Commerce7 Connects Wine Lovers and Wineries

Thanks to the pandemic, many wineries finally embraced the digital world. Felicity Carter looks at Commerce7, one of the wine-focused digital offerings that flourished.

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Interview: Kylie Minogue, Princess of Pop and Pink Prosecco

After publicly interviewing Kylie Minogue at ProWein, Robert Joseph had the chance to talk to her, one-on-one, about the background to a wine and wine cocktail range, launched in 2020 with Paul Schaafsma of Benchmark Drinks, that has sold 8m bottles in under three years.

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From Auckland to Vienna: Meet Chris Yorke, Leading Austria’s Wine Export Expansion

Chris Yorke sits down to talk about what’s driving the growing demand for Austrian wine and wine tourism.

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ProWein's Objective: Maintain Our No. 1 Position

When the fair starts on 19 March, Peter Schmitz, former head of Messe Düsseldorf’s international contract business, will have been in charge of ProWein for only 47 days. In view of this short time period, Michael Degen, Executive Director of Messe Düsseldorf, will retain responsibility for ProWein until the end of the fair. Clemens Gerke and Alexandra Wrann spoke with Degen and Schmitz about their view of ProWein and its wider environment as well as how they want to position the fair in the future.

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How to Build a Best Selling No Alcohol Wine Brand

In 2013, former TV presenter Amanda Thomson launched a successful zero-sugar wine brand called Thomson & Scott. Six years later, she went on to create Noughty, a zero-alcohol sparkling wine that has become a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.

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ProWein Wants to go Back to the Future

More than 6,000 exhibitors so far. 2019 is our benchmark," said Michael Degen at the ProWein Media Summit, where the ProWein Business Report was presented. 

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More Women, Exploration, Technology. This Is Not Your Grandfather's Fine Wine World

If you want to understand what’s happening at the top end of wine, there’s no better expert to call on than Jamie Ritchie, the Worldwide Chairman of Sotheby’s Wines & Spirits, based in New York. Felicity Carter caught up with him to ask about the extraordinary prices being achieved for fine wine in the secondary market and whether the trend can continue.

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ARENI Sees Trouble Coming for Fine Wine—and Wants To Fix It

ARENI Global, based in London, calls itself a ‘think tank’—a place where people can come and ask questions about the future of fine wine. Robert Joseph catches up with CEO Pauline Vicard.

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Interview: Denys Hornabrook of VINEX on the Australian Wine Crisis

Denys Hornabrook launched VINEX as a global B2B trading platform for bulk wine in 2015. Four years later, bottled wines were added to the mix. While the business is international in its focus, Hornabrook's own experience in Australia where he was educated and worked for BRL Hardy and Kingston Estate, gives him unique insight into the current plight of that nation's wine industry in the wake of Chinese sanctions.

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