If I say it was a great wedding, I imagine that readers who’ve been on planet earth over the last few days will know what I’m talking about.
An estimated 300 people attended the International Biodynamic Wine Conference held on 6 and 7 May 2018 in San Francisco.
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Martin Brown, the CEO who created search engine Wine Searcher, has stepped down – for the fourth time. He will be replaced by Julian Perry, creator of UK based tech company Limitless.
French wine giant AdVini has acquired a majority share in Stellenbosch Vineyards, a major South African wine exporter.
The use of aluminium closures is rising – so much so, that screwcaps now account for almost 30% of the total global bottled still wine market, according to recent Euromonitor research.
Australia’s wine export regulator, Wine Australia, has been granted new powers to protect the integrity of Australian wine exports, including the power to suspect or cancel licenses – and to strip exporters of shipping approvals.
Sparkling wine giant Henkell & Co Gruppe has taken a 75% stake in Filipopolis, a major Lithuanian distributor. This gives Henkell a major presence in the growing markets of the Baltic region. The move will give Filopoplis access to Henkell’s sparkling wine portfolio.
Sales of Champagne hit a new high in 2017, with turnover setting a new record at €4.9bn ($6bn), according to the Comité Champagne. The sales were driven by exports, which were up €2.8bn or 6.6% compared with 2016.
German sparkling powerhouse Henkell & Co has signed an agreement to acquire 50.67% of Freixenet S.A.’s shares. Henkell has also signed an international cooperation agreement with José Ferrer Sala and José Luis Bonet Ferrer, the remaining shareholders of the Spanish cava giant.
Award ceremony "Best of Show" at the world's leading wine trade fair ProWein // Boisset named "Best Producer France" // Nippozana Riserva named "Best Chianti"
VINEX, the company behind the world’s first digitized bulk wine trading exchange, is set to launch a new service at ProWein this weekend – a digitized bottle wine trading service, which will allow producers who have excess wine to trade it discreetly.
As the countdown to ProWein begins, there are event managers from all over the world currently checking the final details of their stands. But for sheer craftsmanship, it’s going to be hard to beat the stand that Wines of Moldova are about to build.
German wine and spirits giant Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien GmbH will acquire the Eggers & Franke Group on 1 May 2018, subject to approval by Germany’s anti-trust authorities.