This January, Portugal’s Paulo Amorim was awarded the Chevalier dans l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole, one of France’s major honours bestowed on people working in agriculture. Felicity Carter caught up with him at ProWein.
Constellation Brands, the 11th largest alcohol company in the world, has divested itself of approximately 30 brands, including its bestselling Black Box. The brands, along with six winemaking facilities, have been sold to E. & J. Gallo Winery for $1.7bn,. subject to regulatory approval.
It's increasingly clear that selling wine at the bottom end of the market is not only unprofitable, but an expensive business. Felicity Carter hears how a French regional body convinced its growers to stop supplying that segment.
The majority of wine drinkers in Germany are now female, according to research from Geisenheim University. Professor Gergely Szolnoki presented this and other wine market insights at the Meininger's International Conference, held the day before ProWein.