While still lagging behind the more successful beer and spirits categories, global demand for no- and low-alcohol wine is on the rise. As the EU readies to reform de-alcoholised wine production, the European wine industry takes stock of future opportunities for the no- and low-alcohol wine category. Jacopo Mazzeo reports.
Casual social interactions with coworkers are important to a company's synergy and team building. The pandemic has changed these routines. Online wine tastings became popular as an alternative to in-person gatherings.
Dr. Sophie Ghvanidze and the International Wine Business students at Hochschule Geisenheim University conducted a study to find out how companies and their employees experienced online wine tastings as team building events and whether online tastings are likely to stick around after the pandemic ends.
This weekend’s Hospices de Beaune auction saw buying records smashed, and a result that was the second best in the event’s history. But, elsewhere, the price of Burgundy is falling. What’s going on? Felicity Carter takes a look.
The news about consumer behaviour during the pandemic has been contradictory, with the media reporting surging online wine sales alongside stories about people giving up drinking altogether. James Lawrence talks to retailers and distributors in Europe, to get their perspectives.