Fri, 02/24/2023 - 15:01

Cyclone Gabrielle's waters have caused huge devastation on New Zealand's North Island, including among winegrowers. 

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Thu, 02/16/2023 - 19:25

On Tuesday, 14 February, Sarah Wiener (AT, Greens), in her capacity as rapporteur of the ENVI Committee on the EU-Regulation on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products (SUR), published her eagerly awaited report.  

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Thu, 02/16/2023 - 18:43

The French judiciary has forced the Meta Group (Instagram, Facebook) to delete content from influencers who posted "unauthorised advertisements" for alcoholic drinks. As the newspapers Le Figaro and Sud-Ouest and the TV station BFM and Drinks Business reported, the 20 influencers fell foul of laws originally passed in 1991.

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Thu, 02/16/2023 - 18:11

Vinexposium, one of the world's leading trade fair organisers for wine and spirits, and Bettane+Desseauve, known for one of the largest French wine guides and founder of the consumer tasting event "Le Grand Tasting" in Paris, will be working together in future.

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Fri, 02/10/2023 - 11:08

Ireland has notified WTO of its draft regulations on the labelling of alcoholic beverages. The Assembly of European Winegrowing Regions (AREV), criticises Ireland's push for alcohol labelling at a national level and calls for a clear counter-position by the EU.

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Fri, 02/10/2023 - 00:31

Ministry of Agriculture decides on a package of measures worth millions of euros.

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Wed, 02/01/2023 - 14:35

Donald M. Hess, passed away at the age of 86 on January 30th, 2023 in Bern, Switzerland. He will be particularly remembered for pioneering winemaking in California and Argentina and for his love of the arts.

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 13:09

The Italian Wine Crypto Bank (IWCB) has developed a digital sommelier. The system that has been dubbed ‘Personal GPT Sommelier’ will be used in the ‘hybrid wine bar’ BG3.0 Winebank in Bergamo from March on. 

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Thu, 01/26/2023 - 20:01

One of the most important trends in the US wine market over the last decade or so has been the growth in winery DTC – Direct To Consumer sales. With an average price per DTC bottle of $41.16.

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Wed, 01/25/2023 - 13:04

There are many different ways to look at sustainability. Even if one only considers the environment, there are no easy answers. There is, for example, little point in growing grapes organically if the winery is heated by fossil fuels and the wine is sold in heavy glass bottles. All this and more will be discussed at the Meininger's International Wine Conference, where a panel of experts will consider the challenges of combining environmental and economic sustainability. Come and be part of the discussion.

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 11:01

The year 2022 was characterised by high inflation levels and rising interest rates and logistic problems. As every January, this month’s Ciatti Global Market Report looks back at the year just passed and ahead to the new one.

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Fri, 01/20/2023 - 10:05

The EU Commission's strict plans to ban the use of plant protection products in certain protected areas are now off the table in their original form, however, the issue is far from over. The draft of the "Nature Restoration Law" provides for far-reaching restrictions. Alexandra Wrann reports.

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Fri, 01/20/2023 - 09:58

The red wine market continues to be oversaturated, which in many places is leading to conversion measures in production to more white wine. Australia is also pushing down the overall market with low price levels for both reds and whites.

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Thu, 01/19/2023 - 10:47

Global sales of champagne have reached 326 mill. bottles in 2022. According to the Comité Champagne, this represents an increase of 1.6% compared to 2021.

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Thu, 01/12/2023 - 23:43

Jackson Family Wines (JFW) filed a federal lawsuit against its insurance company Dec. 9, 2022, for failing to pay millions of US dollars in fire damages, according to court documents. 

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