Wine News 3-10 March

What’s going on in the world of wine? Here are the stories that caught our attention.

In English wine news, wine estates in Sussex are bidding to create a Sussex appellation. English wine producer Chapel Down is opposed, however. Read up on the debate.

Also in Sussex news, another £10k wine has been stolen in a nighttime raid.

Fires are threatening vineyards in South Africa, both directly from burning and from smoke taint.

An ancient Greek wine jug has been found at the burial site of a Celtic prince in the Champagne region. Take a look at how well preserved it is!

Over on Decanter, Jane Anson profiles Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac, two Right Bank appellations you should take a second look at.

And finally, a tasting panel opened a 150-year-old bottle of wine salvaged from an American Civil War shipwreck. Want to know what happened next? Read on.

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