EPI Group, one of France’s major luxury companies, has bought a majority stake in Napa importer Folio Fine Wine Partners.
Leading Champagne brand Philipponnat has unveiled plans to create an online sales portal.
Château Fonplegade is the latest Bordeaux chateau to become certified biodynamic. The Right Bank property has been organic since 2013, and as of this year can display the Biodyvin label.
Les Caves de Pyrene, the London-based distributor, importer and retailer, has launched a new export arm to tap into new growth markets for natural and organic wines.
The results of the world’s biggest Riesling competition are out – and show that less well-known regions are now producing award-winning wines.
Australian winemakers and viticulturists now have a new resource for tackling climate change – a graphics heavy Climate Atlas, that shows how climate change will change their region. The goal of the atlas is to give the wine industry the information it needs to plan.
Henkell Frexienet, the world’s biggest sparkling wine company, hit a turnover of more than €1bn ($1.12bn) in 2019, thanks in part by the unstoppable growth of Prosecco.
The pandemic has inspired more Chinese consumers to not only drink more wine, but spend more on it, according to a recent report from Wine Intelligence.
Spanish winemaker Alvaro Palacios has launched an online sales platform, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020 edition of Mediobanca’s annual wine industry survey reveals that more than 60% of the Italian wine companies surveyed expect their sales to fall this year. Their overall outlook is more pessimistic than it was in 2009, at the height of the global financial crisis.
Grape yields for Cava production in Spain are to be cut by almost 17% this year, the Cava DO regulatory body has announced. Maximum yields will be reduced from 12,00 kilos per hectare to 10,000 kilos per hectare for the 2020 vintage, the Cava DO said.
The popularity of Australian Chardonnay is in resurgence, buoyed by rising global demand and last year’s small harvest. Yet the grape has been ripped out of Australian soils since 2016.
Prosecco is about to turn pink, which the Prosecco DOC Consorzio hopes can help the industry at a particularly tough time.