Wine

Concha Y Toro Introduces a Low-Calorie Wine

The Chilean powerhouse launches 'Belight' Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé with an ABV of 8.5%.

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Burgundy Export Sales Reach an All-Time High

Despite a decrease in export volume, the high prices in 2022 have propelled Burgundy to achieve a new sales record.

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Research Suggests That Alcohol Has Some Positive Effects

Recent findings suggest that light to moderate alcohol consumption could potentially reduce the risk of heart disease by reducing stress signaling in the brain. This research highlights the importance of understanding the connection, especially given the association between alcohol consumption and cancer. Peter Douglas reports.

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"We need to do more around diversity and inclusion." An Interview with Julian Gore-Booth, IMW

Julian Gore-Booth became Executive Director of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) in October 2022. Robert Joseph caught up with him to learn more about his plans for the IMW.

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Ciatti Report: Prices Are Softening. Here’s Why

Bulk wine suppliers around the world are trying to cover elevated input costs, so pricing on a number of wines in a number of markets can be characterised as “softening” but not falling sharply. Here's why.

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Bulk Wine Gaining Traction

Despite smaller quantities, the global trade of bulk wine has experienced a significant increase in value. Driving factors include uncertainty and inflation. New Zealand stands among the winners, while Spain continues to struggle for survival.

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France Gets Green Light to Distill Wine as Surplus Crisis Looms

The European Commission has given France a go-ahead to distil wine surpluses, with final consultations still underway.

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News from Robert Mondavi

The renowned To-Kalon Vineyard is now certified organic. In addition, Kurtis Ogasawara has been promoted to Director of Winemaking at the Robert Mondavi Winery.

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OIV Elects New Director-General

The New Zealander Dr. John Barker has been elected as the new Director-General of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).

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Gérard Bertrand and the Renaissance of Rosé and Orange Wines

Can rosé ever be considered fine wine? Gérard Bertrand not only thinks so, he launched the most expensive rosé in the world to prove it. Now he’s got his sights set on orange wine, as Robert Joseph reports.

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Devil's Advocate: Time to Take a Fresh Look at Bag-in-Box. For a Different Reason

Robert Joseph suggests that the way we are drinking wine is changing - and that this may represent a big opportunity for Bag in Box.

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Wine Declines, Table Grapes Rise

The global grape production slightly declined in 2022. However, the production of table and dried grapes surged. Wine is among the biggest losers.

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Bordeaux: Crisis or Opportunity?

France's prestigious Bordeaux region is struggling with too much wine and too little demand. Here's how the wine-growing region is planning to fight its way out of the crisis. Alexandra Wrann reports.

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Unlocking the Potential of Lithuania's Wine Market

Despite double digit inflation, per capita income is rising in Lithuania, driving a boom in restaurants plus a demand for Champagne. Felicity Carter visits their wine fair to find out more.

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Artadi: a Different Approach to Rioja

The family-owned Spanish winery Artadi is a low-intervention winery that has left the DOCa Rioja behind them. Their approach has led them into the global spotlight. Peter Douglas and Alexandra Wrann report. 

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