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2013-07-05 23:18:09

Wine club vendor Cellars Wine Club describes what is required for organic wine to be classified as such in their latest article. Monroe, Washington (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 It's often not clear why certain wines are labeled with certain terms. In their periodic articles, Cellars Wine Club endeavors to clear up these confusing terms. Their latest wine club article focuses on the word “organic” and what it means when it is printed on a bottle of wine. “Organic”, while not the most...

2011-07-28 17:41:14

Researchers at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue which can identify different types of cava wines, thanks to a combination of sensor systems and advanced mathematical procedures. The device automatically produces classifications similar to those of a sommelier. Cava varies in type according to the amount of sugar added with the expedition liqueur after secondary fermentation (which produces carbonic gas). Therefore it is useful to know the exact amount of...

2010-09-14 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The official 2010 Champagne harvest season begins on September 13th. All grapes will be harvested by hand, according to traditional practices, to select the highest quality grapes. "Due to a frost that we had earlier in 2010, the development of the grapes was slightly delayed this year," remarked Champagne Bureau Director Sonia Smith. "Harvests are two to four days behind last year, except one village which began on September 10th. Yet the...

2009-12-04 12:56:00

Campaign Expands To Ensure Wine Purchasers Know Where Wines Come From WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Champagne Bureau has launched its "Unmask the Truth" ad campaign, rallying consumers and demanding lawmakers protect wine place names on wines sold in the United States. The ad, which can be viewed at www.champagne.us, features a mask over a sparkling wine bottle mislabeled "American Champagne," and asks consumers to voice their support for truthful wine labels that...

2009-07-21 11:25:00

Award Given on Fourth Anniversary of International Declaration Protecting Wine Place and Origin WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Champagne Bureau is proud to honor wine writers and consumer activists Eleanor and Ray Heald with the Bureau's first annual "Champagne Award," given to the Healds for their tireless commitment to promoting fair and accurate wine labeling. For more than a decade, the Healds have worked to ensure that consumers are protected by advocating for wine...

2005-11-02 08:59:21

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Thanks to a cool, dry summer and recent warm spell, California's grape harvest will exceed expectations in volume and quality, setting the stage for a banner 2005 vintage of affordable wines, winemakers say. They expect a harvest of 3.15 million tons, which would be the state's second-biggest and up 14 percent from last year, with grapes of exceptional flavor and color. "There is going to be a lot of really good wine to work with," said...

2005-09-15 07:32:40

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States have reached the first phase of an agreement on the wine trade that will help protect some of the most famous European names like champagne, chianti, madeira and sherry. Under the agreement, the use of the names by producers in the United States -- where they are currently considered semi-generic -- will be limited, the European Commission said in a statement on Thursday. Furthermore, U.S. authorities will exempt EU...


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