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.
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.
Wine.com, 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.
Germans are drinking more wine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.