Fri, 11/27/2020 - 09:11

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.

As of Saturday, 28 November, China will hit Australian wine with tariffs of up to 212% - doubling or even tripling the price of Australian wine in China.

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 13:50

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

Vinitaly is the latest significant wine trade fair to changes its dates for 2021. Normally held in April each year, Vinitaly 2021 will be moved to 20-23 June, to run concurrently with Enolitech and Sol&Agrifood.

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 10:31

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

Belgian’s William Wouters has been elected the new president of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale. He replaces outgoing president Andrés Rosberg of Argentina, whose three-year term began in June 2017.

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 12:22

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.

One of the biggest mysteries during the pandemic is whether the boost in off-premise wine sales has made up for the ravaging of on-premise sales. Christian Miller of Full Glass Research thinks he has found a way to reconcile the numbers.

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 11:27

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

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted the demand for imported wine labels in Spain, according to a range of stakeholders involved in the market.

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 11:17

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.

Two US organisations, Diversity in Wine & Spirits and Wonder Women of Wine, have come together to launch a virtual jobs fair focused on diversity and inclusion. The Be the Change Job Fair will take place in early December.

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 10:32

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

Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris 2021, scheduled to take place in February 2021, have been moved to 14 to 16 June 2021. 

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 14:19

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

The demand for Bag-in-Box wines has surged in the UK and France, according to new research.

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 12:13

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

Vinexpo New York, scheduled to take place at Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Center in February 2020, has been cancelled.

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 12:03

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

Trade disputes with China and a worldwide recession haven’t slowed the growth of Australian wine exports, according to a new report released today. While volume is down, value is the highest it’s been since 2007.

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 11:28

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

DBR Lafite has appointed Philippe Rolet as General Manager of Viña Los Vascos in Chile and Bodegas CARO in Argentina. He has been tasked with developing DBR’s South American estates, both in the vineyards and abroad.

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:49

Michael Degen, Executive Director of Messe Düsseldorf, outlines the plan for ProWein 2021. Felicity Carter reports.

In a world where people have got used to networking and doing business over Zoom, do we still need trade fairs? And if so, can they be done safely?

That was the question posed by Michael Degen, Executive Director of Messe Düsseldorf, the company that produces ProWein each year.

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 12:00

The Meininger Excellence in Wine and Spirit awards are a top event on the European wine calendar. Postponed in 2020 because of the pandemic, the results were finally revealed in Düsseldorf this week.

This week, Meininger Verlag presented its coveted Excellence in Wine and Spirit awards to outstanding personalities and families in the international wine and spirits industry. The awards ceremony took place in Düsseldorf, at the close of the Meininger’s International Wine Conference.

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:10

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Thu, 10/15/2020 - 14:30

Australia’s wine institutions have been rocked by claims of plagiarism. Today, one of those institutions hit back. Jeni Port has the story.

Is it plagiarism? Or a case of misunderstanding? That's the question at the heart of a dispute involving some of Australia's leading wine institutions.