What is the OIV and Where is it Going? John Barker, New Head of the Organisation

New Zealand-born lawyer John Barker took over the reins of the OIV – International Organisation  of Vine and Wine – as successor to Pau Roca at the beginning of this year. Robert Joseph met him a few weeks after he started in the job.

Reading time: 8m

Non-Alcoholic Wine: On Hold

Veronika Crecelius talks to Elisabetta Romeo-Vareille from the Unione Italiana Vini (UIV) about the state of dealcoholisation in Italy.

Reading time: 1m 45s

Lamberto Frescobaldi: "Let's Stay Curious"

Lamberto Frescobaldi, president of the renowned Tuscan family business and the Italian winegrowers' association UIV, shares insights on the state of the Italian wine industry, current developments within his company, in Tuscany and across the global wine sector.

Reading time: 9m 30s

7 Ways That Catena Zapata Builds Markets and Grows Sales

It takes a lot of effort to build a brand, particularly in times of economic turmoil. Laura Catena explains to Felicity Carter how she does it.

Reading time: 6m

ProWein: "We Need to Focus on Our Strengths"

MEININGER’S INTERNATIONAL interviewed fair director Peter Schmitz about this year's edition, the strategic orientation, and the significance of ProWein in the Messe Düsseldorf portfolio.

Reading time: 3m

Authentic Premium Wines from the Balkans

Tikveš Châteaux & Domaines, with more than 1.000 hektars own vineyards is a giant in the Balkans – but yet little known in Central Europe. Their new CEO Branka Slaveska wants to change this. A ProWein masterclass on March 10 at 2 p.m. will showcase top terroir wines from the mountains.

Reading time: 2m

An Insider Discusses What It Really Takes to Make Lightweight Glass

Karsten Fuchs, the Head of Sales and Marketing at Verallia Germany, discusses with Meininger's International and its sister magazine Weinwirtschaft about lightweight glass, reusable packaging and the challenges posed by shortages in the glass market.

Reading time: 8m 30s

We Need to Reposition Wine in a Different Way: An Interview With Rodolphe Lameyse

Robert Joseph has a broad-ranging conversation with Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO since 2019 of Vinexposium, organiser of Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris, Vinexpo Asia, Vinexpo America, Vinexpo India, and the World Bulk Wine Exhibition in Amsterdam.

Reading time: 6m 30s

How a High School Teacher Built a Champagne Juggernaut. From Brisbane

Tyson Stelzer is one of the world’s top Champagne experts, with a thriving wine publishing business. He tells Felicity Carter how he did it.

Reading time: 10m 30s