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Higher Alcohol Taxes Reduce the UK's Appeal as an Import Market

Britain is one of the three most important wine markets in the world — but its finance minister has just savagely raised the tax on wine and spirits. Robert Joseph considers the likely impact on the UK’s position as a target for exporters.

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Producer prices for glass are outpacing inflation (Photo: Paweł Michałowski/stock.adobe.com)

Glass Prices Remain High While Bottlers Hoard Stocks

While energy costs are falling, glass prices remain high. Vincent Messmer searches for clues. 

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Higher Numbers at ProWein
Despite a train and bus strike on two of the three days, the fair was a success (Photo: Messe Düsseldorf)
zimmer@meininger.de Tue, 03/21/2023 - 22:47

49,000 visitors from 141 countries attended ProWein, according to the fair organisers, despite strikes at Düsseldorf and other nearby airports in the immediate run-up to the fair and a public transport strike on the second and third day. 

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Winners of the 2023 Meininger Awards

The Winners of the Meininger Awards 2023 Revealed

The seats were packed, the stage was lit, and the lights were dimmed. The 17th Meininger Awards Excellence in Wine & Spirit began, in front of 500 of the most significant people in the wine and spirits sectors.

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Cracking the Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish Wine Markets: Insider Tips

Getting a wine listed in the Nordic monopolies can be challenging ― but there are tips and tricks to make the process easier. Felicity Carter heard some good advice.

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MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2023
Behind the scenes of the competition, the real work takes place, requiring enormous coordination and concentration (Photo: Ralf Ziegler/AD LUMINA)
zimmer@meininger.de Wed, 03/15/2023 - 01:43

7,568 wines from 44 countries - one even from Afghanistan - were in line for the MUNDUS VINI spring tasting. 242 jurors from all over the world awarded prizes to the best wines. As a premiere, the category "alcohol-free" was tasted for the first time, with 131 still wines and 56 sparkling 'wines'.

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Styles & Regions
Start-up inventions and vineyards

Silicon Valley Bank - the Failed Link Between Tech, Wine and Money

In the second largest bank failure in US history, the California-based Silicon Valley Bank went into receivership last week as a result of inadequate liquidity and insolvency. The bank was closely involved with both the tech start up and wine sectors and sometimes brought them together. Robert Joseph reports.

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Families of wine

Families of Wine

Extraordinary stories about successful families working together in wine from the world’s most famous viticultural regions. 

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US wine drinkers consumed more imported bulk wine than ever before (Photo: ©alexlmx2022, stock.adobe.com)

US Imports More Bulk Wine but Exports Less

US imports of bulk wine of around 4.88m, hl marked a new record. Total volumes were 10% higher than in 2021.  

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Meininger's International

MEININGER’S INTERNATIONAL: Shorter Name, Broader Content

We change our name and expand our spectrum.

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