Insights

Accolade to Sell Banrock Station Winery

The Australian wine group Accolade Wines is looking into selling the well-known Banrock Station winery in the Riverland. However, the brand will not be part of the deal.

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Domaine de Trévallon: Against the Grain

Domaine de Trévallon has always made wine against the rules. Today they are considered one of the leading French producers.

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From Auckland to Vienna: Meet Chris Yorke, Leading Austria’s Wine Export Expansion

Chris Yorke sits down to talk about what’s driving the growing demand for Austrian wine and wine tourism.

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French Wine Declines as Nolo Category Rises

While wine consumption in France continues to drop, with red wine shunned more than other styles, French consumers are showing increasing interest for no- and lower-alcohol (NOLO) products. Louise Hurren reports.

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ChatGPT - a Future Master of Wine?

OpenAI's artificial intelligence bot, ChatGPT has been the centre of global discussion since its launch at the end of last year. Anja Zimmer wonders how far this technology could change the wine industry.

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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 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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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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Zero-Alcoholic Buzz

A supermodel and a former British government advisor have invested in separate ventures aiming to sell non-alcoholic beverages that mimic the pleasant effects of alcohol without the hangovers or health dangers. Robert Joseph wonders whether they are part of the shape of things to come.

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Using Viticulture as a Tool to Reverse Climate Change

An Italian co-operative has taken sustainability to a whole new level, by working to store CO2 in vineyard soil. It’s also a way to prove to significant buyers that the right steps are being taken. Lorenzo Biscontin reports.

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How to Get Your Story Into the US Wine Media

American communications professionals were out in force at Wine2Wine in Verona and they shared their insights into how the media works. Felicity Carter reports.

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U.S. Consolidation Means Fewer Opportunities for Wineries

As distributors get bigger, they require brands with bigger volumes to service their markets. This will reduce opportunities for small-to-medium-sized wine producers. Liza B. Zimmerman reports.

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Seven Wine Trends to Watch

Some trends, like the ever-growing popularity of sparkling wine, are easy to spot. But there are other, deeper trends which aren’t as easy to see. Felicity Carter outlines seven of them.

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Is Fine Wine in Sustainable Packaging A Contradiction?

Wine producers are reducing water use, increasing organic matter in their soil, and doing everything they can to support the environment. Now, says Roger Morris, they are also re-thinking packaging.

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The Bordeaux Business Opening Doors to the Nigerian Wine Market

Chinedu Rita Rosa went from working in wine in Nigeria, to business in Bordeaux. Now she is using her experience to help Nigerian wine importers and European producers connect with one another. Felicity Carter reports.

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