Fri, 01/22/2021 - 08:55

Union Champagne reports drop in sales and targeted yield level.

The president of the cooperative grouping Union Champagne, Dominique Babé, has announced during the annual general meeting, this time virtual, a decline in champagne sales of 15 percent compared to the previous year. 

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 09:38

Both companies are planning to work more intensely on worldwide consumer research.

International alcoholic beverage market research firm International Wines and Spirits Record (IWSR) has announced the acquisition of Wine Intelligence. According to the company, Wine Intelligence is the world's leading wine consumption research firm.

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 09:40

The online wine retailer sees continued shift to e-commerce., one of the USA‘s leading online wine retailer, closed calendar year 2020 with $329 million in revenue, representing 119% year-over-year growth according to the company. For the most recent quarter, ending 12/31/20, revenue was $111 million, up 64% over the prior year.

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:58

The wine consumption in Germany has risen.

Germans are drinking more wine.

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:48


The southern French cooperative regulates the succession.

The Vignobles Foncalieu wine cooperative, based in the Aude department in the south of France, has appointed a new president. Jean-Marie Cassignol replaced the previous President Michel Servage in his office on December 17, 2020.

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 15:06

A new market research project has shown, once again, that Germany’s historic sparkling wine brands are still a force to be reckoned with.

A study of German consumers has revealed the sparkling wine brands that have the strongest brand resonance. At the top is Rotkäppchen, followed Freixenet and Fürst von Metternich. 

Tue, 12/15/2020 - 11:01

The historic Massandra winery founded by Prince Leo Golitsyn, was sold on 14 December. Igor Serdyuk has the story.

The historic Massandra estate, one of the largest wine producers in Crimea, was sold yesterday at auction to the Yuzhny Proyect (Southern Project) company for 5,327 bn rubles ($72.4m), with no competition from other serious bidders. 

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 10:41

It’s long been rumoured that cling film can remove TCA contamination from wine. The scientists have now passed judgement, says Robert Joseph, and sales of clingfilm are sure to follow.

While scientists across the planet are delighting us with the speed of their Covid-19 vaccine development, a small team of researchers at the University of Bordeaux have come up with something to delight wine lovers: a way to reduce TCA (2,4,6-trichloroanisole) in wine.

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 11:35

Germany’s new Covid-19 restrictions have made ProWein 2021 untenable. 

ProWein 2021, scheduled to be held over five days in March 2021, has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. ProWein will next take place from 27 to 29 March 2022.

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.