International

The Campari Group is set to become the first Italian company to own a Champagne brand as it announced on Friday that it has entered into negotiations to acquire a majority share of Champagne Lallier.
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Pol Roger used this week’s launch of its cuvée Sir Winston Churchill to share a few facts about the British statesman – including his daily consumption of Champagne.
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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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