Heidi Mäkinen MW: How to Succeed in Selling Wine in Finland

Heidi Mäkinen talks to Robert Joseph about the unique aspects of the Nordic monopolies and the way tenders work. She also explains the differences between Finland, Sweden, and Norway, as well as varying consumer preferences in these markets.

Reading time: 7m 15s


Japan: an Attractive Market Says New Report

A new ProWine report by Professor Simone Loose of Geisenheim University has found that exporters see Japan as a key market, thanks to its appreciation for quality and readiness to pay premium prices. 

Reading time: 2m 45s

Prosecco DOCG: Tradition Demands

As a Unesco World Heritage Site, the Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG has achieved a status that fills the region with pride, but also brings obligations for the producers. Benjamin Sauri Montalt, Clemens Gerke report.

Reading time: 6m

Ciatti Report: Adjustments Required

The Organisation of Vine & Wine’s recently-published ‘State of the World Vine & Wine Sector 2023’ report showed that the gains in global consumption made between the mid-1990s and the consumption peak in 2007 have since completely unwound – despite the global population having risen by 1.5bn in the meantime. 

Reading time: 1m 45s



Understanding New York’s Wine Network

What happens in New York doesn’t stay in New York — it quickly spreads elsewhere. That’s why having a present in New York City is a must. Jeff Siegel explains the landscape of both state and city.

Reading time: 6m

European Bulk Wine Market: Spain Nearly out of Stock

The small 2023 harvest has left Spain with low stocks of all styles, especially white. But a normal-size crop this year should remedy the situation. Despite the shortages, red wine prices are still falling, thanks to poor demand.

Reading time: 45s


Insurance: the Other Threat to the Wine Industry

Catastrophic events of recent years have driven hikes in insurance premiums to stratospheric levels. Jeff Siegel reports.

Reading time: 5m

Marilisa Allegrini Welcomes Andrea Lonardi

The former COO of Angelini Wines & Estates will now support the company as an Executive Advisor. Lonardi is set to enhance the existing terroirs and promote the company's growth.

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Winners and Losers in the 2023 German Grocery Sector

The slight decline in wine sales in the German grocery sector did not affect everyone equally – some segments experienced double-digit growth.

Reading time: 2m

New (Non-Alcoholic) Wines for the German Foreign Office

The German Foreign Office has decided on its new recommended assortment. For the first time, embassies and consulates can also source non-alcoholic wines.

Reading time: 30s