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A sweet wine revelation that may prove bitter

From 2021, wine producers who sell their wines in the EU will have to reveal their ingredients. Robert Joseph has a few thoughts on what this might mean.

Constellation's sell-off means more consolidation

This week, Constellation announced that it had sold 30 of its low-end wine and spirits brand to Gallo. What does this say about the US market? Jeff Siegel offers an analysis.

A conversation with Paulo Amorim

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.

Christchurch to host Pinot Noir NZ in 2021

Christchurch, still reeling from a terrorist attack in March, has had some good news - it's been chosen to host the next Pinot Noir NZ, one of the most exuberant wine events in the world.

Constellation sells its low-end wine brands to Gallo

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.

Henkell Freixenet announces double digit growth

The growth in sparkling wine consumption shows no sign of abating, delivering double digit returns to Henkell Freixenet, the world's largest sparkling wine company.

A French region calculates the true cost of its wine

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.

Women now the top wine consumers in Germany

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.

Climate change comes for oak

Like other plants, oak trees are being affected by climate change. But, as Jim Clarke reports, good research is hard to find.

Bordeaux's growers get help from their bats

Bats, once seen as undesirable neighbours, are now recognised as a grower's best friend. Bordeaux growers are encouraging them, as part of a raft of sustainability measures.

Finland goes wild for natural wine

The recent Helsinki Natural Wine festival had to cope with media scepticism about natural wines before it had even opened. But, reports Ilkka Sirén, the Finns voted with their feet.

Ingenious ways to reuse bottles instead of recycling them

To tackle the problem of bottles ending in landfill, many European regions are turning to reuse. Barnaby Eales reports. 

Germany's wine soccer team to play the Vatican

A team of hopeful German vintners are training hard, getting ready to take on the Vatican soccer team. What are their chances against a team of players who have God on their side?

Who will replace the wine-loving boomers?

The wine industry isn't doing enough to grow its consumer base, according to a recent Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates review. Liza B, Zimmerman reports.

Casella launches wine for the Harry Potter generation

Casella Family Brands, the company behind [yellow tail] brought their new Magic Box collection to ProWein.