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On 29 May at 12pm CET, the OIV held a webinar on how the pandemic hit the Southern Hemisphere during the grape harvest. Five speakers from the Southern Hemisphere explained how the vitivinicultural sector adapted to the situation on short notice to ensure the continuity of the grape harvest, what means and tools were implemented and what consequences it had.


Francisca Muñiz has been hired as corporate marketing director, while current marketing boss Jaime de la Barra as moved on to become the company's winegrowing director. Both have moved to their new roles with immediate effect.


Domaine Bousquet estate vineyards islocated in the high altitude Alto Gualtallary wine region (vineyards at the foothills of the Andes at around 4,000 feet) in the Tupungato area of Mendoza, Argentina.


Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres, mayor of a small town in southern Peru, accused of breaking coronavirus lockdown to go drinking with friends


Picking during social distancing, an early harvest, and processing grapes in two months rather than four are just some of the ways wineries experienced an "unforgettably challenging" harvest in 2020, according to Wines of Argentina.


It's an unprecedented time for adaptation, and the right moment for a closer look at the Chilean wine industry's inventiveness and resilience in a time of crisis.


Coastal Patagonian winery Wapisa, part of the Fincas Patagonicas wine family and partner of U.S importer Vino del Sol, is the first Argentine winery to debut an underwater aging project with 1500 bottles of a Malbec-based blend that will surface after spending 7 months at two different depths between 6 and 15 meters off the Atlantic Rio Negro coast of Argentina.


As Cape wine exports pick up post the ban in April, Wines of South Africa (WoSA) is launching a new campaign on social media to promote "Spectacular South Africa".


The molecular biology lab at Concha y Toro's Centre for Research and Innovation has been certified by Maule University's biomedical research lab to be able to carry out tests for coronavirus. It has the capacity to process 2,300 samples a day. Concha has also provided equipment to other institutions to increase their diagnostic capacity.


The 2019-2020 season was "warmer than the historic average and the previous season", the estate said in a statement, adding that an "extreme deficit of winter precipitation as well as throughout the growth and maturation periods" which sped up the harvest by about 15-20 days,


In 2010 the Netherlands' Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries, which is financed by the government, sent Cees van Casteren to Bolivia. His mission was to help Bolivia's vintners break into Europe. It was a tough assignment. Back then, Bolivia's main winemakers-Kohlberg, Campos de Solana and Aranjuez, all family-owned-competed fiercely to sell cheap wine to a tiny protected domestic market.


Scientific work has continued on terroir. If we look at only those studies where both qualitative and quantitative data agree, almost all of the proofs have been accomplished when white wines were studied.


how both Catena Zapeta and Argentina itself are navigating the novel coronavirus pandemic, and how the industry and entire world can best move forward.


This historic year's theme, "Argentine Malbec, ¡Me Gusta!" brings together the essential connection between #MalbecArgentino, wine lovers all around the world, and the spirit of Argentina itself.


Once just a passing fad or marketing hype, sustainability has now become a major focal point driving business change across market sectors. Stakeholders have demanded that businesses be more sustainable, driving companies to develop best practices on impact, inclusion, and sustainability. In the report "Making Sense of Sustainability," Lux Research addresses three primary questions: whether companies should bother with sustainability at all, how to set the right goals, and how to incorporate sustainability into strategy.


The "other" Cabernet has often lived in the shadows, but now it is emerging, blinking, into the spotlight.


Naked said that its staff in the UK, US and Australia have been working remotely since 17 March. It reports that harvest and wine production for its partners have been "largely unaffected" by the coronavirus as most governments have allowed such processes to continue.


Vintners across the Southern Hemisphere face harvest amid disease and government-mandated shutdowns


Members of the Circle of Wine Writers take a look at their regions, or regions to which they have recently travelled, to share some insight into how the wine world is coping with Coronavirus and the impact of lockdown and social distancing on their businesses.


Familia Torres has joined the Penedès maker community and is using its 3D printers to exclusively produce protective equipment for healthcare workers fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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