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Tue, 03/26/2019 - 13:35

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.

The natural wine movement has found a home in Helsinki. Wine lovers from near and far gathered at the first edition of Helsinki Natural Wine festival on 22 and 23 of March at the Korjaamo Culture Factory.


Sun, 03/24/2019 - 13:42

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?

WEINELF, the German soccer team for vintners, have been chosen to play against the national soccer team of the Vatican in June 2019.

This is a very unusual opportunity.


Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:49

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

A less robust wine market. Growing sales of premium wines. Concerns about millennial engagement with wine.

These were the top three trends identified by Jon Moramarco, a partner in Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates noted in his annual review, released in early March. 


Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:54

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

Casella Family Brands, the company behind blockbuster wine [yellow tail], launched their new brand, The Magic Box Wine Collection, at ProWein this week.


Sun, 03/17/2019 - 14:40

Christof Queisser, Rotkäppchen-Mumm, is Wine Entrepreneur of the Year.

The 15th Meininger Awards – Excellence in Wine and Spirits were awarded at a ceremonial event the evening before the ProWein trade fair. The 2019 wine awards went to Christof Queisser (Rotkäppchen-Mumm), François Schenk (Schenk Holding), Banfi, Osborne, Roman Niewodniczanski (Van Volxem) and Dr.


Sun, 03/17/2019 - 13:57

Italy's Lugana is rapidly emerging as a blockbuster white. Ettore Nicoletto, CEO of Santa Margherita Wine Group, has been named president of the Lugana DOC with the goal of taking Lugana to the world.

Ettore Nicoletto, CEO of Italy’s Santa Margherita Wine Group, has been named the new President of the Producers’ Consortium for the Lugana DOC.


Fri, 03/15/2019 - 15:12

Podcasts are exploding in popularity, with millions of new listeners downloading them each year. One such podcast is the Italian Wine Podcast, which turns two this month. Felicity Carter reports.

The Italian Wine Podcast, launched in March 2017, is celebrating its second anniversary—and contemplating how to take advantage of the ongoing growth of podcasts.


Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:16

Meininger’s Weinwelt magazine, Germany’s top wine consumer publication, turns 20 this year. Editor-in-chief Ilka Lindeman has seen a dramatic change in the world of wine over that time. She speaks to Felicity Carter.

Back in 1999, the Germans who read wine publications had one thing in common: they were all men.


Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:45

Willi Klinger, the irrepressible head of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (ÖWM), has announced that he will step down as Managing Director at the end of 2019.


Thu, 11/22/2018 - 18:30

As of today, Chianti Classico has another producers’s association.


Sun, 10/28/2018 - 15:45

Augmented reality wine labels have hit the mainstream, with the release of a new Merlot in time for Halloween. Bloody Merlot, from Romania, went on sale last week at Penny in Germany and Austria for €2.99.


Thu, 10/25/2018 - 18:45

The latest sales data from Bordeaux’s Wine Bureau (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux, CIVB) revolves around a central theme: wine shortages due to unexpected weather.


Sun, 10/14/2018 - 16:15

An international survey into the effects of alcohol has revealed that Germans get more argumentative when drunk, while Swedes are more likely to get amorous.


Sun, 10/07/2018 - 17:15

The Born Digital Wine Awards (BDWA) are back, reimagined and with a new sponsor. The BDWA, now in their seventh year, offer innovative wine communicators the chance to have their work recognized.


Fri, 09/07/2018 - 18:45

Wines from Australia, Chile, New Zealand, the USA and Argentina swept the field at this year’s MUNDUS VINI summer tasting, claiming 3 Grand Gold, 81 Gold and 101 Silver medals.


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