News

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 17:31

JaM Cellars may not be a name associated with super premium Napa Valley wines, but its purchase of the Uptown Theatre in the heart of the town of Napa, ensures that many local residents and visitors to the region are familiar with the brand.

Reading time: 1m 25s


Fri, 06/24/2022 - 11:43

A month-long drought and unusually high temperatures for this time of year are threatening Italy's agriculture. Crop losses are expected, especially in the northwest of the country and in parts of the northeast, Lazio, Puglia, Calabria and Sicily. Veronika Crecelius reports.

Reading time: 1m 55s


Fri, 06/17/2022 - 09:25

Bayer, the German pharmaceutical giant, suffered a setback in the US when the Supreme Court allowed cases to proceed against its subsidiary Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller whose allegedly carcinogenic ingredient, glyphosate, is widely used by the wine industry.

Reading time: 2m 10s


Thu, 06/16/2022 - 18:14

A year on, COVID-19 already feels like something of the past in many countries, but the shock it gave global business – subsequently compounded by the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict this March – is still being felt and has ensured that, although pulling clear of the pandemic itself, 2022 is another year far from the old normal. An outlook by winebroker Angelo Cotrone.

Reading time: 2m 10s


Fri, 06/10/2022 - 09:30

Moldova, is a significant wine exporter, despite its small population and area. Until now, however, it has often gone unnoticed. This year, thanks in part to the tragic events taking place in its neighbour, Ukraine, that has changed.

Reading time: 1m


Thu, 06/09/2022 - 22:59

New research from California confirms that wine no longer is as popular with American consumers as it was. But the people who are drinking it are spending more.

Reading time: 2m 35s


Thu, 06/02/2022 - 13:20

Two years after the imposition of tariffs by the Chinese government that threatened to destroy its huge Chinese business, Penfolds is launching a wine from the Ningxia region under its own brand. Robert Joseph reports.

Reading time: 1m 50s


Tue, 05/24/2022 - 17:35

A French company is planning to launch a new commercial yeast in 2023 that might help wineries produce wines with 13.5% from grapes that might otherwise have produced 15%.

Reading time: 1m 30s

 


Tue, 05/24/2022 - 12:27

In its latest annual report, US online retailer, Drizly, reveals that the youngest wine drinkers in the US say they are going to drink more red wine - or non-alcoholic beverages. Wine also seems to be a popular gift.

Reading time: 1m 30s


Tue, 05/24/2022 - 11:30

While the Napa Valley still gets the most attention, the seaboard hills of Sonoma are increasingly attractive to winemakers looking for conditions that will survive climate change.

Reading time: 1m 30s


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.

Reading time: 3m 15s


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.

Reading time: 2 minutes


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.

Reading time: 1m 10s


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.

Reading time: 45s


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?

Reading time: 2 minutes