Tue, 09/03/2019 - 11:44

The latest figures from Agreste show that wine regions across France have been affected by frost, heat and damp.

Spring frosts, summer heatwaves and hailstorms have combined to lower France’s 2019 wine harvest by an expected 12% compared to 2018 – with that year already 4% lower than the five-year average. Worst hit this year was the Jura, estimated to have lost about 63% of its production to frost. 

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 11:23

The Australian Wine Research Institute has won A$11.1m in grant money to study metabolites.

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) in Adelaide has secured major funding to the tune of A$11.1m ($7.47m) to invest in metabolomics, the study of chemical processes involving metabolites.

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 10:44

Willi Kligner, the head of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, will become managing director of Austria's Wein & Co in January 2020. The appointment highlights the company's internationalisation strategy.

Willi Klinger, the ebullient head of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) has been appointed managing director of Wein & Co, Austria’s largest chain of wine stores and bars. He will assume the position on 1 January 2020, after he steps down from the AWMB.

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 17:26

The latest figures from New Zealand Winegrowers show that the world is still reaching for Kiwi wine.

International demand for New Zealand wine continues

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 17:15

A new crop of MWs has been announced, drawn from five different countries, including China.

The Institute of Masters of Wine now has eight new members, drawn from five different countries, including China. This brings the total to 390 MWs, from 30 countries.

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 16:56

Grape growers in Catalonia have agreed to strike action in September, to protest a dramatic fall in prices for Cava grapes.

Growers in Catalonia are to launch strike action in September over a dramatic fall in Cava grape prices.

Grower union, Unió de Pagesos (UP) said the prices large Cava companies pay for grapes had plunged by as much as 28% this year.

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 15:38

Dr Tony Jordan, an influential Australian winemaker, who spearheaded LVMH's quest for fine wine in the Himalayas, has died. Robert Joseph pays tribute to a pioneer.

Dr Tony Jordan, a pioneering member of the Australian wine industry, began his career in 1974 as a lecturer in science at what is now Charles Sturt University. He developed the winemaking course there and later founded the Oenotech consulting group with Brian Croser.

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 17:36

The WSET Diploma of Wine syllabus now includes information on orange, or amber, wines, signalling mainstream acceptance of the ancient style.

The Wine & Spirits Education Trust has added orange wine to its syllabus, signalling mainstrea

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 17:13

AXA Millésimes, the wine arm of AXA Insurance, has acquired Quinta do Passadouro in Portugal.

AXA Millésimes has acquired Quinta do Passadouro. It’s the second Douro Valley estate in the AXA Millésimes portfolio, the other being Quinta do Noval.

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 16:39

US wine sales are rising, driven by a renewed interested in domestic wines.

US wine sales rose 3% in July, driven by an increased thirst for domestic table wines.

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 14:18

The next issue of Meininger's Wine Business International will be out shortly. Here's a sneak preview of what's in the magazine - plus an opportunity to see your product featured.

Issue 4 of Meininger’s Wine Business International magazine is rolling off the printing press and

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 15:02

New rules for a pictogram that warns pregnant women against drinking alcohol are being debated out in France. Sophie Kevany reports.

Agreement on new rules for a pictogram that warns pregnant women against drinking alcohol could be reached wh

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 16:48

A sparkling wine made in complete darknes?  A Slovenien winery says they have done it.

Slovenian winery Radgonske Gorice have released a sparkling wine they say has been made in complete darkness.

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 16:42

More people are paying more money for their wine than ever before, according to a new report. But there are clouds on the horizon.

The global wine market value has increased by 1.2% in the past year, while the value per bottle of wine is also growing, according to a new Compass report f

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 16:34

Penfolds isn't just celebrating its 175th anniversary, but also its success in the Chinese market.

The Penfolds Collection 2019, released Thursday, 8th August, has been greeted with rave reviews by critics.