California is the latest major wine-producing region to struggle with Mother Nature after a drought emergency gripped the Golden State.

Armagnac

14 August, 2012

Armagnac is arguably the closest spirit to wine in terms of provenance, raw materials and the outlook of the growers, producers and brand owners. Christian Davis reports

Growers, cooperatives and houses in Champagne have offered ambivalent first appraisals of the 2011 vintage, following what has been described as the appellation’s “earliest ever harvest”.

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