Fri, 08/19/2022 - 22:50

Well into August, the past 4-6 weeks on the bulk market in many producer countries were as slow, even for what is a traditionally slow time of the year when Europe and North America are on summer holiday. Some already-acquired wines are popping back up again on the market as unexpected inventory; these are sometimes picked up quickly by an alternative buyer, sometimes not. An outlook by winebroker Angelo Cotrone.

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Fri, 08/19/2022 - 13:35

The Irish Department of Health has informed the European Commission on June 21, 2022, of a draft law involving alcohol warning labels that are likely to prove controversial.

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Fri, 08/19/2022 - 11:38

Expensive wines are a male preserve -- at least that's what a study by Wine direct/Enolytics for the US market suggests. Women buy, 61.2% of wines under US$20 a bottle, but 71.5% of bottles over US$90 a bottle are bought by men. The tide is turning, however.

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Thu, 08/18/2022 - 23:45

In a year when makers of some of the priciest wines in Bordeaux have been allowed to irrigate their vines, and producers of bulk IGP/Vin de Pays in Languedoc may have an easier time financially than their AOP neighbours, it may be time to revise the rules...

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Thu, 08/18/2022 - 22:05

A year ago, canned wine was predicted to take the world by storm. Now the world’s biggest US can manufacturer is closing some of its factories because of a fall in demand.

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Tue, 08/16/2022 - 10:33

Unconfirmed reports suggesting that Beijing has blocked the importation of all Australian and New Zealand goods are denied in both countries, while China remains silent.

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Fri, 08/12/2022 - 11:28

Despite the buzz surrounding the sector, wine drinkers are still not feeling very tempted by wines with reduced or no alcohol - as a new Wine Intelligence report reveals.

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Fri, 08/12/2022 - 09:54

Like their US counterparts, younger consumers in Europe - GenZ - are less keen on alcohol than their elders, as a new survey reveals

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Fri, 08/12/2022 - 00:12

As part of the new free trade agreement between the European Union and New Zealand the southern hemisphere nation now recognises Prosecco as a protected geographical indication and will phase out the use of the term for NZ or imported wines from anywhere outside the Italian region. Veronika Crecelius reports.

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Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:02

Sales of Italian wines in Germany, the US and the UK fell significantly in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period last year. According to NielsenIQ's surveys, volume in off-trade (food retail, discount, cash & carry, liquor shops) in the three countries fell by 10.6 % overall, with value down 8.1 % to €2.26bn.

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Thu, 08/11/2022 - 18:02

A new Gallup poll suggests that 71-75% of US adults see alcohol as having a negative effect on society.

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Thu, 08/04/2022 - 17:54

In October 2021, the Catalan group "Reserva de la Tierra" was suspected of putting wines with fake DO seals into circulation. According to current media reports, 40 million bottles worth about 14.2 million euro are affected by the fraud - significantly more than previously assumed. The insolvent company has been bought by the private equity firm Sherpa Capital.

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Thu, 08/04/2022 - 17:12

This year‘s harvest has begun, it started one day earlier than in 2021, although a later start of the harvest had been expected.

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Mon, 08/01/2022 - 17:43

It is a quiet bulk wine market worldwide, with the exception of Chile.

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:15

A Greek intervention study investigates the effect of alcohol on oxidative stress. The results are interesting, even though only 64 patients were studied. 

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