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USA, July 16th 2014
Kurniawan sentencing delayed again
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Convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan will have to wait at least another week to learn his fate, after his sentencing was postponed for a third time on Tuesday, with the judge appearing unhappy with the level of detail provided by prosecutors.
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Spain, July 16th 2014
Exploring wines from Ribeira Sacra
By Eric Asimov at The New York Times

Thousands of years before the lucrative global wine economy of today, Romans carved terraces on slopes in Ribeira Sacra that rose at precipitous angles from the rivers below.
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United Kingdom, July 15th 2014
Lidl introduces new wine range to tempt the rich
By Lucy Crossley and Eleanor Harding at The Daily Mail

Booming supermarket chain Lidl is set to move into some of London's wealthiest neighbourhoods as it launches a new range of 48 premium French wines to tempt rich customers.

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Australia, July 15th 2014
Fight against grapevine trunk disease intensifies
From the Australian Wine and Grape Authority

Researchers from South Australia and New South Wales are taking the battle to prevent and protect vines against grapevine trunk diseases to a new level, with a new project seeking to give growers more targeted and timely management options.
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USA, July 15th 2014
When did wine become so partisan?
By Matt Kramer at Wine Spectator

If you're an ordinary wine drinker, someone who pops into a grocery for tonight's Chardonnay, chances are that you're unaware of an increasingly high-pitched crusade being waged in the fine-wine aisle.
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Australia, July 14th 2014
Could climate change signal the end of Aussie Shiraz?
By Jane Wardell at

Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer's winemaking-steeped family thought he was crazy when he abandoned the Barossa Valley - the hot, dry region that is home to the country's world-famous big, brassy shiraz.
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Australia, July 14th 2014
Spurned offer for Treasury puts spotlight on Penfolds
By Guy Collins at

How does a publicly traded vintner juggle quarterly earnings targets with producing some of the world’s finest wines?
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United Kingdom, July 13th 2014
British consumers offered fake wines and spirits
By Natasha Culzac at The Independent

The British public is being warned to look out for fake wines and vodkas being ushered into local off licenses by crooked salesmen. As many as one in five off-licences in certain locations across the country are selling counterfeit goods, officials say, as the government now warns the public to beware.
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United Kingdom, July 11th 2014
Ex-banker uses big data to save pubs
By Matthew Boyle at

Oxford-educated Bulkin, 37, spent 15 years cutting deals as a mergers & acquisitions banker for Merrill Lynch and Lazard Ltd. before leaving last year to start his own pub company, Hawthorn Leisure Ltd. He’s acquired hundreds of struggling pubs and plans to turn them around by tracking everything from the price charged for beer to daily sales fluctuations to customers’ drink preferences.
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United Kingdom, July 11th 2014
Britain could enjoy a better harvest than France
From The Telegraph

UK growers are enjoying constant sunshine and "perfect" conditions while some of France's most famed regions have been hit by 60mph winds and hail the size of golf balls.
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