FRENCH WINE EXPORTS GO DOWN the DRAIN
WHAT IS BECOMING OF THE ONCE INFALLIBLE French wine industry? Things are appearing increasingly grim for the coming year after exports fell by 15% in volume and 12% in value in October the industry’s export body has warned. The October figures were the latest from France’s Fédération des Exportateurs de Vins et Spiritueux (FEVS), which says the global economic slowdown is starting to bite hard. November figures were anticipated to be even worse, which is [...] Read More »
The CURE for the WINE HANGOVER BLUES?
NO ONE LIKES A HANGOVER – they’re awful. But even the savviest and most cautious of wine enthusiasts can succumb to overindulgence with the result being the dreaded wine hangover. Headaches after drinking wine are usually caused by sulphites – sulphur dioxide added to the bottle to kill off unwanted microbes and yeasts and limit oxidation. Now a new machine by L’Ormarins Winery, near Stellenbosch in the South African Western Cape wine country, is working [...] Read More »
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