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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.


Mon, 10/12/2020 - 12:28

Sicily has often inspired the work of Dolce & Gabbana, so it seems natural for them to work with a Sicilian winery.

Sicilian winery Donnafugata and Italian fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana are collaborating on a makeover of Tancredi, Donnafugata’s flagship wine.


Sun, 10/11/2020 - 18:38

When Italian winemaker Valentina Passalacqua became embroiled in controversy, her former supporters  quickly turned their backs. Simon Woolf investigates – and discovers it’s the natural wine world that needs to answer some questions.

On 1 August, 24 grape pickers began working their way across an 80-ha estate of organic vines in the Foggia district of Puglia. They’ll harvest around 1,000kg of grapes per picker per day, in return for which they’ll be paid €42 ($48.45) per day — €6 per hour — after taxes.


Fri, 10/09/2020 - 11:46

The results of the Meininger’s Red Wine Award are out and they show significant jumps in the quality of Pinot Noir, among others.
 

The results from the Meininger’s Red Wine Award have been revealed, and Weingut Rings from Freinsheim in the Rhineland Palatinate was given the prestigious “Collection of the Year 2020” award for their collection of fine red wines.


Wed, 10/07/2020 - 15:09

ProWein 2021 will be going ahead as planned. Because of Covid restrictions, fewer people can be admitted each day, so the fair itself has been lengthened.
 

ProWein is to extend its 2021 fair by two days, to include Friday, 19 March and Saturday, 20 March 2021. The fair will now take place over five days, from the Saturday until Wednesday, 23 March 2021.


Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:30

Owners of a Schweigen winery woke up on Wednesday to find some of their most valuable vines had been sprayed with diesel.

On Tuesday night this week, unknown persons sprayed about 600 Spätburgunder vines with diesel. The vineyard belongs to Andreas and Nina Grimm, of Weingut Andreas Grimm in Schweigen in the Rheinland Palatinate. An area of 0.15ha is affected and Grimm estimates the damage at €12,000.


Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:07

González Byass has brought the traditional production of Pedro Ximénez back to the Sherry region, using age-old methods for making sweet wines.
 

González Byass, one of Spain’s best-known Sherry makers, has plunged back into the traditional production of Pedro Ximénez (PX), one of the three white grapes used in the production of Sherry.


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