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Wine Booms Online in South Korea
Daejeon International Wine Festival in South Korea
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The South Korean wine market is showing impressive growth. Behavioural shifts that evolved during the global pandemic, such as drinking at home, ordering and studying wine online, are becoming more widespread. New categories like natural, orange, biodynamic and lower alcohol wine are spiking consumer interest, and the demand for wine education is surging. The increasing popularity of wine amongst younger drinkers indicates additional growth opportunities for brand owners and producers. Louise Hurren reports.

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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.

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Alternative Packaging: Everything But Glass

Alternative packaging in the wine industry promotes climate benefits. What possibilities are there to replace the emission-intensive disposable glass? Vincent Messmer reports.

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UK Freezes Wine Tax Until 2025

The United Kingdom has one of the highest tax regimes on alcohol in the world. It was feared that a new regime to be applied next February would have made matters even worse, while introducing unworkable impracticality into the UK trade. Those threats have been lifted. For the moment.

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Champagne 2022: Big and Good

The 2022 harvest in Champagne, which began on 20 August, is over, and grapegrowers and winemakers are looking forward to replenishing the region's empty cellars with plentiful stocks of high quality wine.

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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.

Casa Sartori 1898: Traditions for Today’s Tastes

Family Sartori has an indissoluble bond to the rich traditions and wine culture of the Veneto region, and they pair this with an acute ear for the demands of modern consumers.

Wines of Romania

Romania, a country with a long and established wine culture, at ProWein.

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.

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The Baseball Sommelier

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

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VDP White GG 2021: Wide Field of White

A good 60 white wines other than Riesling entered the lineup at the preview. This large complement to the traditional white wine GGs is far more than a marginal note of the Wiesbaden preview. Some of the wines were of a particularly high standard. Christoph Nicklas reports.

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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