Innovation Rather Than Destruction: A Better Path Forward for the Global Wine Industry

Ben Bentzin, Associate Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas, responds to Robert Joseph's suggestion that 15% of the world's vineyards may need to be uprooted. What are your thoughts?

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Ciatti Report: Adjustments Required

The Organisation of Vine & Wine’s recently-published ‘State of the World Vine & Wine Sector 2023’ report showed that the gains in global consumption made between the mid-1990s and the consumption peak in 2007 have since completely unwound – despite the global population having risen by 1.5bn in the meantime. 

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Global Wine Production and Consumption Both Fell in 2023

Each April, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) presents its report on the "Situation in the global wine sector". In 2023, production volumes fell, but so did consumption. And there is still a surplus.

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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.

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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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Pau Roca Has Passed Away

The Director General of the OIV died after a long illness at the age of 65.

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2023 Wine Production Plunges to Lowest Level in Six Decades

The wine production forecasts from the OIV indicate a significant decrease, falling by 7% to 244 mhl, marking a historic dip. Yet, this reduction might help to stabilize the international market.

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Albania Becomes 50th Member of OIV

The Balkan nation follows Ukraine, becoming the next country to join the organization.

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OIV Adds Masi to the R&D Consortium

The International Research Alliance of OIV welcomes its first Italian member.

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