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Thu, 05/19/2022 - 21:14

At the first ProWein trade fair in three years, the wine industry was experiencing – like every other industry – inflationary costs, a global supply chain crisis and a shortage of dry goods. It is undoubtedly a difficult environment in which to do business, and fairs like ProWein can provide an important opportunity to gain clearer visibility of market pitfalls and find solutions face-to-face. An outlook by winebroker Angelo Cotrone.

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Thu, 05/12/2022 - 23:18

Australia’s deepening grape over-supply crisis reached new heights this week with the announcement from Casella Family Brands that it was placing 7258ha of its vineyards on the market. Jeni Port tells us the story behind the deal.

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Wed, 05/11/2022 - 14:14

While Russian and Ukrainian troops bombard each other with heavy artillery, Kiev's IT specialists are quietly using their computer skills to undermine Russian daily life.

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Wed, 05/11/2022 - 12:19

Famous Napa wine brands now live under the same roof as hemp-induced cider, illustrating the collapse in the boundaries between different kinds of beverage.

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Tue, 05/10/2022 - 12:55

The two largest reservoirs in the biggest wine producing region in the US are dangerously empty. What does this mean for entry-level California wine?

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Tue, 05/10/2022 - 10:30

In 1971, Domaines Peyronie, bought a trademark called Chateau Pauillac which they began to use on the bottles of wine they produced on a small plot of land. Half a century later, that decision has proved controversial.

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Fri, 05/06/2022 - 00:27

While tokenization of assets such as wine is still in an early stage of its development, it is already of increasing economic importance. Michael Paul Kramer, Jochen Heussner and Prof. Dr. Jon H. Hanf of Geisenheim University report.

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Thu, 05/05/2022 - 12:08

Following the disastrous frosts of 2021, and increasingly variable crops, producers of IGP Pays d’Oc wines are looking to introduce Champagne-style reserves to enable them to offer regular supplies.

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Tue, 05/03/2022 - 18:41

As US states legalise cannabis, tax revenues from the drug now already exceed the money they get from alcohol.

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Fri, 04/29/2022 - 12:11

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has just published the 2021 key figures for the wine industry. In some ways it looks as though things are returning to normal but continuing Covid uncertainties on the one hand, and the war with its sanctions, supply chain disruption and rising costs for wholesale products and energy on the other hand, the future is less than clear.

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Wed, 04/27/2022 - 17:29

The US authorities have stepped in to limit the health claims that can be made by producers of wine and other alcoholic beverages.

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Wed, 04/27/2022 - 17:24

Price increases might hit wineries hard.

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Thu, 04/21/2022 - 14:03

As British PM, Boris Johnson signs new trade deals with India in Delhi, Australia’s wine industry celebrates its country’s new FTA with the subcontinent. But how far will it go towards filling the hole left by China?

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Thu, 04/14/2022 - 13:17

Constellation Brands, the world's largest wine group reported modest sales growth in its annual and fourth quarter 2022 financial results. Over the year and in the fourth quarter sales grew by 2% and 8% respectively.

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Thu, 04/14/2022 - 13:13

Bastian Mingers will leave Messe Düsseldorf on June 1, 2022, the trade show confirmed. Mingers will still organize ProWein from May 15-17, 2022, as project manager. Michael Degen, divisional director of Messe Düsseldorf, will then take over the management of ProWein on a provisional basis until a successor is named.

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