Chinese Wine Market Falls off Cliff

Chinese wine imports are now just over 60% of what they were in 2012. The latest figures show a steady decline.

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Troubled Times for French Wine

Producers are protesting and revolution is in the air. Louise Hurren reports from France.

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New EU Directive Mandates a Dedicated Cancellation-Button

A new EU consumer protection directive requires online retailers to provide a specific button for the cancellation function. This directive will be effective from mid-2026.

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Silicon Valley Bank Report: Flat Market and Overproduction

The annual SVB report may be focused on the California industry but, given the importance of the US market, its findings are of global significance.

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The 11 Threats and Opportunities for Wine in 2024

Robert Joseph considers where wine sits in the context of tectonic global events, and offers a few signposts...

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Beyond Bubbles: Exploring the Reasons for Drinking Sparkling Wine

Recent market research data provides insights into how, when, where, and why consumers opt for sparkling wines like Sekt, and who exactly the average consumer of sparkling wine is. Prof Dr Gergely Szolnoki, Christoph Kiefer, Dr Alexander Tacer and Oliver Hennes report.

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OIV Reports That Red Wine Is Losing Its Appeal

The latest OIV Focus 2023 looks back across the last 20 years and finds a dramatic shift in style from red to white and pink.

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Devil’s Advocate: Carbon Footprints and Taxes are Going to Change How We Drink

Robert Joseph considers the ways in which consumers may be driven to buy more locally-produced wines, with lower alcoholic strengths.

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Experts Discuss Industry Challenges at Wine Future and Wine2Wine

Some of the great and good of the wine world, along with a heavy metal rockstar and Nobel Prize-winning economist gathered in Portugal and Italy to look at ways to improve the state of the wine industry.

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