Cost Increases are the Biggest Challenge for the Wine Industry in a Tricky 2023

Energy costs, supply chain issues and the economic crisis - these are the topics that are of the greatest concern to the wine industry in 2022 and 2023. This is the conclusion of the ProWein Business Report, for which Geisenheim University surveyed a total of 2,500 industry representatives from 47 countries in November 2022.

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The Silicon Valley Bank Report Shows the US Wine Market Is in Trouble

There was sobering news at the annual presentation of the Silicon Valley Bank report—young consumers are showing no signs of embracing wine as they mature.

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All About Sparkling Wine Consumption in Germany

Hochschule Geisenheim University and the Association of German Sparkling Wine Producers studied Germany’s sparkling wine market. How much is consumed and when—and who’s drinking it? A report by Professor Dr Gergely Szolnoki, Christoph Kiefer and  Dr Alexander Tacer.

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Women Buy More, Men Spend More

Expensive wines are a male preserve -- at least that's what a study by Wine direct/Enolytics for the US market suggests. Women buy, 61.2% of wines under US$20 a bottle, but 71.5% of bottles over US$90 a bottle are bought by men. The tide is turning, however.

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Low and Non-Alcohol Wines Still Face Consumer Resistance

Despite the buzz surrounding the sector, wine drinkers are still not feeling very tempted by wines with reduced or no alcohol - as a new Wine Intelligence report reveals.

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Is Abstinence the New Cool?

Like their US counterparts, younger consumers in Europe - GenZ - are less keen on alcohol than their elders, as a new survey reveals

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US Citizens See Alcohol as Dangerous

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

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Sparkling Wine in Austria: It's a Matter of Taste

Origin is often touted as an important quality feature for sparkling wine. Whether Austrian consumers also see it that way was investigated in a study at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland. Bettina König, Christian Pfeiffer and Marcus Wieschhoff report.

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What is a ‘Fine Wine’?

Interest in the Fine Wine Market seems to be at an all-time high if you look at the amount of investment as well as the attention the sector has attracted of late. In a series of articles, we will look at its various aspects, hear from different stakeholders and take a peek at where it may be heading. Isabel Kottmann, Jochen Heussner, Nikolay Chashchinov and Jon H. Hanf from Geisenheim University have 1001 questions.

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