Meininger's Wine Conference: Wine Goes Tech

Within the wine industry, the rapid advancement of technology presents a wealth of thrilling prospects. These will be prominently featured at Meininger's Wine Conference, under the theme: "Wine Goes Tech: From Robots to AI, From Vineyard to Shelf."

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Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris Attracts Over 41,000 Visitors

The first major international wine trade fair of the year was a success – and a step up from last year.

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France Sees Dip in Wine Exports Amid Economic Challenges

France managed to export wine and spirits valued at €16.2bn in 2023, marking a decrease of one billion. Wine experienced negative growth across all categories.

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US Grocer Merger Could Mean Less Shelf Space for Wine

Two giant retailers are proposing a merger. If it goes ahead, it could have a significant impact on the American wine market. Jeff Siegel reports.

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Devil’s Advocate: Time to Rethink the Drink?

When a host says 'can I get you a drink?', they're rarely offering No-Lo wines or sparkling tea. Robert Joseph suggests that, despite not containing any alcohol, these are ‘drinks' too – and deserve rather more recognition than they're currently given.

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The New Wine Markets of Central Asia

As Silk Road tourism grows and the countries of Central Asia become wealthier, wine markets are emerging. Felicity Carter hears one expert describe the situation.

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European Bulk Wine Market: Focus on Price Limits

Current developments on the bulk wine markets: News from France, Italy and Spain.

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Barcelona Wine Week an Antidote to Wine Pessimism

More than 21,000 wine professionals flocked to Barcelona, to a show that can’t stop growing. Felicity Carter paid a visit.

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Penfolds Launches Luxury Champagne

To mark their 180th anniversary, the Australians are launching a new champagne in collaboration with Champagne Thiénot. They are aiming to strengthen their existing luxury distribution and consolidate their French ties.

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Leading Rioja Producer Goes Bust

A major Rioja producer, once among the highest-grossing in the region, is forced to sell all assets due to bankruptcy. Accusations of wrongdoing are being made.

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Vranken Pommery Surpasses Previous Revenue

The champagne house Vranken-Pommery Monopole increased its turnover by 1.2%.

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