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    ​Brexit as seen from Italy

    Silvana Ballotta runs Business Strategies, an Italian company that specialises in helping Italian wine producers access the funds available in…

    25 Jul 2016 Guest contributor
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    Brexit for wine lovers updated

    Now that Brexit, Britain's exit from the EU, is in prospect, Simon Reilly of wineloon.com looks again at what it is likely to mean for wine lovers. …

    28 Jun 2016 Guest contributor
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    ​What would Brexit mean for wine lovers?

    Simon Reilly considers what would happen if Britain voted in June to leave the European Union. I have a significant birthday this year. There are two…

    23 Mar 2016 Guest contributor
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    EU vineyard planting rights set to change

    4 Jan 2016  See this thread in our forum for some specific news now that the changes have come into force.29 June 2015  I am very grateful to Alfredo…

    29 Jun 2015 Julia Harding MW
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    EU funds flow east

    ‘Making good wine is just the beginning. Selling it is what’s difficult.’ So says Silvana Ballotta of Business Strategies in Florence and she should…

    3 Jan 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Arise, lowly Vin de France

    A shorter version of this article is also published in the Financial Times. Tasting notes on these wines may be found in our 100,000-strong…

    6 Sep 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    The inexorable advance of IGP

    When Jancis suggested I write a short piece about the onward march of IGP in France, after I had spent the best part of a day crawling over the INAO…

    31 Jul 2012 Julia Harding MW
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    Organic wine, defined

    At long last the citizens of the world may sleep easy in their beds, for yesterday the new EU rules for organic wine were announced. The Standing…

    10 Feb 2012 Richard Hemming MW
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    EU wine reform in all its glory

    Mary Gorman-McAdams is a WSET Wine Educator at the International Wine Center, New York City, wine columnist for the popular blog and website…

    11 Aug 2011 Guest contributor
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    Italians get tough - in theory anyway

    The recently founded Italian equivalent of the French Vignerons Indépendants association, the Federazione Vignaioli Indipendenti, has sent a round…

    7 Dec 2010 Walter Speller
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    Have Europe's wine labels changed?

    A word of warning, this article contains no reference to fresh acidity, fine-grained tannins or irresistible aromas but it's quite long - and arguably…

    3 Nov 2010 Julia Harding MW
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    Give and take between Oz and EU

    Yesterday legislation came into force that regulates aspects of trade in wine between the European Union and Australia. Most significantly, it finally…

    2 Sep 2010 Richard Hemming MW
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    Table grapes back in California wine

    In Europe, the enforced shrinkage of EU vineyards summarised in Dec 2007 in  EU reform - as good as it gets is already having an obvious effect, while…

    5 Jan 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Vote for new organic logo

    14 Feb 2010 - see here for the outcome of the vote. We Europeans often feel we have very little say in EU decisions, but now apparently we…

    30 Dec 2009 Julia Harding MW
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    French foils and EU labelling

    20 Feb 2011 - French customs and excise have abandoned the regulation that bottles destined for export must have a different capsule from those used…

    10 Dec 2009 Julia Harding MW