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China slaps tariffs of up to 212% on Australian wine

Australian wine has been caught in a diplomatic war of words between Canberra and Beijing. These new tariffs, which go into effect on Saturday, will have a devastating impact.

Vinitaly changes its 2021 dates

Vinitaly, which is normally held each April, is moving to June for 2021, to allow overseas visitors to attend multiple events in one trip.

The wine trade seeks a problem solver

Robert Joseph recalls the moment Burgundy changed forever and says that something similar is underway right now. Is there someone who can step up and develop the technology needed?

Six easy ways to improve a winery website

Writer Meg Maker recently surveyed wine communicators to find out what most delighted and annoyed them about winery websites. She discovered they wanted six simple changes to websites.

Wine2Wine is not just online, but interactive

The ever-innovative Wine2Wine conference has moved online for 2020. But this isn’t your average Zoom webinar – it will use a highly interactive, social based system called Swapcard.

William Wouters elected new president of the ASI

The world’s premier sommelier body has elected a Belgian to be its new president.

Wines from German-speaking lands find a new champion

Two Americans are rolling up their sleeves and diving into wines from German-speaking countries, on a mission to tell the world about them. Felicity Carter speaks to Paula Sidore, the co-founder of TRINK magazine.

How many off-premise sales make up for on-premise losses?

As restaurants shuttered, on-premise wine sales plunged. So how many bottles do producers need to sell in the off-trade to make up for the loss? Jeff Siegel says one researcher may have the answer.

Spain's wine import market collapses

Spaniards were buying small, but significant quantities of imported wines. That demand is now over, finds James Lawrence.

A virtual job fair launched to promote diversity and inclusion

US organisations Diversity in Wine & Spirits and Wonder Women of Wine have come together to create a virtual jobs fair focused on diversity and inclusion.

Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris moved to June 2021

Originally scheduled for February 2021, Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris have been moved to later in the year.

Surge in Bag-in-Box sales in UK and France

Wine drinkers stuck at home during the pandemic found themselves turning to the Bag-in-Box.

Vinexpo New York 2021 cancelled

The pandemic has claimed another victim, as Vinexpo New York announces it will not return to Manhattan in 2021.

Australian exports grow despite tensions with China

The value of Australian wine exports grew in the year to September 2020, including in its main market of China, despite trade tensions.

New role for Philippe Rolet at DBR Lafite

Philippe Rolet has been appointed general manager of Viña Los Vascos in Chile - a role he will assume as soon as travel becomes possible.