Daily Archives: October 9, 2022

Mumm to launch Tasmanian sparkling wine

Mumm Tasmania Brut Prestige will be available in Australia from late October. The wine has been made in Australia by Pernod Ricard Australian sparkling wine specialist Trina Smith, working in collaboration with Mumm Chef de Caves, Laurent Fresnet, who visited Australia in July to taste the base wines made by Smith and discuss preferred components to make the blend. ‘This …

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UK wine harvest 2022: ‘Exceptional’ fruit excites producers

Harvest time at Ridgeview, which believes 2022 could be among the UK’s best vintages. Optimism is high around the UK wine harvest in 2022, even if winemakers are generally reluctant to fully ‘call’ a vintage so early in the process. ‘So far quality has been excellent,’ said Simon Roberts, head winemaker at Ridgeview in Sussex, southern England. ‘We are heading …

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Château Galoupet: bees and biodiversity to the fore

Beehives on the Château Galoupet estate. Château Galoupet is a Provence cru classé estate on the southern slopes of the Massif des Maures, overlooking the Mediterranean and the island of Porquerolles. It was purchased in 1970 by the Indian Shivdasani family. As the older generation died and retired, the estate started to decline. Despite initiatives in the early 2000s to …

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