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.

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German Winegrowers Face Rising Costs and Falling Incomes

Farmers in Germany face fluctuating earnings, making subsidies an important part of their income. In 2023, their earnings were high — but there are huge differences in the sector. 

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France Bolsters Wine Sector with €80m Injection

The farmers' protests in France bear rich fruits – yet bureaucratic processes remain unchanged.

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New Rules for Barolo and Barbaresco?

Among the proposals for the DOCGs is the introduction of an obligatory in-region bottling rule and the approval of vineyards on north-facing slopes.

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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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Devil’s Advocate: Could Prohibition Make a Comeback?

As the US celebrates 90 years since the repeal of Prohibition, Robert Joseph looks back at the history of liquor bans globally and wonders if they are really a thing of the past.

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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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Alienation Between Politics and Business

Alexandra Wrann looks back at the politics of the past year and wonders whether it is still possible to come to pragmatic decisions that take account of the economic realities of the wine industry. Alexandra Wrann comments.

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EU Support: Missed Opportunities

The EU supports winemakers through National Support Programs (NSP) with two main goals: increasing competitiveness and achieving environmental standards. But has it been successful?

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