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The impact of the pandemic on German wine producers

A new report from Geisenheim University charts the impact of the novel coronavirus on Germany’s wine sector - and the news is grim. Felicity Carter looks at the winners and losers.

New ways to get wine into consumer hands

The days of consumer wine tastings are over for the time being. What can the wine trade do instead to get consumers to sample something new? Robert Joseph has some thoughts.

European wine industry joins glass recycling project

The Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins, which represents a majority of European wine producers, has joined an initiative to promote glass recycling. It hopes to achieve a 90% recycling rate. 

Vinexpo releases its fair dates

Vinexpo Hong Kong will now take place in February 2021, replacing the show that was scheduled for July 2020.

Chianti Classico launches a regional portal

The Chianti Classico consortium has used the lockdown period to create a digital gateway to the region. 

Listening to Levi Dalton

New York sommelier Levi Dalton is the man behind wine’s most successful podcast. Jason Sych finds out how he does it.

Another mix-up in Australian vineyards

Ampelographers have discovered that some Australian Petit Manseng is actually Gros Manseng. 

How wineries can survive a recession

While other companies were hurting during the Great Recession, Delicato Family Wines grew at double digits. Felicity Carter finds out how they did it.

Wine market knowledge more important than ever

Robert Joseph says that as economies begin to open up, there will be new pressures on wine retail. One way to cope is to arm yourself with knowledge.

Issue 2, 2020 now available!

The latest issue of Meininger’s Wine Business International is now available online to subscribers. If you’re not a subscriber, sign up for a 14-day free trial to unlock the content. 

Back to wine basics

The pandemic is making consumers choose the safe and familiar, including in wine. Robert Joseph says it's time for wine producers to make life simpler for them.

Inside the Vancouver Wine Festival

Felicity Carter spends time at the wine fair and hears an argument for declaring French wines the greatest in the world.

The rise of the virtual wine tasting

Although wine is a tactile pleasure, Covid-19 is driving it into the digital space. Jason Sych reports on the pivot to virtual.

The evolution of Maremma

Michèle Shah explores Maremma in Tuscany, one of Italy’s most promising wine regions.

The problem with orange wine

More than two decades after two Collio winemakers bottled a skin-fermented white wine, orange wine still polarises opinions, says Simon J. Woolf.