Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine raises unhappy memories in Georgia which suffered a similar fate in 2008 - as well as current fears there and in Moldova which will also have to provide sanctuary to Ukrainians who flee across its border
As the wine world begins to come to terms with a Post-Covid-19, 'new normal', buyers of bulk wine consider the opportunities and challenges that face them. An analysis by winebroker Angelo Cotrone from Ciatti.
New World brands have been important to the German wine market. They anticipated trends and helped to set new stylistic benchmarks. Today, this is only partly true, but the strongest brands are still doing well, as Clemens Gerke discovers.
US researchers have discovered that age and sex drives wine drinkers' attitudes towards how grapes are grown and that a surprising number of professionals believe calories and carbohydrates to be important too.
Once, continuity of supply was an essential factor for almost any product that was not sold from a market stall. Then Zara introduced the notion of When It's Gone It's Gone to clothes buyers who learned to grab bargains in its shops when they saw them. The online version of that model is now being adopted by a wine industry that often has excess inventory.
Hybrid grapes used to be treated with disdain by the wine industry. Now German enthusiasm for new varieties of resistant varieties European moves against chemical treatments are helping to support their cause