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Thu, 03/05/2020 - 17:58

The next edition of ProWein will take place in 2021.

ProWein will not take place in 2020. Messe Düsseldorf, the owners of ProWein, took the decision after consultation with numerous exhibitors.


Thu, 03/05/2020 - 12:07

Beniamino Garofalo from Milan has been appointed the new CEO of Santa Margherita, a top ten Italian wine company.

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.


Thu, 03/05/2020 - 11:43

Last year saw higher volumes of German wines heading to overseas markets. But the news was mixed.

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.


Wed, 03/04/2020 - 16:53

After the postponement of ProWein rocked the wine world, a group of winemakers decided they will head to Düsseldorf anyway.

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.


Tue, 03/03/2020 - 17:47

Vinitaly, the annual Italian wine fair, has been postponed until June 2020.

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.


Mon, 03/02/2020 - 14:41

Psâgot winery’s new “Pompeo” wine celebrates a recent declaration by Mike Pompeo. In a twist, the US Secretary of State was responding to an international ruling provoked by Psâgot itself. Jason Sych reports.
 

Psâgot Jerusalem Mountain Vineyards has released a wine named in honour of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.


Mon, 03/02/2020 - 11:25

Vinexpo Hong Kong is the latest wine and spirits fair to change its dates in response to the Covid-19 epidemic. It will now be held in July 2020.
 

Vinexpo Hong Kong is the latest wine fair to change its schedule in response to the Covid-19 epidemic.


Mon, 03/02/2020 - 11:07

Messe Düsseldorf has announced that ProWein 2020 has been postponed in the wake of Covid-19.

ProWein, the world’s most important wine trade fair, has been cancelled in response to the spread of Covid-19.


Sun, 03/01/2020 - 08:00

Les Vignobles Foncalieu unveiled an ambitious new goal at Wine Paris in February.

Languedoc producer Les Vignobles Foncalieu has set itself the goal of becoming one of France’s top producers of rosé.


Thu, 02/27/2020 - 22:49

As the 25% tariff on French and other European wines bites the US market, South African wines are shining. Jeff Siegel asks if the trend can last.

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.


Wed, 02/26/2020 - 17:46

Veronafiere, the organisers of Vinitaly, have confirmed the show will go ahead.

Vinitaly, the wine show for Italian wines, is to go ahead this year as scheduled, despite the presence of COVID-19 in Italy.


Tue, 02/25/2020 - 19:20

More than 260 wine experts headed to Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in Germany in mid-February, to evaluate more than 7,500 wines. Their verdict? Quality is rising.

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).


Tue, 02/25/2020 - 10:00

Excitement ran high at this year’s Premiere Napa Valley, as lots of the lauded 2018 vintage went under the hammer.

Premiere Napa Valley, the annual auction of the Napa Valley Vintners, has raised $3.9m – up from $3.7m last year.


Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:52

After ten years of work, Crus Bourgeois du Médoc has a new classification.

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. 


Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:46

A combination of Brexit and US tariffs saw stockpiling of French wines and spirits in 2019 - but the outlook for 2020 isn't so rosy.

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. 


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