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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Vineyards Are Shrinking Worldwide: the Evidence

Last week, in his Devil’s Advocate column, Robert Joseph made the bold – and in at least one reader’s view ‘alarmist' - prediction that 10-15% of the world’s vineyards might need to be uprooted. Here, we consider some of the evidence that supports the figures.

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A New Tool for Regenerative Agriculture

A new tool aims to support winemakers on their journey towards regenerative viticulture and connect them with like-minded individuals.

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Devil's Advocate: The Need to Uproot 15% of the World's Vineyards

Robert Joseph sees parallels between the wine industry and a huge, dysfunctional furniture manufacturer.

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Veneto Introduces a New Tier: Custoza Riserva

The Venetian region continues to thrive and introduces its new Riserva category. Following the success of the Superiore, the new designation aims to sit atop the quality pyramid.

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Supermarket Ties Mean PET Bottle Is Set For Widespread Adoption

The packaging specialist Alpla, in collaboration with the Austrian winery Wegenstein, has developed a PET wine bottle.

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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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Pedro Ferrer is the New President of the Spanish Wine Federation

The Freixenet representative has been elected as the new president of the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV). In his inaugural speech, he criticizes the current climate of debate regarding wine."

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New Leadership at Angelini Wines & Estates

Following Andrea Lonardi's transition, Angelini Wines & Estates announces the appointment of a new CEO.

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