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West Street Vineyard named as the only East Anglian Gold Medal winner in the Cellar Door category. Picture: ARCHANT

The Colchester vineyard was named as the only East Anglian Gold Medal winner in the Cellar Door category.

International Wine Challenge announced West Street Vineyard, which opened back in 2013, as the winner yesterday, May 26.

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Alison Nightingale (co-owner and manager) tending to the vines of the Albourne Estate, a boutique producer of English wines, located on the edge of the South Downs near Brighton CREDIT:  GEOFF PUGH

City workers giving up the daily grind in pursuit of "the good life" have long accepted that doing so could seriously damage their wealth.

In years gone by burned out executives have turned to technology and health food start-ups as lucrative but less stressful alternatives.

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 On the right, this barrel is supposed to be filled with the oldest alcohol still stored in the world, a white wine from the year 1472.

This 14th century wine cellar is home to the oldest barrel-stored wine in the world.

If it is true that wine only gets better with age, then some of the very best wine in the world is hiding beneath the Hôpital civil in Strasbourg. In a 600-year-old wine cellar under the hospital is a barrel marked 1472, believed to be the oldest wine barrel in the world.

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Early meal kit player HelloFresh announced the availability of wines on their site beginning May 17.

As competition among them heats up, meal kit startups are expanding their repertoire, including by selling their dinner kits at groceries and adding new products to their catalogs.

Today, early meal kit player HelloFresh announced the availability of wines on their site beginning May 17th.

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This English Wine Week – which starts May 27, by the way – raise a glass to our own little isle’s burgeoning wine industry.

English vineyards have been quietly taking over the countryside.

The area under vine has doubled in the last 10 years alone and over a million new vines will be planted in the UK this year – though the whole country’s vineyards still only comes to a fifteenth of the size of the Champagne region in France.

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Muscadine, not to be confused with Muscat or Moscato, is a grape variety native to America.

While it may not be the most popular wine on the market, Muscadine is a must-try for all American wine lovers. Why, you may ask? Believe it or not, Muscadine is one of the most patriotic wines of them all; that’s to say, it is one of the only wines on the market made with true American grapes.

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The authors of the report mainly blame the devaluation of the pound since last June and slower economic growth.

The sobering analysis from the UK Trade Policy Observatory indicates that by 2025 the price of wine for UK consumers might be 22 per cent higher and the value of UK imports 27 per cent lower.

Wine lovers across the UK might soon have to shell out close to a quarter more for their favourite tipple after Brexit, as a weaker pound and sluggish economy takes its toll, a new study shows.

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According to Nielsen, Californian Chardonnay remains the most popular variety among US consumers.

The value of California wine shipments to the US market hit $34.1 billion in 2016, up 4.6% on the previous year and a record for the golden state’s winemakers.

The volume of shipments also increased by 2%, shipping an all-time high of 238 million cases to the US, as reported by the Wine Institute.

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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today welcomed local officials and the public to the grand opening of a new Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at The Court at Harleysville, 237 Harleysville Pike, Harleysville, Montgomery County.

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today welcomed local officials and the public to the grand opening of a new Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at Heritage Square, 9613 Lincoln Highway, Suite 105,

BEDFORD, Pa., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

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Beehives are an important part of organic and biodynamic vineyards, and they always have been.

When Americans come of a certain age, they learn about the birds and the bees. When biodynamic vineyards come of age, though, vineyard owners think back on the story of the bees and the grapes.

If you’ve ever strolled through an organic or biodynamic vineyard, you’ve likely come across a beehive on the property.

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Happier days for the vineyards along Route des Grand Crus in Burgundy, France.

The changing climate is ramping up dangerous pressure on the wine industry to find grape types that not only thrive, but satisfy demands for the next big thing, warns wine writer Philip White.

Who’d be a farmer? Just as the last grapes from Australia’s very strange 2017 harvest are eaten by yeast, France, whose enormous vignobles were sprouting beautifully, was last week hit by killer frosts.

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