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Science and the Future of the Wine Industry - The Long Read

Interview with Antonio Graça of Sogrape

In this exclusive lengthy interview with Antonio Graça head of Research and Development at Sogrape, Meininger’s editor at large, Robert Joseph picked his brain about topics ranging from Portuguese and international grape varieties, to gene-editing, the role of wild yeasts in terroir character, robot tasters – and his latest climate research project that brings together wine, wheat and olives.

Reading time: 17m 55s

 

The Domino Effect: Will the Russian Wine Market Collapse?

The war with Ukraine unleashed by Vladimir Putin has already caused huge numbers of casualties and led to the displacement of millions of refugees. Sergey Panov reports about the difficult situation in Russia and its effects for the Russian wine market.

Reading time: 4m 40s

Margin Call: a Few Thoughts on Pricing and Profit

Robert Joseph questions the way wine is priced, and some lessons the industry might learn from Starbucks.

Reading time: 4m 30s

US Wine Market 2022 – Observations and Predictions

In an exclusive broad-ranging interview for Meininger’s, Rob McMillan of the Silicon Valley Bank offered a view of the current and future of the US wine industry from the perspective of an informed financial analyst. Find the full interview HERE.

Reading time: 2m 40s

Future of the US Wine Industry

Interview with Rob McMillan of the Silicon Valley Bank

In an exclusive broad-ranging interview for Meininger’s, Rob McMillan of the Silicon Valley Bank offered Robert Joseph, editor at large of Meininger’s Wine Business International, a view of the current and future of the US wine industry from the perspective of an informed financial analyst.

Reading time: 12m 40s

New editor-in-chief for Meininger's Wine Business International

Dr. Anja Zimmer has taken over as editor-in-chief of the online publication, MEININGER'S WINE BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL. She succeeds Alexandra Wrann, who became co-editor-in-chief of WEINWIRTSCHAFT at the beginning of 2022. 

NFTs and Wine - The Long Read

Almost overnight, NFTs - Non-Fungible Tokens have come from nowhere in the art world to become a market worth more than a quarter of the value of the US wine trade. Now they are moving into wine. In this extensive article, Robert Joseph attempts to throw some light on a very complex picture.

Reading time: 16 m

For a shorter version (reading time 8m 20s), click here.

NFTs and Wine: the Pros and Cons

The new technology platform which has already taken the art world by storm, is changing the way wine is traded. Will it open a path to new consumers? Robert Joseph reports.

Reading time: 8m 20s

Are you looking for more background information? For a Long Read that offers a deeper dive, click here (reading time 16m).

The 2022 ProWein Report: the Mood of the Global Industry. A Green Future?

Every year, Geisenheim University launches an online survey of the wine industry and produces a report for ProWein. Robert Joseph reports.

Reading time: 3m 35s