In 2011, Caro Maurer was the first German-speaking woman to achieve the prestigious Master of Wine (MW) title. She spoke with Alexandra Wrann about the rocky road that got her there, this year’s symposium of the Institute of Masters of Wine in Wiesbaden and the fight against climate change.
E. & J. Gallo Winery has announced the acquisition of American beverage brand Bev, along with its portfolio of premium canned wines and spritzers. This acquisition comes two years after Gallo obtained exclusive distribution rights in the United States.
In 2013, former TV presenter Amanda Thomson launched a successful zero-sugar wine brand called Thomson & Scott. Six years later, she went on to create Noughty, a zero-alcohol sparkling wine that has become a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.
Chinedu Rita Rosa went from working in wine in Nigeria, to business in Bordeaux. Now she is using her experience to help Nigerian wine importers and European producers connect with one another. Felicity Carter reports.
In our April 1st newsletter, we set out an objective. As part of an effort to encourage diversity of every kind in the industry, we will regularly report on, and interview, successful and up-and-coming members of the industry who do not conform to the old white, male stereotype.
Today we start with Caroline Diel of Schlossgut Diel in the Nahe in Germany.
Two Americans are rolling up their sleeves and diving into wines from German-speaking countries, on a mission to tell the world about them. Felicity Carter speaks to Paula Sidore, the co-founder of TRINK magazine.