Bulk Wine: In the Doldrums

The sluggishness of the bulk wine market over the last three months or so in many producer countries is explained by inflation in key export markets, and possibly a lag in the shipping of wines that have already been purchased. Only some significantly smaller-than-average Northern Hemisphere crops are likely to stimulate buying activity. Report by wine broker Christian Jungbluth.

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Ciatti Report: Decline in Retail on the Horizon?

Well into August, the past 4-6 weeks on the bulk market in many producer countries were as slow, even for what is a traditionally slow time of the year when Europe and North America are on summer holiday. Some already-acquired wines are popping back up again on the market as unexpected inventory; these are sometimes picked up quickly by an alternative buyer, sometimes not. An outlook by winebroker Angelo Cotrone.

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Bulk Wine Prices: Weak Peso

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

Ciatti Report: On the Quiet Side…

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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Bulk Wine Prices: Minimal Change

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. 

Ciatti Report: Another Year Far from the Old Normal

A year on, COVID-19 already feels like something of the past in many countries, but the shock it gave global business – subsequently compounded by the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict this March – is still being felt and has ensured that, although pulling clear of the pandemic itself, 2022 is another year far from the old normal. An outlook by winebroker Angelo Cotrone.

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Complicated Logistics and Buyers’ Hesitation

At the first ProWein trade fair in three years, the wine industry was experiencing – like every other industry – inflationary costs, a global supply chain crisis and a shortage of dry goods. It is undoubtedly a difficult environment in which to do business, and fairs like ProWein can provide an important opportunity to gain clearer visibility of market pitfalls and find solutions face-to-face. An outlook by winebroker Angelo Cotrone.

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Increase of Shipping and Input Costs

Shipping and input cost challenges continue to intensify and are – again – the common issues discussed throughout Ciatti’s Global Report this month, as they are a significant impediment to doing business in most markets. The wine industry, like all global industries, has grown via affordable freight and energy, but these can no longer be taken for granted. An outlook by winebroker Angelo Cotrone. 

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The 2022 Global Vintage - An Early Preview

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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