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Barrels and Bottles Blog — grapes

Nyetimber scraps entire grape harvest

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Nyetimber, which is based in West Sussex and produces around 400,000 bottles of sparkling wine a year, said that the quality and volume of this year’s grape harvest is not up to its usual standard. The winemaker said that it had taken the “exceedingly difficult” decision to skip this year’s harvest as part of its […]

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Malbec – the darling grape of Argentina – sees consumption triple

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According to a report issued by Nielsen, in the last 52 weeks, the consumption of Malbec grew by 60%. This makes Malbec the best performing variety in the US market. Read full story on WineSur Share and Enjoy:

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Christmas guide to grape varieties

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Christmas is a time when most people enjoy the festivities with a glass or two or wine. This is Barrels and Bottles guide to grapes. A general look at what each style is and what it goes with for Christmas Champagne Made in the North East of France around the towns of Reims and Epernay. […]

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Lower alcohol wines becoming fashionable

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Extracts from an article by by Charles Metcalfe and Joel B. Payne According to a report issued by the private consulting company, Wine Intelligence, one third of all women and a quarter of all men believe that lower alcohol wines are becoming more fashionable. Although 59% of all wine drinkers in Great Britain claim to […]

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