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Deal between UK and New Zealand

Wine is one of key winners in the UK-New Zealand trade agreement.

Russian stock exchange sends a message to the wine world

Shares of Russian alcohol companies rose on news of the introduction of a lockdown from 28 October. What other factors could be behind the volatility in the Russian market? Meininger investigates.

Mixing it up in Italy

Robert Joseph discovers a trio of wines at Vinitaly Special Edition that make him rethink his position.

Suspicion of counterfeiting in Catalonia

Giant Spanish wine company denies fraudulent labelling and accuses police of acting on behalf of its competitors. Barnaby Eales reports.

González Byass consolidates its Chilean portfolio

The Spanish company takes total control of Viñedos Veramonte and Neyen Apalta Estate.

First woman at front

The AOC Languedoc, which emerged from the AOC Coteaux du Languedoc in 2007, gets its first female general manager.

Romania, South Africa and Spain increase bulk exports to Germany, while Italy, Chile and the US all lose sales.

No other country now imports more wine than Germany. In this market overview, using data from the World Bulk Wine Fair’s Bulk Wine Club we analyse where most of that wine comes from – and the broad range of prices between producing countries.

Bordeaux ups its game in China

As Australia continues to suffer from punitive sanctions applied by Beijing, France’s biggest region moves to regain its dominance of the wine market. Natalie Wang of Vino Joy News reports.

Italian wine production: the state of play in October 2021

In Italy, where so much buying and selling of grapes and bulk wine takes place every year, the 25 leading wine brokers have a unique insight into production and market trends. Veronika Crecelius of Weinwirtschaft magazine talks to Andrea Verlicchi president of Med.&A, the association that brings together these businesses to discover the impact the 2021 vintage is likely to have on the availability and prices of some of the most popular styles of wine.

Dressed-down Vinitaly

Robert Joseph visits Vinitaly 'Special Edition' and discovers a very different atmosphere to the Vinitaly events he is used to.

Rieussec rings the changes in Sauternes

The beautiful poor relation of the red Crus Classés of Bordeaux, Sauternes is desperately in need of imagination and inspiration. The owners of Châteaux Lafite and Rieussec are facing up to the challenge. Robert Joseph wonders whether others will follow their example.

Vinexpo Shanghai quietly cancelled

Organisers cite Chinese health restrictions as the cause of cancellation.

Organic trade fair goes hybrid

Millésime Bio will take place both digitally and on-site in Montpellier in 2022.

Who's Who in South Africa

The wine industry of the Cape has had an even more turbulent time during the pandemic than most of its counterparts elsewhere. James Lawrence reports on how it is fighting back, and key players in its industry.

Pioneering Argentine producer, Bernardo Weinert, has died, aged 88

Bernardo Weinert, founder of Bodega & Cavas de Weinert in Argentina died on September 28th in Buenos Aires.

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