A new class of drugs is not just causing dramatic weight loss, but also killing the desire to drink alcohol. Felicity Carter wonders what the impact of this medication might be on the wine industry. An opinion.
Although the pandemic gave a boost to online wine sales, online retailers have to work harder now. But, says Sarah Phillips McCartan, there are big rewards to be found online for those who get it right.
The wines from British Columbia have a limited presence in markets overseas. The reasons behind this are not only high prices but also a lack of interest from producers in exporting. The local market recognizes the quality and diversity. Jürgen Mathäß investigates first hand.
When a panel of wine industry experts convened to discuss the latest SVB Annual Direct-to-Consumer Wine Survey Report, they also offered some suggestions on how to make more money. Felicity Carter listened in.
Despite many companies pulling out of Russia since the invasion of Ukraine, wine imports have risen. Increased duty rates on wines from 'unfriendly countries' are, however, now likely to have a radical impact on the range of wines on offer. Sergey Panov reports.
Two years after the flood disaster in the Ahr region, much still remains to be rebuilt. For self-marketing vintners, the destroyed infrastructure hits harder than the loss of harvest. Susanne Salzgeber reports.
Indian media are covering a sticking point in Free Trade Agreement negotiations. The UK wants the freedom to bottle export shipments ‘in transit’. Robert Joseph wonders whether wine companies might consider this kind of model - despite its environmental implications.
The market for Chinese wine imports halved in 2022. As would-be exporters watch with concern, the acquisition of Summergate and now Torres China by a fast-growing, but previously little-noticed, Chinese business changes the nature of the market. Robert Joseph reports.