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Ningxia is one of the renowned winemaking regions in China and, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the development of the local industry has not stopped.
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VINITALY postponed to June.

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The organisers of the leading Italian wine show, Vinitaly, have announced the 2020 edition will be postponed until June.
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A bottle of 1920 Riesling Goldlack (TBA) from famous Rheingau producer Schloss Johannisberg has been sod for €18,000.
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A number of top US restaurants have taken to selling off some of the prized bottles from their cellars in order to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis.
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Chilean wineries have been given dispensation to continue operating and harvesting grapes after a curfew was imposed on the country due to Covid-19 on 22 March.
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An Italian winery has released a limited edition bottle with a label that says “everything will be all right” in eight languages, and is donating the proceeds to a local hospital.
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Champagne house Louis Roederer has acquired one Napa Valley’s most famed estates, Diamond Creek.
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Seven new Masters of Wine have been named, expanding the number of MWs around the world to 396, based in 30 countries.
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Seven new Masters of Wine

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The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced seven new Masters of Wine, from five different countries. The total number of MWs in the world is now 396 in 30 countries. 
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Port producer Quinta do Noval has announced the opening of a new visitor centre in Pinhão.
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