ProWein will not take place in 2020. Messe Düsseldorf, the owners of ProWein, took the decision after consultation with numerous exhibitors.
Beniamino Garofalo has been appointed the new CEO of Santa Margherita, one of Italy’s largest and most significant wine companies. He began in the role on 1 March 2020.
Exports of German wine rose last year by 3%, though value dropped by €0.11 to €2.93 per litre, thanks to a larger harvest.
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.