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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Fri, 02/24/2023 - 15:11

Given inflation, the joy about the big gains in the industry is restrained.

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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 - dubbed ‘Personal GPT Sommelier’ - will be used in the ‘hybrid wine bar’ BG3.0 Winebank in Bergamo. 

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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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