In 2013, former TV presenter Amanda Thomson launched a successful zero-sugar wine brand called Thomson & Scott. Six years later, she went on to create Noughty, a zero-alcohol sparkling wine that has become a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.
Donald M. Hess, passed away at the age of 86 on January 30th, 2023 in Bern, Switzerland. He will be particularly remembered for pioneering winemaking in California and Argentina and for his love of the arts.
The Italian Wine Crypto Bank (IWCB) has developed a digital sommelier. The system that has been dubbed ‘Personal GPT Sommelier’ will be used in the ‘hybrid wine bar’ BG3.0 Winebank in Bergamo from March on.
Robert Joseph wonders whether the focus on using sophisticated technology to remove alcohol from wine hasn't distracted producers from making beverages that taste good. And maybe more like the kind of wine most people really want to drink.
Energy costs, supply chain issues and the economic crisis - these are the topics that are of the greatest concern to the wine industry in 2022 and 2023. This is the conclusion of the ProWein Business Report, for which Geisenheim University surveyed a total of 2,500 industry representatives from 47 countries in November 2022.
The story of Austrian sparkling wine begins with a great love affair between a Champagne cellar master and a young Viennese woman. It has continued with many innovations over the years. Today, Sekt Austria (PDO) belongs among the exciting high-quality trends that will be sparkling in wine glasses this holiday season.
Apart from late harvest and sweet wine specialties, the Austrian grape harvest is near completion. Austrian winegrowers faced challenges in terms of climate and production costs in the year 2022. The course of the weather required attentive care, but the resulting quality looks very good, and particularly good for red wines. The strong demand for Austrian wine at home and abroad should help absorb increased costs for energy and packaging materials.
From 13 to 15 February 2023, Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris will once again open its doors as the first major wine and spirits fair of the year. While the exhibition is dominated by French exhibitors and visitors, international participation is growing. Iris Trenkner-Panwitz reports.
Most wineries make every mistake when they sell their wine. With a new generation of consumers now quickly moving on to spirits and cocktails, the world of wine better solve the problem soon, or it will be left far behind. Paul Wagner wrote a book about it.
Hochschule Geisenheim University and the Association of German Sparkling Wine Producers studied Germany’s sparkling wine market. How much is consumed and when—and who’s drinking it? A report by Professor Dr Gergely Szolnoki, Christoph Kiefer and Dr Alexander Tacer.