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Casa Santos Lima’a 2u Lisbon wine became the biggest selling red wine brand in Finland last year. Pictured here are vineyards in the Algarve, where the company has planted 50 ha of vines.

Portugal rides export wave

While exports from European competitors decreased last year, Portuguese still wine exports increased in value and volumes. Galvanised by the rise of exports, Portugal’s bigger companies face the challenge of raising the low average export prices.

Barnaby Eales has the story.

Benvenuto Brunello drops out

The new vintages of Brunello will no longer be presented at Anteprime di Toscana

South Africa ends alcohol

Sales of alcohol is allowed again. The branch gets support by the government.

Chianti and Brunello reduce yields

Prices to remain in balance.

Barefoot wine from Germany

Gallo adds a Riesling from the Palatinate to its line.

Pleasure without remorse: The best non-alcoholic wines

Non-alcoholic beverages are in vogue. Wine without alcohol is becoming increasingly important in this growth segment. More and more de-alcoholised wines are coming onto the market. The quality of the products is steadily increasing. Germany's renowned wine trade magazine WEINWIRTSCHAFT has tested more than 160 non-alcoholic wines in the largest tasting to date. 

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Portugal rides export wave

While exports from European competitors decreased last year, Portuguese still wine exports increased in value and volumes. Galvanised by the rise of exports, Portugal’s bigger companies face the challenge of raising the low average export prices.

Barnaby Eales has the story.

Who's responsible for terroir: God, nature or man?

Robert Joseph has a few offbeat thoughts about the relationship between man and the earth.

Online Wine Tastings: The German Winemakers’ Perspective     

Online wine tastings were booming during the pandemic. Scientists at the Hochschule Geisenheim University wanted to know how winegrowers deal with this new marketing tool.

Winery customers as brand ambassadors

As more winery sales go digital, branded gear proves to be a winner. 

Roger Morris has explored the world of wine merchandising.