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Feb 08 2011

SPAIN: Rioja wine region threatened by power lines

Tag: Ländersigi.hiss @ 17:44

By: James Lawrence

Rioja faces power lines plan
Rioja faces power lines plan

Some of Rioja’s most prestigious vineyards may be under threat from plans to build an extensive network of electricity lines across the Spanish wine region.

Winemakers in the region are protesting against a series of high voltage lines that will run from Haro to Burgos in North West Spain. Construction of the network is set to be complete in April 2011.

Jorge Muga, senior winemaker at Bodegas Muga in Haro, told just-drinks today (8 February) that the lines cross over 10,000 hectares of vineyards in the Rioja Alta zone. “They are destroying the image of one of the most important icons in the world of viticulture,“ he said. Continue reading „SPAIN: Rioja wine region threatened by power lines“


Feb 08 2011

CHILE: Bottled wine exports rise strongly in 2010

Tag: Ländersigi.hiss @ 17:20

By: just-drinks.com editorial team – Exports of bottled wine from Chile rose strongly in value terms during 2010, according to recent figures from trade body Wines of Chile.

Bottled wine exports for the 12 months to the end of December rose by 12% on 2009, to US$1.27bn, Wines of Chile said today (7 February). In volume terms, exports rose by 11% to 47.3m cases. Continue reading „CHILE: Bottled wine exports rise strongly in 2010“