will host 150 organic wine growers from around the world...

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