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Hammond cited tighter household budgets and declining pub sales as key reasons behind the decision.

Duty on beer, cider, wine and spirits will not rise in keeping with inflation, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his Autumn Statement on 22nd November.

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Colgin Cellars is located at the northern end of IX Estate in the Pritchard Hill area of Napa Valley

Moët Hennessy has bought a controlling share of cult Napa estate, Colgin Cellars, in a deal announced today.

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There will be over 450 wines at the event from regions across New Zealand.

The New Zealand Winegrowers is to hold its Annual Trade Tasting in January at a new venue with a range of new features.

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In Mendoza, employment opportunities are emerging in wine tourism and hospitality more than traditional occupations such as construction.

Mendoza has come a long way as a wine tourist destination and they are justifiably proud of their accomplishments. Unlike Napa Valley, which is next door to cosmopolitan San Francisco and fast-paced Silicon Valley, Mendoza takes a bit of effort to visit, so its emergence as a tourist hub, is noteworthy. We were impressed with the renovated airport, which features more flights to more places more often and will surely help boost wine tourism in the future.

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The range includes two sparkling wines, as well as a sauvignon blanc, garnacha-rose and cabernet tempranillo all less than 0.5%. Photo Credit: Tesco

The UK’s largest grocer, Tesco, has launched a new low-alcohol wine range to keep up with the public’s taste for lighter drinks.

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Vines are planted in a specially designed ‘urban planter system’. Image: Rooftop Reds

Rooftop Reds, billed as “the world’s first commercially viable rooftop vineyard,” growing vines on a rooftop in New York, will sell its first wines at $1,000 a bottle when they’re ready in 2019.

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Hammond cited tighter household budgets and declining pub sales as key reasons for the alcohol duty freeze.

MPs cheered when Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his Budget speech that duties on wines, beers and spirits would be frozen for the next financial year beginning in April.

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The World Bulk Wine Exhibition takes place in Amsterdam this week.

You only need to cast your eyes over the news headlines of the last few months with story after story of frosts, floods, rains, or intense heat playing havoc with the average vintages in most major wine producing countries. It has got wine buyers at all levels of the wine market scratching their heads worrying about where they are going to source their wines from in 2018.

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Wine.com, the nation's leading online wine retailer, announced that it has tripled the number of pickup locations to more than 10,000 sites nationwide. This includes nearly 1,000 in California and over 500 in New York – both states where Wine.com now offers a larger selection of wine than any other store.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/

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Le Vins Georges Duboeuf released the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau today at 12:01 a.m. The "first wine of the harvest," Beaujolais Nouveau is anticipated by wine lovers around the world who look forward to celebrating the arrival of this festive wine every year on the third Thursday of November, per French law and tradition.

NAPA, Calif.Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/

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A section of Shiraz planted in 1883 in Grampians Estate’s Garden Gully vineyard at Great Western with the tell-tale signs of the damage that occurred from the 4 November frost.

Vineyards in the Grampians wine region in western Victoria and Coonawarra region in South Australia have suffered up to 100% damage from a black frost which hit in the early hours of Saturday 4 November. There are also reports of frost damage in SA’s Padthaway region.

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The expansion covers most of Pennsylvania south of the Pocono Mountains and east of the Susquehanna River.

When the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture first confirmed in 2014 that the invasive species known as the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) had been found in Berks County, Pa., the department set up a quarantine zone of seven municipalities in an attempt to control spread of the insects.

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