Chile overtook France as top wine exporter to Japan in 2015

Jan 28, 2016

Chile overtook France as top wine exporter to Japan in 2015

Chile has supplanted longtime No. 1 France as the top exporter of wine to Japan in 2015, Finance Ministry data shows. Imports of Chilean wine jumped 18.1 percent from the previous year to 51.59 million liters, while those of French wine fell 2.8 percent ...

Nov 30, 2015

As world warms, the wines they are a-changing

It’s a $200 billion industry that prides itself on being rooted to a particular spot and doing things they way they’ve always been done. But global warming is forcing the world’s wine growers to change. As a U.N. conference in Paris tries to limit ...

Bordeaux vineyards in bid to survive warming

Nov 28, 2015

Bordeaux vineyards in bid to survive warming

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Can the world’s most storied wine region adapt to climate change without losing its identity? This is the question haunting the Bordeaux region as the threat of global warming looms ever larger. Concretely, it may boil down to this: Without merlot, will it still ...

Nov 5, 2015

Italy top wine maker after big harvest; drought hits Spain

Italy is the biggest wine producer in the world this year, pushing France back into second place, as good weather in most European countries pushes up production — and keeps a lid on prices for consumers. The European Union’s farm federation said Wednesday that ...

2015's Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Japan

Oct 31, 2015

2015's Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Japan

The first Japan-bound shipment of 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau wine arrived at Haneda airport in Tokyo on Saturday. Some 3,200 bottles were in the shipment. The wine will go on sale at restaurants and retailers from Nov. 19, according to officials of Suntory Holdings Ltd. ...

Virginia's Middleburg offers wine country getaway

Sep 19, 2015

Virginia's Middleburg offers wine country getaway

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Virginia is home to more than 250 wineries, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. The state’s Middleburg area, in Loudoun County, has two dozen wineries alone, and it’s so close to Washington that it calls itself “DC’s Wine Country.” Middleburg is ...

Aug 9, 2015

World's priciest wine is rare Burgundy at $15,195 a bottle

France’s famous Burgundy region has a double reason to celebrate, with a rare vintage from the area emerging as the world’s most expensive wine just after the region was named a U.N. world heritage site. Richebourg Grand Cru sells at a whopping $15,195 (€14,254) ...

Selling Egypt's wine to the world

Jun 9, 2015

Selling Egypt's wine to the world

An organic wine producer is growing indigenous grapes near famed pharaonic tombs in central Egypt, vintners in the Nile Delta have modernized a long-neglected 19th century winery, and in Cairo’s hotels, tourists can now enjoy Egyptian wine described by an expert as “eminently drinkable.” ...

China tops France in vineyards

Apr 29, 2015

China tops France in vineyards

China now boasts more land dedicated to wine vineyards than France as it tries to satisfy a rapid rise in local demand. China’s vineyards grew to 800,000 hectares (1.9 million acres) last year, putting it behind No. 1 grower Spain but ahead of France. ...