Thu, 03/24/2022 - 16:08

MUNDUS VINI, Europe’s leading international wine competition, is breaking new ground in 2022. Before the pandemic, the winning wines from each year’s MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting in February have traditionally been sampled in a dedicated tasting zone at ProWein. In recognition of the postponement of this year’s Prowein until 15 - 17 May 2022 and in order to give buyers and retailers a chance to taste several hundred Gold or Grand Gold medal winners, a once-off Pop Up event will take place in the Saalbau in Neustadt an der Weinstraße on March 29.

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Thu, 03/17/2022 - 17:01

The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) is launching a platform for employers willing to offer employment to Ukrainian refugees.

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 14:12

The Southern Hemisphere’s grape harvests are now in full swing while spring is starting in the Northern Hemisphere, enabling a tentative early assessment of what total global wine output in 2022 might look like. An outlook by winebroker Angelo Cotrone from Ciatti.

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Wed, 03/16/2022 - 13:23

VDP is adopting NFTs

Readers of last week’s Meininger’s articles on NFTs may be interested to learn that the new technology has been adopted by the VDP, the association that brings together Germany’s most illustrious wine producers.

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Tue, 03/15/2022 - 12:40

Following the imposition of sanctions by the European Union on March 9th, Alexander Pumpyansky reportedly now wants to sell Domaine Ganevat, the multi-generation Jura estate his family purchased in September 2021 and the  Prieuré de Saint-Jean de Bébian in Languedoc which was acquired in 2008.

Fri, 03/04/2022 - 11:24

Georgian wine producers have particular reasons to be viewing the Russia-Ukraine war with concern. Like all their compatriots, they remember the conflict their country had with Russia in 2008, and fear where President Putin might turn his attention if he achieves his aims in Ukraine.

Commercially, they also worry about where they are going to sell their wine.

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Fri, 03/04/2022 - 02:20

MUNDUS VINI celebrates its 30th Tasting

With the award of 3,022 wines from 42 countries, the 30th edition of the MUNDUS VINI Grand International Wine Award celebrates record results.

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Thu, 03/03/2022 - 16:37

Shafer Vineyards sold for $250 million to a Korean Investor

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Sat, 02/26/2022 - 15:34

Despite efforts to prohibit journalists from even using the word 'war', many people in the Russian wine industry are demanding peace for Ukraine.

Thu, 02/24/2022 - 17:05

The star of Titanic and Don’t Look Up is investing in sustainable wine.

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Wed, 02/23/2022 - 14:38

The wine industry in Europe and elsewhere is breathing a sigh of relief. The original call for ‘additional health warnings’ on labels has been softened.

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Tue, 02/22/2022 - 18:38

 Australian wine exports fall massively in 2021.

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Tue, 02/22/2022 - 16:40

In recent decades, the pattern of global wine consumption has changed quite dramatically. A few countries still have the lion’s share, however.

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Wed, 02/02/2022 - 13:43

Out of every 18 bottles of Prosecco sold in the UK last year, at least one was shipped to a British supermarket via Belgium. Meininger's reports on a surprising consequence of Brexit.

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Thu, 01/27/2022 - 19:04

MUNDUS VINI will offer wine professionals the opportunity to taste medal winners from the 2022 competition in the hall where they were tasted without having to wait until ProWein in May