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Thu, 09/08/2022 - 23:59

The Swedish alcohol monopolist Systembolaget plans to halve its emissions across the entire value chain within eight years. By 2045, the company is aiming for climate neutrality.

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Thu, 09/08/2022 - 22:38

In these times, it becomes almost the rule that heat, drought, hail or storms threaten the grapes. Nevertheless, the yield forecasts in Europe are different this year, as the examples of France and Spain show.  

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Fri, 09/02/2022 - 16:46

Spain’s Transformation: Sherpa Capital launches €25million equity investment in bid to transform the Spanish wine sector following acquisition of the insolvent, fraudulent company Reserva de la Tierra. Barnaby Eales reports.

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Fri, 09/02/2022 - 09:18

The two neighbouring former British colonies have been very successful in export markets, but their situation today is very different.

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Fri, 09/02/2022 - 09:02

Constellation Brands has launched a seriously sweet Pinot Noir under the Robert Mondavi label. Will other brands follow?

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Fri, 08/19/2022 - 23:44

Next year, labels of wines sold in Europe will have to reveal the number of calories they contain, and either nutritional and ingredient listing - or a link to this information online. How ready is the industry for this move?

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Fri, 08/19/2022 - 22:50

Well into August, the past 4-6 weeks on the bulk market in many producer countries were as slow, even for what is a traditionally slow time of the year when Europe and North America are on summer holiday. Some already-acquired wines are popping back up again on the market as unexpected inventory; these are sometimes picked up quickly by an alternative buyer, sometimes not. An outlook by winebroker Angelo Cotrone.

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Fri, 08/19/2022 - 13:35

The Irish Department of Health has informed the European Commission on June 21, 2022, of a draft law involving alcohol warning labels that are likely to prove controversial.

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Fri, 08/19/2022 - 11:38

Expensive wines are a male preserve -- at least that's what a study by Wine direct/Enolytics for the US market suggests. Women buy, 61.2% of wines under US$20 a bottle, but 71.5% of bottles over US$90 a bottle are bought by men. The tide is turning, however.

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Thu, 08/18/2022 - 23:45

In a year when makers of some of the priciest wines in Bordeaux have been allowed to irrigate their vines, and producers of bulk IGP/Vin de Pays in Languedoc may have an easier time financially than their AOP neighbours, it may be time to revise the rules...

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Thu, 08/18/2022 - 22:05

A year ago, canned wine was predicted to take the world by storm. Now the world’s biggest US can manufacturer is closing some of its factories because of a fall in demand.

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Tue, 08/16/2022 - 10:33

Unconfirmed reports suggesting that Beijing has blocked the importation of all Australian and New Zealand goods are denied in both countries, while China remains silent.

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Fri, 08/12/2022 - 11:28

Despite the buzz surrounding the sector, wine drinkers are still not feeling very tempted by wines with reduced or no alcohol - as a new Wine Intelligence report reveals.

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Fri, 08/12/2022 - 09:54

Like their US counterparts, younger consumers in Europe - GenZ - are less keen on alcohol than their elders, as a new survey reveals

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Fri, 08/12/2022 - 00:12

As part of the new free trade agreement between the European Union and New Zealand the southern hemisphere nation now recognises Prosecco as a protected geographical indication and will phase out the use of the term for NZ or imported wines from anywhere outside the Italian region. Veronika Crecelius reports.

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