Douro Boys Call for Reforms

In an open letter to the Ministry of Agriculture and the IVDP, a group of 26 producers, winemakers, and journalists have called for urgent reforms to the wine industry in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Douro Valley.

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Ciatti Report: It's Quiet on the Bulk Wine Market - But There Are Great Opportunities

As is normal for July, with summer holidays underway, the Northern Hemisphere’s bulk wine markets are quiet. But now could be an opportune time to build a brand.

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Smaller Harvests Impact the Bulk Wine Market

The 2023 vintage from Argentina enters the bulk wine market with a very low harvest. Prices are not as high as they should be due to the poor harvest.

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Confusing New Wine Taxes Threaten UK Wine Market

In the 1980s and 1990s, the United Kingdom was the world’s most valuable and influential export market for wine. Largely as a result of increased competition from other countries, more recently exacerbated by Brexit, it has lost that role. A new tax regime will make it even less attractive to exporters. Robert Joseph reports.

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“Riesling is incredibly close to our heart” – Best of Riesling 2023

The Riesling marathon is over and the winners have been determined: almost 1,600 wines from 14 countries of origin entered the race and were on the tasting tables from mid-May to early June. The Australian 2022 Logan Ridge of Tears Riesling Orange was chosen as the best “dry Riesling from the New World”.

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Fine Wine on the Decline?

As traditional investment assets see growth in the second quarter, the fine wine marketplace "Liv-ex" finds itself grappling with a decline in value, and it's not alone in its downturn.

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Australia Hopes to Replace China With Other Asian Markets

Following the collapse of its Chinese market, Australia has been forced to adapt its strategy and target emerging Asian markets. Peter Douglas reports.

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The EU Proposes a Framework for Healthy Soils

The EU Commission has published a proposal for a legal framework to better protect soils. Until now, there has been hardly any legal basis for soil protection, in contrast to air and water, which is why the EU Parliament and other institutions had called on the Commission to develop one.

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South Africa Has a Historically Small Harvest

South Africa experienced a cool harvest season that resulted in low volumes for the 2023 vintage.

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A New Champagne from 50 Cent

The Terroirs et Vignerons de Champagne (TEVC) cooperative group will in future produce Champagne for the "Le Chemin du Roi" brand of Sire Champagne, a subsidiary of Hoboken, New Jersey-based Sire Spirits - the company owned by U.S. rapper Curtis Jackson, aka '50 Cent'.

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An Interview with Caro Maurer, Master of Wine: “Not an Elitist Group”

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.

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Constellation Brands Buys Domaine Curry

Constellation Brands has bought the Napa Valley luxury wine brand Domaine Curry. The acquisition took place following a strategic realignment into the premium segment.

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Jackson Family Wines Invests in England

Jackson Family Wines is making significant investments in England, including acquiring the CEO of its future competitor, Gusbourne.

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Symington is Leading the Way in Sustainability

Symington is being recognized as the first winery for its sustainable initiatives with the new government certification from Instituto da Vinha e do Vinho (IVV) and ViniPortugal.

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Treasury Wine Estates' Innovative AI-based Marketing Approach

Big companies are already using AI to get a competitive advantage. Felicity Carter finds out about a new project from Treasury Wine Estates.

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