Wine news January 12, 2017

The Daily Mail asks is hangover free wine too good to be true? "The difference is the levels of sulphur permitted in organic wine; they’re significantly lower than non-organic wines."

The Sun reports on a new plastic wine bottle that can fit through the mail box. "The cardboard box is similar in shape and size to packaging that contact lenses are delivered in to customers."

The Local Spain on how Spain is banning Blue Wine. "In order to continue selling, we have been forced to stop labelling Gik as a wine. Instead, we had to label it as a bastard category named 'Other alcoholic drinks'. The main reason? There's not a category for a blue wine, as there is no historic background for anything similar."

People Magazine looks at Oprah's diet and it includes wine. “Listen, I have had 12 points of wine [three glasses] and one shrimp [plus vegetables] for dinner. That was a really good dinner,” she says, laughing."

Jane Anson in Decanter on the state of things in Bordeaux. "But look at USA and UK and it’s not quite so pretty."

The Drinks Business on how Penfolds has won a big legal case in China. “Ben Fu is the most widely recognized wine brand in China. This is due to the fact that we have a long and strong history of actively marketing high quality Penfolds wine using this transliteration,” Foye said."