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The Chengdu fair is postponed in another blow to the Chinese wine trade

The Chengdu wine fair is the latest Chinese wine event to be postponed because of the coronavirus, reports Jim Boyce. Wine profits are already tumbling, as consumers stay home.

An American entrepreneur in Burgundy

The work that Michael Baum has been doing at Château de Pommard shows what an injection of energy - and money - can do. Richard Woodard reports.

Lugana roars ahead in export markets

The white wine from the Lugana DOC, situated near Lake Garda in Italy, has taken off.

Early bird discount for Meininger‘s International Conference ends soon

The Meininger’s International Wine Conference 2020, held the day before ProWein, puts younger consumers under the microscope - and you can get 10% of your registration if you enrol by midnight, 31 January 2020.

When you're faced with a terrible wine glass

Good glassware can definitely enhance a wine experience, says Robert Joseph. So what's a wine lover to do when a restaurant or other establishment has less than ideal glassware?

US direct to consumer wine sales remain strong

Despite recent doom-and-gloom reports about the US market, consumers are still buying plenty of wine. And they're doing it direct, according to a new report. Jason Sych has the story.

Hard seltzers threaten wine consumption in US

Hard selzters, a combination of fizzy water, fruit juice and alcohol, are eroding wine's share of the US beverage market. Jason Sych has the details.

Coronavirus and China's wine market

The outbreak of coronavirus has already impacted the Chinese economy. Jim Boyce considers its effect on the wine trade.

An argument for heavy wine bottles

Robert Joseph keeps hearing that the wine trade should stop producing heavy wine bottles. He offers another point of view.

Italian police uncover major wine fraud

Italian police have uncovered a wine fraud ring, responsible for faking more than a million litres of wine. Barnaby Eales has the story.

French wineries hit hard by US wine tariffs

French wineries are considering their options as their trade with the US collapses, while other Europeans watch the situation anxiously. Sophie Kevany reports.

Innovating to maintain tradition in Champagne

Émilien Boutillat joined Piper-Heidsieck at a time of rejuvenation. He discusses what's changed and what will never change.

EU unlocks more money for wine producers

In the wake of tumbling sales to the US, the EU has found more money for wine producers, to help them sell their wines. Barnaby Eales reports.

Sales of tariff-affected wines tumble in US market

The 25% tariffs on some European wines, imposed in October 2019, have hurt the wine trade on both sides of the Atlantic. Jeff Siegel hears about it from people on the front lines in the US.

Geisenheim University to present fourth culinary and wine tourism conference

Scientists, academics and wine and tourism professionals will come together to hear more about this growing discipline.