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Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:02

Sales of Italian wines in Germany, the US and the UK fell significantly in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period last year. According to NielsenIQ's surveys, volume in off-trade (food retail, discount, cash & carry, liquor shops) in the three countries fell by 10.6 % overall, with value down 8.1 % to €2.26bn.

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Thu, 08/11/2022 - 18:02

A new Gallup poll suggests that 71-75% of US adults see alcohol as having a negative effect on society.

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Thu, 08/04/2022 - 17:54

In October 2021, the Catalan group "Reserva de la Tierra" was suspected of putting wines with fake DO seals into circulation. According to current media reports, 40 million bottles worth about 14.2 million euro are affected by the fraud - significantly more than previously assumed. The insolvent company has been bought by the private equity firm Sherpa Capital.

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Thu, 08/04/2022 - 17:12

This year‘s harvest has begun, it started one day earlier than in 2021, although a later start of the harvest had been expected.

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Mon, 08/01/2022 - 17:43

It is a quiet bulk wine market worldwide, with the exception of Chile.


Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:15

A Greek intervention study investigates the effect of alcohol on oxidative stress. The results are interesting, even though only 64 patients were studied. 

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Thu, 07/21/2022 - 23:09

To meet increased market demand, Champagne is stocking up on the maximum yield per hectare for the 2022 harvest.

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Thu, 07/21/2022 - 22:25

Bulk wine and grape markets around the world are currently on the quiet side. Consumers are suspected to pull back due to inflation levels, which is also cause for hesitancy amongst buyers. An outlook by wine broker Angelo Cotrone.

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Fri, 07/15/2022 - 12:53

NFTs are the latest thing for the wine industry. In Germany, two new projects were launched this week, while a pair Italians have paid 2.5 million US$ for a bundle of NFTs including a magnum of NFT Champagne. But are NFTs just a step on the road to the Metaverse?

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Fri, 07/15/2022 - 10:05

A South American producer believes the blockchain can make it possible for wineries to demonstrate their organic credentials, rather than going through a certification body.

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Thu, 07/14/2022 - 17:42

Australia and New Zealand have released very different harvest reports. The focus of the oceanic 2022 vintage will be on white wine.

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Tue, 07/05/2022 - 20:48

The 2022 harvest in South Africa yielded a total of 1.38 mill. tons of grapes. Wine production is expected to reach 10.7 mill. hl. South African wine producers largely satisfied with harvest results.

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Tue, 07/05/2022 - 20:45

So far, neither the red wine glut nor the supply chain and shipping problems have had much impact on prices in the international bulk wine market. 


Tue, 07/05/2022 - 19:08

Eastern Europe's wine producers defend themselves against Russian aggression. 

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Thu, 06/30/2022 - 18:19

Hailstones the size of golf balls used to be worth talking about. Now the more appropriate comparison is with balls to be found on a tennis court, and the implications for grapegrowers ar clear.

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