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Sat, 05/11/2019 - 14:03

Australian winemaker Penfolds has launched its Champagne collection, created in collaboration with Thiénot.

Australian winemaker Penfolds has joined family-owned Champagne house Thiénot to create three Champagnes from the 2012 vintage. The wines are a cross-country collaboration, created to celebrate Penfolds' 175th anniversary.


Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:21

Game of Thrones, one of the biggest television events in history, has spawned a range of merchandise. But is wine from a world of assassination, brutality and zombies safe to drink? Jeff Siegel convenes a tasting panel.

The rest of the wine business in the US may be lamenting flat sales, but not in Westeros.  The 2019 release of the Game of Thrones wine sold out within days across the country – if not sooner.


Wed, 05/01/2019 - 13:22

Australian wine producers are seeing value return to their exports, with growth up in key markets including China and the USA.

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Tue, 04/30/2019 - 13:04

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Familia Torres have mutually agreed to wind down their US business.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Familia Torres have mutually agreed to wind down their US business.


Sun, 04/28/2019 - 18:52

A high speed train has been put into service to carry passengers from Madrid to Rueda and Ribera del Duero. Barnaby Eales reports.

A Spanish high-speed train connecting Madrid to Valladolid is boosting wine tourism to the Castilian vineyards of Rueda and Ribera del Duero.


Sat, 04/27/2019 - 11:56

It's well known that the Sherry category is in decline. So how did one new product buck the trend?

Tio Pepe En Rama, the limited edition fino Sherry from González Byass, has just turned 10 and to celebrate, the Sherry will be available in Magnums.


Fri, 04/26/2019 - 19:09

Côtes du Rhône has always been trail blazing when it comes to advertising. They've just launched their latest campaign.

The Côtes du Rhône appellation has launched a new marketing strategy. Following its introduction during Wine Paris, it is now rolling out its new positioning across all of its key markets.


Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:51

Up to two million bottles of wines and spirits were destroyed by a fire that raged through a warehouse in Bordeaux.

Two million bottles of wines and spirit were destroyed by a fire that raged through part of the 15,000 m2 storage facility of Bordeaux negociant, Sovex Grands Châteaux on Tuesday, 16 April.


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:58

VicHealth, a health promotion foundation, has accused Australia's alcohol companies of using social media influencers without disclosing sponsorship. They named two wine companies.

Australia’s alcohol industry has been accused of using social media influencers to promote their products, without disclosing their sponsorship. The accusations come from VicHealth, a health promotion foundation based in the state of Victoria, Australia.


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:42

A new study from Germany has revealed positive consumer attitudes towards non alcoholic beverages. Is it time the wine industry took this segment as seriously as the beer industry does?

 

Nearly eight in every hundred glasses of beer consumed in Germany contains no alcohol. The figure for wine is just six in a thousand. But, according to a new study, this could change.


Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:36

Masseto, one of Italy's most celebrated wines, now has a winery of its own to call home.

Masseto, one of Italy’s most celebrated labels, finally has its own winery.  Built into the blue clay of the Masseto vineyard, the winery has been created to be as environmentally low impact as possible.


Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:35

It's time the wine industry took notice of what's going on in cider and craft beer, says Reka Haros. Not only are they beginning to speak the language of wine, they're also eyeing the wine consumer.

Earlier this year I came across Cider is Wine, a not-for-profit alliance of cider producers that’s hoping to create a new and higher standard category with similar production values to wine.


Mon, 04/15/2019 - 18:51

The winners of the innovative Born Digital Wine Awards, created to identify the best digital wine content, have just been announced.

Robert Joseph, editorial consultant for Meininger’s Wine Business International, has been awarded the Innovation Award by Vinventions, for his contributions to the industry over many years.


Sun, 04/14/2019 - 15:31

The results of a new survey were released at Vinitaly this week, giving a snapshot of Italian wine consumption - and just how vital it is for the economy.

Drinkers in Italy's fashion capital of Milan prefer sparkling. The Romans reach for white wine. And in Naples, red wine is preferred. These were some of the findings of the Italian Market – Italians and Wine survey released at Vinitaly this week.


Fri, 04/12/2019 - 13:39

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