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Franciacorta Consorzio Appoints New President

28/12/2015 | The Franciacorta Consorzio, the governing body of the Franciacorta Italian sparkling wine region, has named Vittorio Moretti, owner of Bellavista and Contadi Castaldi, as its newly elected president.

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Kurniawan Loses appeal against Wine Fraud Conviction

28/12/2015 | A US court has rejected an appeal from Indonesian-born wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan, who had argued his 10 year prison sentence for conning victims out of $30 million by selling fake wines was too harsh.

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Diageo out of "Hall of Shame"

24/12/2015 | UK drinks giant Diageo has been removed from the ‘Hall of Shame’ after taking steps to speed up payments to small businesses.

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European Court confirms illegality of MUP

24/12/2015 | The European Court of Justice has today confirmed that Scotland’s plan to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcohol is illegal because it breaches EU trade laws.

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Four of the finest Grenaches money can buy

22/12/2015 | We bring you four of the world’s finest pure Grenache wines following a masterclass on this underrated grape led by the Australia’s Winemaker of the Year for 2016.

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Atherton venue in Sydney to open

22/12/2015 | British chef Jason Atherton will see his ‘Street Social’ franchise spread to Australia next year with the opening of a new venue in Sydney.