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. 

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:16

Winemaker Stuart Bourne has been named Barossa Winemaker of the Year by the Barons of the Barossa.

Stuart Bourne, the winemaker of Soul Growers, has been named the 2020 Barossa Winemaker of the Year by the Barons of Barossa. 

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:44

ProWine Singapore is the latest wine event to be postponed in southeast Asia, due to fears about the spread of COVID-19.

ProWine Singapore is the latest wine fair to be cancelled due to worries over COVID-19 outbreak. The event was scheduled for 31 March to 3 April 2020 at Singapore Expo, alongside the inaugural FHA-Food & Beverage event.

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 09:52

Dr Emilio Pedron, one of the most significant figures in the Italian wine industry, is to step down from Bertanie Domaines. Ettore Nicoletto, CEO of Santa Margherita, will take his place.

As of March 1, 2020, Dr. Emilio Pedron will no longer lead the Bertani Domaines group. Retiring from active service, he will be followed by Ettore Nicoletto, CEO of the Santa Margherita group.

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 16:34

Not only are international consumers reaching for New Zealand’s wines, but a new free trade agreement promises to fuel growth further.

New Zealand’s wine exports rocketed ahead in 2019, rising by 8%, with total wine exports now reaching NZ$1.86bn ($1.16bn) in value.

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 22:59

The Chengdu wine fair is the latest Chinese wine event to be postponed because of the coronavirus, reports Jim Boyce. Wine profits are already tumbling, as consumers stay home.

Cancelled classes. Postponed tasting and dinners. Closed bars and shops. The coronavirus crisis is hitting China's wine trade hard. Another blow came on 4 February when top wine show China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu, supposed to open in late March, was postponed indefinitely.