The Losh Cause - Dispatches on wine

Channel 4's Dispatches show ruffled some wine industry feathers last week, but touched on some important issues facing the sector.

The Losh Cause - Condemnation by insinuation

23 September 2008

Channel 4's Dispatches show ruffled some wine industry feathers last week, but touched on some important issues facing the sector.

FRANCE: Champagne H1 shipments show decline – figures

16 September 2008

Global shipments of Champagne in the first half of this year have posted a slight slip on a year earlier, according to recent figures.

ITALY: Scandal fails to dent Brunello di Montalcino sales

8 August 2008

Sales of Brunello di Montalcino wine rose strongly in the first half of this year, despite a fraud investigation against some of the region's best-known producers, the local wine union has said.

BELGIUM: Wine terms allowed, only if "no risk" of misleading

4 April 2008

The use of officially-approved quality wine descriptors from foreign European Union (EU) member states by EU wine producers should be only allowed if there “is no risk that it will mislead” consumers about its origin or other issues, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.

FRANCE: Côtes du Rhône fraudsters face jail, fines

28 November 2006

A suspended sentence of six months in prison and fines have been requested by the public prosecutor in the case of a Côtes du Rhône wine co-operative charged with fraud.

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