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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

The website you've just landed on is brand spanking new, with plenty of new and interesting features. Keep reading to learn how to access our protected content.

Welcome to our shiny new website! Some months in the making, it’s not only mobile optimized and full of interesting articles, but offers subscribers access to everything that’s in the print magazine.

Comments are also open, so you can join the conversation.


Thu, 04/11/2019 - 12:21

A class of fungicides used in general agriculture has been blamed for the appearance of a deadly new disease, Candida auris. Sophie Kevany and Felicity Carter report.

A deadly and potentially incurable disease that strikes at people with weakened immune systems has quietly emerged. The culprit is a fungus called Candida auris (C.


Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:16

Gonzalez Byass, one of Spain's most significant wine companies, has acquired the Fournier winery in Ribera del Duero.

Gonzalez Byass, Jerez


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 14:06

Christchurch, still reeling from a terrorist attack in March, has had some good news - it's been chosen to host the next Pinot Noir NZ, one of the most exuberant wine events in the world.

Pinot Noir New Zealand, the four-yearly celebration of all things Pinot, heads to Christchurch for the first time, in 2021.


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 14:03

Constellation Brands, the 11th largest alcohol company in the world, has divested itself of approximately 30 brands, including its bestselling Black Box. The brands, along with six winemaking facilities, have been sold to E. & J. Gallo Winery for $1.7bn,. subject to regulatory approval.

Constellation Brands, the 11th largest alcohol company in the world, has divested itself of approximately 30 brands, including its bestselling Black Box. The brands, along with six winemaking facilities in California, New York and Washington, have been sold to E. & J.


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:14

The growth in sparkling wine consumption shows no sign of abating, delivering double digit returns to Henkell Freixenet, the world's largest sparkling wine company.

The growth in the sparkling wine category shows no signs of slowing, turbocharging the profitability of the newly-formed Henkell Freixenet. Just-released figures reveal that revenue increased by more than 56% in 2018, to revenue of €823.7m ($925.97m).


Sat, 03/30/2019 - 14:23

It's increasingly clear that selling wine at the bottom end of the market is not only unprofitable, but an expensive business. Felicity Carter hears how a French regional body convinced its growers to stop supplying that segment.

Getting out of the unprofitable bottom end of the market is a priority for many wine producers, whether they are major producers like Constellation—who have said this is “urgent” for their business—or small European winegrowers.


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 14:36

The majority of wine drinkers in Germany are now female, according to research from Geisenheim University. Professor Gergely Szolnoki presented this and other wine market insights at the Meininger's International Conference, held the day before ProWein.

More women than men now buy wine in Germany, according to research presented at the Meininger’s International Wine Conference, held the day before ProWein.


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. 


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