Thu, 07/21/2022 - 23:09

To meet increased market demand, Champagne is stocking up on the maximum yield per hectare for the 2022 harvest.

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Thu, 07/21/2022 - 22:25

Bulk wine and grape markets around the world are currently on the quiet side. Consumers are suspected to pull back due to inflation levels, which is also cause for hesitancy amongst buyers. An outlook by wine broker Angelo Cotrone.

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Fri, 07/15/2022 - 12:53

NFTs are the latest thing for the wine industry. In Germany, two new projects were launched this week, while a pair Italians have paid 2.5 million US$ for a bundle of NFTs including a magnum of NFT Champagne. But are NFTs just a step on the road to the Metaverse?

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Fri, 07/15/2022 - 10:05

A South American producer believes the blockchain can make it possible for wineries to demonstrate their organic credentials, rather than going through a certification body.

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Thu, 07/14/2022 - 17:42

Australia and New Zealand have released very different harvest reports. The focus of the oceanic 2022 vintage will be on white wine.

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Tue, 07/05/2022 - 20:48

The 2022 harvest in South Africa yielded a total of 1.38 mill. tons of grapes. Wine production is expected to reach 10.7 mill. hl. South African wine producers largely satisfied with harvest results.

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Tue, 07/05/2022 - 20:45

So far, neither the red wine glut nor the supply chain and shipping problems have had much impact on prices in the international bulk wine market. 

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 19:08

Eastern Europe's wine producers defend themselves against Russian aggression. 

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Thu, 06/30/2022 - 18:19

Hailstones the size of golf balls used to be worth talking about. Now the more appropriate comparison is with balls to be found on a tennis court, and the implications for grapegrowers ar clear.

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Wed, 06/29/2022 - 20:35

Starting in July, Julien Hemard will become the new CEO and Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Germany and Western Europe, replacing Tim Peach, who has led the company for the past three and a half years and is now returning to his native Australia.

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Wed, 06/29/2022 - 19:07

The relationship between NFTs and wine grows steadily closer. Now, it's the turn of an award-winning writer and Champagne growers with a cult following.

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Wed, 06/29/2022 - 17:31

JaM Cellars may not be a name associated with super premium Napa Valley wines, but its purchase of the Uptown Theatre in the heart of the town of Napa, ensures that many local residents and visitors to the region are familiar with the brand.

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Fri, 06/24/2022 - 11:43

A month-long drought and unusually high temperatures for this time of year are threatening Italy's agriculture. Crop losses are expected, especially in the northwest of the country and in parts of the northeast, Lazio, Puglia, Calabria and Sicily. Veronika Crecelius reports.

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Fri, 06/17/2022 - 09:25

Bayer, the German pharmaceutical giant, suffered a setback in the US when the Supreme Court allowed cases to proceed against its subsidiary Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller whose allegedly carcinogenic ingredient, glyphosate, is widely used by the wine industry.

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Thu, 06/16/2022 - 18:14

A year on, COVID-19 already feels like something of the past in many countries, but the shock it gave global business – subsequently compounded by the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict this March – is still being felt and has ensured that, although pulling clear of the pandemic itself, 2022 is another year far from the old normal. An outlook by winebroker Angelo Cotrone.

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