With its strong currency, culture of wine drinking, and a population oriented internationally thanks to a strong travel culture, Australia has become a lucrative destination for international wines. Jeni Port seeks out the buyers you need to know.
Canadians are increasingly reaching for wine, says Tony Aspler, which means Canada is becoming one of the world’s most important import markets. Its own wine industry is advancing as well, attracting international investment action.
The growth of the Polish wine market has not been as fast as expected, and some sales predictions have been too optimistic, with Polish consumers still opting for wines under €5.00. But, says Panos Kakaviatos, professionals in their 30s and 40s offer hope.
While much of the wine world is beating a path to China’s door, finding appropriate distribution is a stumbling block for many. Jim Boyce looks at three businesses that have decided to approach China in a different way.
It may be suffering from economic turmoil, and wines from specific regions may fall in and out of fashion, but France remains the world of wine’s benchmark. Sophie Kevany names some of the country’s most influential people.
Justerini & Brooks has been a fixture of the London wine trade for more than 250 years. Adam Lechmere talks to chairman Hew Blair about taking the long-term approach and what’s next for the fine wine market.
In this, the first Power List series of 2014, Richard Woodard identifies who the key wine buyers are in the UK and what makes them so formidable. If you’re heading to the UK, these are the people you need to know.
The new-found Chinese interest in wine, coupled with a surplus of Australian production, has created a market in instant branding, reports Jeni Port. Could this damage Australia’s export prospects in the future?
The inhabitants of Mayfair in London, where Arab oil sheiks and Russian oligarchs congregate, are no strangers to luxury. But, reports Adam Lechmere, even the wealthiest patrons are blown away by the wines on offer at Hedonism.
The global wine trade only exists because it’s backed by international logistics expertise. It’s the people who get the wine from one part of the globe to another in a timely fashion who are the real heroes of wine. Felicity Carter speaks to one such expert, Bernd Jordan of German logistics company JF Hillebrand.