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Interview: Matthew Horkey Making a Living as a YouTuber
Matthew Horkey
zimmer@meininger.de Fri, 09/30/2022 - 12:16

In a rare interview, Matthew Horkey tells us what skills you need to be successful, how he engages with the platform and why wine is the next big thing on YouTube.

Reading time: 16m

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France's Top Wine Brands Woo US Consumers With More Affordable Wines

The producers of some of France’s most-valued wines also make very affordable négociant wines. Roger Morris updates their progress.

Reading time: 7m 30s

Champagne and Sparkling Wine – Booming US Sales

In 2021, thirsty US wine drinkers popped 69% more Champagne corks than the previous year. Some of that dramatic increase can be attributed to the impact of Covid on 2020, but sales are still growing and, as Sarah Philips McCartan reveals, France’s iconic fizz is not the only beneficiary of this trend.

Reading time: 5m

Glyphosate Can Be Used in the US Until at Least 2026

Following a decision by the the Environmental Protection Agency – EPA - US grape growers can continue to use Roundup to help to keep their vineyards free of weeds.

Reading time: 50s

Penfolds made in China

Penfolds, the renowned brand of Australian wine giant Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), is also producing in Ningxia, China (as Meininger's has reported). The first Chinese Penfolds wine is to be launched in October - first exclusively in China, but a global launch is planned for mid-2023, as reported in the Chinese trade media Vino Joy.

Reading time: 45s

"Know your customers"

D2C, direct-to-customer, becomes an increasingly more important distribution channel. At the same time, traditional retail has to fight to maintain its place. Is there an easy shortcut to the customer? In his guest commentary, Dr. Matthias Schu, e-food professional, gives us his opinion.

Reading time: 1m 45s

Alcohol-free Wines Raise their Game: Rising Stars from Germany

Meininger Verlag has tested 247 alcohol-free wines in one of the largest tastings for this category to date. Clemens Gerke reports on quality developments in this growing field.

Reading time: 5m 50s

100-Year Anniversary Zweigelt

Charming and bursting with juicy, red-berried fruit, Austria’s most popular and widely planted black grape variety celebrates its 100th birthday in 2022.

The Casalobos Winery is Put up to Public Auction for 1.7 Million Euros

Fully equipped to return to business immediately — a building of 5,000 square meters, the transfer of 35 hectares of vineyards of four varieties and machinery.

Organized by Escrapalia, the sale will be divided in two phases:

  • submission of bids until July 12, and
  • online auction until July 20.

WBWE Bulk Wine Fair Expected to Attract Record Numbers of Visitors

The Annual Bulk Wine Fair in Amsterdam has grown to become one of the main events on the wine calendar - despite, or perhaps thanks to, its down-to-earth ambience.

Reading time: 2m 35s

The Baseball Sommelier

One of the most famous baseball teams in the US has formed a partnership with a leading Master Sommelier.

Reading time: 2m

Germany: VDP Wines Punch Above Their Weight

VDP wineries may only represent 3% of the German market by volume, but their 10% of the value makes them very significant. It also explains the importance of  the annual Grosses Gewächs (Grand Cru) tasting. Alexandra Wrann of WEINWIRTSCHAFT takes a closer look.

Reading time: 2m 30s

Ukraine: Wine During Wartime

Ukraine has recently begun to rediscover its winemaking, receiving international recognition, obtaining ever higher marks at international competitions. However, all these challenges were nothing compared to the problems, which Ukrainian winemakers face due to the Russian invasion and war, which started in February 2022. Guest article by Jenia Nikolaichuk, Ukrainian wine expert and Andrii Tarasov (Hochschule Geisenheim University).

Reading time: 6m 50s