Soon after Messe Düsseldorf announced that ProWein was postponed, members of the wine trade began to make alternative arrangements, as not everybody can cancel flights or hotels rooms.
Vinitaly, the annual Italian wine fair, has been postponed until June 2020.
Scheduled to be held in late April, the fair has been postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Vinitaly takes place in Verona in northern Italy, where a cluster of cases have been confirmed.
Psâgot Jerusalem Mountain Vineyards has released a wine named in honour of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Vinexpo Hong Kong is the latest wine fair to change its schedule in response to the Covid-19 epidemic.
ProWein, the world’s most important wine trade fair, has been cancelled in response to the spread of Covid-19.
Languedoc producer Les Vignobles Foncalieu has set itself the goal of becoming one of France’s top producers of rosé.
The good news for South African wine is that it's had a bump from the Trump Administration's 25% tariff on French, Spanish, German, and British wine. What's not as clear is how long that will continue.
Vinitaly, the wine show for Italian wines, is to go ahead this year as scheduled, despite the presence of COVID-19 in Italy.
Italy struck gold at the MUNDUS VINI spring tasting this year, with Italian producers taking home a swag of 658 medals, including 4 Great Gold, 321 Gold and 333 Silver).
Premiere Napa Valley, the annual auction of the Napa Valley Vintners, has raised $3.9m – up from $3.7m last year.
After ten years of deliberation, Crus Bourgeois du Médoc has a new classification. The wines are now divided into three categories: Cru Bourgeois, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur and Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel. The new classification will appear on labels from the 2018 vintage onwards.
Exports of French wine and spirits soared by 5.9% in 2019 – but not because of positive trends. Doom, gloom and uncertainty led to US importers panic buying French wine in 2019, resulting in a record year for French wine exports.
Stuart Bourne, the winemaker of Soul Growers, has been named the 2020 Barossa Winemaker of the Year by the Barons of Barossa.
ProWine Singapore is the latest wine fair to be cancelled due to worries over COVID-19 outbreak. The event was scheduled for 31 March to 3 April 2020 at Singapore Expo, alongside the inaugural FHA-Food & Beverage event.
As of March 1, 2020, Dr. Emilio Pedron will no longer lead the Bertani Domaines group. Retiring from active service, he will be followed by Ettore Nicoletto, CEO of the Santa Margherita group.