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… that the introduction of the Indian wine in the UK supermarket Waitrose was so successful the wine fly off the shelves and was sold out shortly? The two wines at Waitrose are a red, Zampa syrah 2008 and white, Ritu viognier 2010, made from grapes grown in the Maharashtra region of India, south of Mumbai on the western coast. Read more about the Indian wine here.

… about Hong Kong’s retail wine scene? The Hong Kong wine scene is as good as it gets anywhere in the world and still one of the most bustling wine countries at present. Read more about the Hong Kong wine market here.

… what wine goes well with seafood? One of the great things about seafood is its endless variety, and its preparation can be equally diverse and fun to experiment with. Find out which wine pairs best with seafood here.

… September is California Wine Month. Wine lovers, unite. For anyone with a sweet compassion for the best Merlot, Chardonnay and perfectly crisp grapes, Napa Valley is the place to devour the most passionately flavoured wines. Read about the wine month celebration in Napa Valley here.

… that Austrian wines becomes hip in America. The country’s signature wine, gruner veltliner, is so popular with young U.S. sophisticates who love it but can’t pronounce it that one company has put out a brand simply called “Grooner.” Read more about Austrian wine in America here.

… it’s 2nd Annual Champagne Day on 28th October 2011? Still one month to go but then it’s time for champagne enthusiasts all over the world to gather in ‘virtual appreciation’ of champagne and celebrate the 2nd Global Champagne Day. Find out more about Champagne Day here.

… about the World’s Biggest Wine Festival? The first Big Wine Festival next June could attract 120,000 people over four days with purpose-built marquees covering 30,000sq ft of the riverside park in Reading, 60Km outside of London. Get more information about this wine festival here.

… that economy and weather put the squeeze on wine grape supply in California?  Cooler weather — including a very damaging freeze in the Central Coast — have compounded the problem by significantly reducing this year’s wine grape yield in California. Read more here.

… about these lovely Champagne cocktails? Great recipes for Grapefruit Mimosa, White Sangria, Zipang Bellini or Lychee Raspberry Bellini here.

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