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Italy global wine market king, US top tippler: study
Italy global wine market king, US top tippler: study

Italy was the biggest exporter and producer of wine in the world in 2015, while the United States consumed the most of Italian wine.

Italy global wine market king, US top tippler: study
The illicit wine-makers of Pakistan's north
The illicit wine-makers of Pakistan's north

The hems of his jeans rolled, Rehmat Ali climbs barefoot up a tree to pick the grapes dangling from climbing vines, defying hostile religious injunctions against alcohol to celebrate a wine-making tradition.

The illicit wine-makers of Pakistan's north
US 'phenomenally thirsty' for wine: experts
US 'phenomenally thirsty' for wine: experts

The US wine market, already the world's biggest, still has "phenomenal" potential for growth if handled with care.

US 'phenomenally thirsty' for wine: experts
Indian summer comes to the rescue for Bordeaux wines
Indian summer comes to the rescue for Bordeaux wines

After a gloomy summer, sunny skies are smiling on Bordeaux, France's premier wine-growing region, sparking sudden talk of high-end vintages.

Indian summer comes to the rescue for Bordeaux wines
Connoisseurs? Seven out of 10 French 'know little about wine'
Connoisseurs? Seven out of 10 French 'know little about wine'

In France, the land of good food and world-famous wine, seven of out 10 people admit they are far from connoisseurs when it comes to the grape.

Connoisseurs? Seven out of 10 French 'know little about wine'
Forget fruit, South African wine shows notes of Bach and Mozart
Forget fruit, South African wine shows notes of Bach and Mozart

Everybody knows that wine should have a good nose, but one South African vintner wants the world to believe it also needs a good ear.

Forget fruit, South African wine shows notes of Bach and Mozart
Spains's Rioja region uses wineries to draw tourists inland
Spains's Rioja region uses wineries to draw tourists inland

La Rioja has sought over the past decade to draw visitors to its numerous wineries, many featuring stunning contemporary architecture.

Spains's Rioja region uses wineries to draw tourists inland
New Zealand wine exports hit record levels
New Zealand wine exports hit record levels

New Zealand wine exports reached record levels in the 12 months to March amid surging demand from key markets, an industry body said.

New Zealand wine exports hit record levels
Ming-era 'chicken cup' breaks record for Chinese porcelain
Ming-era 'chicken cup' breaks record for Chinese porcelain

A rare Ming-era wine cup broke the world auction record for any Chinese porcelain on Tuesday, selling in Hong Kong for $36.05 million to Shanghai tycoon Liu Yiqian, Sotheby's auction house said.

Ming-era 'chicken cup' breaks record for Chinese porcelain
Oenococcus oeni. Photo courtesy of experimentarium.u-bourgogne.fr
Raise your glass to Oenococcus oeni, a real wine bug

Chateau Paradise or Chateau Rotgut?

Raise your glass to Oenococcus oeni, a real wine bug
Body found near site of Chinese tycoon's Bordeaux chopper crash
Body found near site of Chinese tycoon's Bordeaux chopper crash

A body was discovered Friday on the banks of the river into which a Chinese tycoon crashed his helicopter as he toured his newly-acquired Bordeaux wine estate in December.

Body found near site of Chinese tycoon's Bordeaux chopper crash
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New Zealand winegrowers report bumper harvest

New Zealand winegrowers enjoyed a record harvest in 2013 but are well placed to avoid the oversupply issues that have hampered them in the past, accounting giant Deloitte said Thursday.

New Zealand winegrowers report bumper harvest
Wine dealer 'lied over fake vintages': US trial
Wine dealer 'lied over fake vintages': US trial

Renowned wine collector Rudy Kurniawan forged some of the finest vintages in the world, a series of French experts told his New York fraud trial Thursday.

Wine dealer 'lied over fake vintages': US trial
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Star wine dealer goes on trial for fraud in NYC

Star Indonesian-born wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan went on trial in New York Monday, accused of blending ordinary wines into fake vintages in his California kitchen to sell to wealthy collectors.

Star wine dealer goes on trial for fraud in NYC
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New Zealand looks to uncork 'lifestyle' wine niche

New Zealand winegrowers launched a $14 million research project Wednesday aimed at capitalising on growth in demand for so-called "lifestyle" wines, with low calories and less alcohol.

New Zealand looks to uncork 'lifestyle' wine niche
Beaujolais Nouveau wine.©Reuters/Robert Pratta
Beaujolais on the way, Burgundy on the way up

At one minute past midnight on Thursday, wine buffs and fun lovers all over the world will raise a class of slightly lurid purple liquid to the heavens.

Beaujolais on the way, Burgundy on the way up
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie. ©Reuters/Issei Kato
Cask of Pitt-Jolie wine auctioned for 10,100 euros

A single cask of organic white wine from the French vineyard owned by Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie fetched more than 10,000 euros ($18,000) at auction.

Cask of Pitt-Jolie wine auctioned for 10,100 euros
Lawsuit after 6 million bottles of Aussie wine down drain
Lawsuit after 6 million bottles of Aussie wine down drain

Global drinks giant Treasury Wine Estates was Monday facing a class-action lawsuit from Australian shareholders after oversupply issues forced six million bottles of wine to be poured down the drain.

Lawsuit after 6 million bottles of Aussie wine down drain
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High quality wines to be produced in south Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev

Northern regions grow wheat. Gold and silver are produced in the East and copper is produced in Central Kazakhstan. Oil is produced in the West. Southern regions provide the country with vegetables, and now we can step up wine production: Kazakhstan President.

High quality wines to be produced in south Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev
Sobering times for Turkish winemakers as new law takes effect
Sobering times for Turkish winemakers as new law takes effect

Blasted by winds whipped up on the Aegean Sea, the Turkish island of Bozcaada sits close to the ancient city of Troy and has been known since the time of Helen and Paris for one thing: wine.

Sobering times for Turkish winemakers as new law takes effect