Sat, 03/25/2023 - 17:33

Familia Martínez Zabala, the family that owns Faustino, announced at ProWein the reconstruction of the Faustino production facility in Oyón, Rioja.

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Fri, 03/24/2023 - 01:02

Below-average harvest volumes expected in many countries. Buyers nevertheless react cautiously. Domestic buyers dominate many markets.

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Mon, 03/20/2023 - 01:29

US imports of bulk wine of around 4.88m, hl marked a new record. Total volumes were 10% higher than in 2021.  

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Sun, 03/19/2023 - 03:51

We change our name and expand our spectrum.

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Fri, 03/17/2023 - 19:20

Just in time for ProWein, the Ver.di union has announced there will be transport strikes on days two and three of the event. Their industrial action had already closed the Düsseldorf, Cologne and Stuttgart airports on 17 March, just when exhibitors were making their way to Germany.

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Thu, 03/09/2023 - 23:03

Wine imports to Germany fell to 13.3m hl in 2022 from 14.3m hl in 2021 (-6.8%). The total value decreased from €2.75bn to €2.7bn (-2%), according to preliminary figures published by the German Winegrowers' Association based on data from the Federal Statistical Office.

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Thu, 03/09/2023 - 12:51

Bordeaux winegrowers will receive financial support to grub up 9,500 ha of vines - about 10% of the total area, . The plans would result in aid amounting to €6,000 per ha.

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Sat, 03/04/2023 - 22:54

The northernmost part of the UK is planning to bring in a return scheme for bottles and cans this summer to improve its poor recycling rates. Many in the British drinks industry would prefer it not to. 

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Fri, 03/03/2023 - 21:56

The Bottega winery and distillery in Bibano, best known for its gold Prosecco bottles that sell widely in duty-free outlets turned over €86m in 2022, 30% more than the previous year. Having been hit by the lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, it benefited from the revival of travel and travel retail last year.

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Fri, 03/03/2023 - 14:14

Robert Joseph recalls the Frenchman behind the Le Nez du Vin, the box of aromas that has been so invaluable to countless sommeliers and wine students.

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Thu, 03/02/2023 - 19:51

South of the equator, the 2023 harvest is under way 

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Fri, 02/24/2023 - 19:27

The French market leader Les Grands Chais de France seems set take over the German winery Zimmermann Graeff & Müller (ZGM).

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Fri, 02/24/2023 - 18:41

Activity on the bulk wine and grape markets in January occurred mainly in the Southern Hemisphere, now that picking of its new 2023 vintage is underway and crop expectations begin to influence buying and selling behaviour.

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Fri, 02/24/2023 - 16:07

The south of Italy has experience of dry conditions, but drought is a frightening novelty in the north of the country. The Alps has had 53% less snow and the Po Valley 61% less rain. Grapes need water.

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Fri, 02/24/2023 - 15:46

Winemakers in several Bordeaux AOPs must show environmental certification.

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