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Soil microbes influence grape and wine quality

Researchers have studied the microbial composition of a wine grapevine. The examination unearthed the fact that the microbes found in grapes, on leaves and flowers are derived from the microbes found in the plant's roots.

Hangover for Bordeaux wines as Chinese demand dries up

Bordeaux - Sales of France's famous Bordeaux wines fell sharply last year, winemakers said on Thursday, blaming a poor harvest in 2013 and rapidly slowing demand in China, its main export market.

Carnival spirit begins in Ibiza ahead of start next week

Ibiza - Ibiza is beginning to get ready for the Ibiza Carnival that starts later this week, promising to be as big and lively an affair as always with masks, dancers, costumes and street parades.

Enzyme rapidly reduces sulfites in wine

Sulfites are added to wine as a preservative, to prevent adulteration by unwanted microbes. However, some are concerned about the health risks. This has prompted research about sulfite removal.

That glass of white wine you're holding may actually be a red

San Michele - Is there such a thing as white wine? A new scientific survey has revealed that white grapes also contain the pigments that give red wine its color.

World braces for 'rude, spirited' Beaujolais Nouveau

Paris - As the clock strikes midnight Wednesday, corks will pop the world over on new bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau, with oenophiles in Asia getting the first taste of the love-it-or-loathe-it young French wine.

Scientists getting closer to beating grape disease

Rochester - Scientists report that they are close to cracking the genetic code of crown gall tumor disease, which affects grape production. From this, the science team hope that vineyards and the wine industry will see fewer losses of vines due to infection.

Why does beer taste good?

One answer to this question could be “because it does,” but that doesn’t get to the heart of the matter. The answer is with yeast and the yeast aroma not only appeals to people, it has a particular attraction for fruit flies.

Häagen-Dazs Japan releases gold and silver ice cream

Would you believe that Häagen-Dazs Japan's releases for December 9 include in their ingredients Ashirai silver foil, wine from Bordeaux, and specks of gold leaf?

Woman allegedly stole bottle of wine to see jailed boyfriend

Cedar Park - A woman from Cedar Park, Texas, allegedly stole a bottle of wine that cost about $4, because she wanted to get arrested so she could see her boyfriend, who was in jail.

Op-Ed: Winemaking family now in second generation a Sonoma gem Special

Sonoma - On warm evenings there is always a gathering of people outside a cottage-house just off the square on West Spain Street. Unassuming, yet friendly and inviting, the Roche Winery tasting tour is low-key and unpretentious.

Op-Ed: Bubbles for summer are in sparkling wine, not just soda Special

Sonoma - Like the lyrics in the Gershwin tune, "Summer time and the living is easy," what can be more relaxing and refreshing about summer time than a cool drink. Usually when most people think cool drink, they grab for a beer or a soda. But what about wine?

Red wine could ‘fight tooth cavities’

Want another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine? Try this: a new study has found that red wine could potentially help prevent dental cavities.

Resveratrol no longer famed source of health benefits in wine?

There’s nothing like sipping a nice glass of wine or a indulging in a decadent piece of dark chocolate, and enjoying it much more knowing you are drinking and eating to your health. But what is it that makes these substances so healthy for us?

Award winning Golan Heights Winery wins 4 more Mundus Vini medals

Award winning Golan Heights Winery has won four medals in Mundus Vini, one of the most prestigious international wine competitions. The winery's Yarden Chardonnay 2012, Gamla Brut NV, Yarden Merlot 2009 and Yarden 2T 2009 all received medals.

Can't find a corkscrew? How to open a bottle of wine with a shoe

So you can't find a corkscrew and you are stuck with an unopened bottle of wine in your hand? Impress your guests and open a bottle of wine with your shoe; a Mirabeau Wine's expert shows you how to manage without your bartender's friend.

Internet lords keep .wine bottled for now

San Francisco - Internet overseers are keeping .WINE and .

Beijing to end anti-dumping wine probe after European 'deal'

Beijing - Beijing will end an anti-dumping inquiry into wine imports from the European Union, China's commerce ministry said Friday, after what it said was a deal between producers.The announcement comes a day before Chinese President Xi Jinping sets off on a vi...

China, EU wine industries to end Beijing anti-dumping probe

Beijing - The Chinese and European wine industries have agreed a deal that will see Beijing end an anti-dumping inquiry into imports from the European Union, China's commerce ministry said Friday.The announcement comes a day before Chinese President Xi Jinping s...

China, EU wine industries in deal to end Beijing anti-dumping probe

Beijing - The Chinese and European wine industries have agreed a deal that will see Beijing end an anti-dumping inquiry into imports from the European Union, China's commerce ministry said Friday.The announcement comes a day before Chinese President Xi Jinping s...

Perfecting the art of pairing wine and chocolate Special

Master chocolatier Sandra Abballe makes it her mission to educate clients on the process of creating artisan chocolate, and takes the pairing of wine and chocolate to the next level.

Secrets of a good wine are found in bacteria

Scientists have mapped the partial genetic structure of a common lactic acid bacterium. This bacterium is key to a good bottle of wine.

French wine thieves caught red-handed

Bordeaux - French police have arrested 20 men suspected of involvement in stealing more than a million euros ($1.35 million) worth of top Bordeaux wines.

Review: Greg Boeger saw liquid gold in the hills of Northern California Special

Placerville - In 1972, Greg Boeger and his wife purchased the old Lombardo/Fasotti Winery, and together, they shared a dream and a vision.

Super yeast improves wine, but lowers alcohol content

Australian researchers have identified special yeast for wine making. The yeast produces a lower level of alcohol but also help to preserve and to enhance the flavor.

Hollywood pop art to attract younger buyers to Spanish wines

In a bid to attract the younger generation, a company in northern Spain is hand-painting Hollywood characters on vintage wine barrels. Bruce Lee, Dirty Harry, Charles Chaplin or even a little "Pulp Fiction" are featuring to get your attention.

Review: New results on wine prices — Does quality matter? Not really Special

Consistent with previous research, as well as with expert opinion, this latest research finds little relationship between the price paid and tasted pleasure.

B.C. shoppers may soon buy beer and wine in grocery stores

British Columbia's 672 private liquor stores have done quite well under the Liberals, especially after many of the liquor laws were expanded. Times are changing and grocery stores may end up selling beer and wine, much to the chagrin of the liquor stores.

How to keep fine wines for longer

Once a bottle of wine has been opened it needs to be drunk fairly quickly otherwise the wine goes off. This effect is worse with whites than reds. Preserving wines for longer has recently become the subject of a science study.

A Spanish wine tops this year’s 100 most popular wines list

San Francisco - Today, the nation's #1 online wine retailer, Wine.com, announced its top 100 list for 2013. The compilation of the top 100 wines is based entirely on consumer purchasing.
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Vinexpo Bordeaux 2013 will take place June 16 - 20
Vinexpo Bordeaux 2013 will take place June 16 - 20
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By mid-afternoon the wine and food festival was in full swing.
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Businessmen enjoying their wine after a long day from work
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French oak wine casks. Wine-tasting with experts at Golan Heights Winery.
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Wine bars in Málaga, Spain - Antigua Casa de Guardia.
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