Insights

Mexicans Are Consuming More Wine — And Planting More Vines

The wine market in Mexico has grown in recent years, and the country's wine industry is making significant progress. Louise Hurren reports.

Reading time: 7m

Trends, Forecasts and Fashions: Inside the Bulk Wine Market

The bulk wine market is the engine of the international wine trade. Felicity Carter caught up with Florian Ceschi from bulk broker Ciatti, and asked him to explain how the market works and what the current trends are.

Reading time: 6m 30s

Influencers or Wine Writers? The View From Wine Future 2023

At the recent Wine Future 2023 conference, successful wine influencers and podcasters discussed the way in which producers and retailers should communicate with their consumers.

Reading time: 3m 15s

8 Reasons to Get Excited About the No-Alcohol Category

No-alcohol was the talk of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition, held in Amsterdam. Felicity Carter went along to find out why people are so excited.

Reading time: 8m

Rhône Styles: Time to Adopt Plan B(lanc)

Red wine regions are currently facing challenges, including the Rhône region. In response to declining consumption, the focus has shifted to the style of wine produced. Alexandra Wrann and Iris Trenkner-Panwitz report.

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More Sales and More Consolidation Ahead in US Wine Market

TWE spending $1 billion for Daou is a sign of the future, says Jeff Siegel. But there are likely to be more properties for sale than there are buyers. 

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The Challenge Facing Italy’s Pinot Grigio

How do you protect and promote a regional grape variety? That was the subject of a recent forum in Verona. Felicity Carter went along to hear the arguments.

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Armenia: Viticulture in a Bulletproof Vest

Amidst severe political and military turmoil, Armenia, a small yet resilient nation, steadfastly fights to preserve its heritage. Thomas Brandl notes its continued efforts to establish a strong identity as a rising wine producer.

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Wine and Health: Challenging the 'No Safe Level' Claims

Drunken rats, polyphenols and the question of safe drinking limits — Felicity Carter went to hear the science on wine and health.

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Amazon Proves an Alternative Route to Market in Germany

Amazon’s lack of focus on the wine sector has made the platform an attractive option for German distributors who have learned how to exploit it. Felix Bodmann explains.

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Why and How German Consumers Buy the Wines That They Do

Understanding your customers is the key to long-term success, particularly in the saturated domestic German wine market. This makes it worth paying attention to the latest image and target group study by the German Wine Institute (DWI).

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How One Brazilian Company Became Many Wine-Related Enterprises

The wine magazine Adega began just as Brazil’s wine economy was taking off and flourished in tandem with the market. Felicity Carter hears the strategy behind a many-faceted business.

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Diverging from EU, Britain Relaxes Wine Legislation and Introduces Confusion

Robert Joseph considers the implications of the UK government decision to dump EU wine rules.

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At Long Last, Grenache Is a Rising Star. Here’s Why

As winemakers treat Grenache with more care, it’s showing its lighter, more expressive side. Chris Losh says it’s one of the most exciting developments in red wine today.

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Spanish Disagreements Are Hurting Sales on the US Market

Spain’s wines are better than ever, but their sales in the US market don’t reflect this. Jeff Siegel asks why Spain can’t get out of the lower segments.

Reading time: 5m 15s