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.
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.
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.
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.
Bright pink walls frame a lobby emblazoned with clever sayings as to why we all would rather be drinking rosé. Dozens of young women hug, holler and take selfies.
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.
Wine now accounts for 60% to 70% of online alcohol sales, according to an IWSR report published Wednesday, 5 September. China, France and the UK have the largest online alcohol sales sectors, and, of the ten countries surveyed, France and the UK are the most mature.
Travellers passing through Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris can now use their waiting time to explore French wines. As of September, passengers have the chance to explore major French wine regions, thanks to a pop-up wine cellar installed at the airport.
It’s true. German organisation really is superb, as demonstrated at the sneak preview of the VDP’s 2018 Grosses Gewächs held in Wiesbaden at the end of August.
Bodega Catena Zapata’s flagship wines, the Nicolás Catena Zapata
Meininger’s contributor Simon Woolf has won the Domaine Ott International Feature Writer of the Year 2018 category of the Louis Roederer international Wine Writers’ Awards 2018 (LRIWWA).
The residue left after grapes are pressed for wine, known as ‘marc’ in French, is being transformed into bio-fuel and used to power local bus services around Bordeaux.
Giovanni Manetti has been confirmed as the new chairman of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico. The owner of Fontodi, the well-known estate, Manetti was elected by unanimous decision of the board of directors.
Ted Baseler, president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in Washington State, will step down on 1 October 2018.
From Saturday, 11 August 2018, UK customers will be able to buy an orange wine from Aldi supermarkets – for just £5.99.