Wine

Devil's Advocate: What's Happening to Oak? Have we Passed Peak Barrique?

Robert Joseph takes an offbeat look at the changing way that oak is viewed by the wine industry.

Reading time: 4m

Discover Handcrafted Wines From South Caucasus

Armenia will present itself with indigenous grapes as cradle of wine for the first time in a masterclass at Meininger‘s.

Reading time: 3m 15s

Excellence from Eastern Europe

Purcari Wineries Group (Moldova) links 200 years tradition with modern technology and marketing / Most awarded producer in CEE.

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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.

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1924–2024: One Hundred Years of Delicato Family Wines

If the American Dream were to be summarised in a single story, there would be hardly a better example than that of the Indelicato family. Founded exactly a century ago, Delicato Family Wines—a onetime small winery in Manteca, California— has evolved into a global player.

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Millésime Bio: The Show Must Go On

Louise Hurren reports from Montpellier (France).

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Margaux Launches New Second Wine

2022 marks the first vintage from which Château Margaux has produced a second wine for its Pavillon Blanc.

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Wine Paris: International Breakthrough?

Wine Paris is experiencing steady growth, particularly with an increased international focus. Will the fair definitely move away from its franco-centric orientation? Alexandra Wrann and Robert Joseph report.

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Ciatti Report: Dynamics in the Bulk Wine Market

As every January, this month’s Ciatti Global Market Report looks back at the year just passed and ahead to the new one. If 2022 was characterised by rising annual inflation levels and a supply chain crisis, 2023 will be remembered for interest rates rises and slow buyer demand.

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Champagne Sales Decline

Despite growing export shares, global sales of the prestigious sparkling wine fell by 8.2% in 2023.

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ProWein Business Report: Challenging in Retrospect; Optimistic Looking Forward

Annually, the ProWein Business Report spotlights the wine industry's paramount issues. A unanimous consensus emerges on rising costs as the primary challenge. However, opinions diverge on strategies to counteract consumption decline. Alexandra Wrann reports.

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Australia’s Wine Swimming Pool

Three different problems converged on Australia’s wine producers, leaving them awash in excess wine. Felicity Carter hears what’s being done to drain the pool.

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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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The Grower-Champagne Success Story that Never Happened

Today, despite the increase in the media attention grower-Champagnes receive, they only produce around 18% of their region's fizz - compared to 25% at the turn of the century. Robert Joseph provides the background to a statistic many may find surprising.

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Seven Wine Trends in 2024

What are the underlying trends that are shaping the world of wine? Felicity Carter peers into her crystal ball.

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