Daily Wine News: Champagne in Prison

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Napoléon Bonaparte. (Wikimedia)

Napoléon Bonaparte. (Wikimedia)

Hundreds of Beaujolais winemakers have marched through the streets of Villefranche-sur-Saône to call for higher prices for Beaujolais Nouveau, reports Yohan Castaing in Decanter.

Napoleon Bonaparte’s enemies sought to make prison more of an ordeal by rationing him to just one (!!!) bottle of Champagne daily.

Obama and Putin locked eyes over a glass of rosé, and the Internet obviously held a caption contest.

In Le Pan Magazine, Adam Lechmere looks at what the new additions to The Oxford Companion to Wine signals. “Even with Google, Wikipedia and myriad different sources online, the Companion remains the reference of choice for wine lovers; its 4,000 entries are authoritative, comprehensive and elegant.”

“Virginia wineries sold a record 6.3 million bottles of wine over the past year…according to state figures released Tuesday,” reports Laura Vozzella in the Washington Post. “Wine sales were up by about 108,000 bottles, an increase of about 2 percent in a maturing but still growing industry.”

Former owner of J Vineyards, Judy Jordan, has purchased two vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and one in Napa Valley for a new project called Capra Company, reports Wine Spectator.

Wine globalization is set to continue, says Kym Anderson.

Elin McCoy explains what California’s wildfires means for the 2015 wine harvest in Bloomberg Business.

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