During apartheid, South Africa sold wine in bulk as a way of bypassing sanctions. But a history of being too comfortable with selling wine in bulk has come back to bite South Africa. Michael Fridjhon reports.
Instead of flying journalists to Burgundy, the Burgundy Wine Board decided to bring their region to the journalists. Marisa D’Vari reports on a novel promotion to show influencers how Burgundian wines could fit with New York’s lifestyle.
A Chinese dislike of cool liquids, not to mention an aversion to bubbles, has made sparkling wine a tough sell. But, as Jim Boyce reports, Champagne’s cachet is opening the market and even Chinese wineries are making bubbly.
Jean-Guillaume Prats, previously the CEO at Château Cos d’Estournel, has taken the helm at Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines. He talks to Richard Woodard about the move and about plans for international expansion.
Although the number of Indian wine drinkers is going up, Subhash Arora finds that Indian importers aren’t having an easy time of it. Not only has the government imposed a whole new set of regulations, but the rupee’s dramatic devaluation has hit pockets hard.