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07/18/19

Aurelio Montes Sr., president of Wines of Chile, has outlined his goal to get more small producers involved in the trade group by offering reduced or free entry to the organisation

07/15/19

South African wine producer Libertas Vinyeards and Estates has appointed Lizelle Gerber as the new cellar-master of its flagship wine brand, Nederburg.

07/08/19

Called cocuy, the alcoholic beverage was first produced by indigenous groups 500 years ago. It has long been stigmatized as moonshine for drunks and poor people. But with hyperinflation driving up the cost of beer, wine and conventional spirits, many Venezuelans are turning to this drink of their ancestors

06/28/19

Concha y Toro is the first wine brand to measure and publish its 'water footprint', at 48 litres per glass, against an industry benchmark of 109 litres, says Kermode

06/24/19

The Curiosity mission's scientists picked up the signal this week, and are seeking additional readings from the red planet

06/21/19

Whether you are just back from WBWE, IBWSS in San Francisco or planning on going to Wine Paris and Vinexpo in February there are now so many trade shows around the world. But they are there for a reason. To bring wine producers closer to the markets that most want to meet them

06/20/19

This month we provide an update on Northern Hemisphere growing conditions - Mother Nature has been as ever fickle - and buying activity levels in Argentina, Chile and Spain off the back of supply shortfalls elsewhere. We also introduce Ciatti China. Read on for more.

06/19/19

Ignacio Nevares and coauthors found that oxygen not only moves down the concentration gradient through the staves, but between the staves, between the bung and bunghole, and - obviously - into the barrel ullage whenever the bung is removed.

06/18/19

The well-known principal partner and founder of Montes Wines assumed the leadership June 10. Joining him at the helm as Executive Director USA for Wines of Chile is Julio Alonso. Alonso comes to the U.S. following a successful tenure in China as Wines of Chile's Executive Director Asia

06/17/19

The acquisition of Melipal winery and vineyards complements the superb assets of Achaval Ferrer and enables a capacity to enter new markets. As part of the acquisition comes the exceptional "Las Nazarenas" Malbec vineyard planted in 1923, which reinforces the commitment of the bodega to produce unique wines

06/10/19

"One of the things that is affecting us is the tremendous success of California," said Aurelio Montes, owner of Viña Montes and president of Wines of Chile. "In the $15 to $20 price range you can find a wide variety of wines from California. They're hitting the category very hard and people in the United States are loyal to California. They have developed a style that appeals to people: easy drinking, velvety soft, with residual sugar. They are taking a big piece of the market in that price range from Chile, especially with millennials." To try to claw back U.S. market share, Chile needs the attention of the wine trade. But that's a challenge because so does everybody else.

06/10/19

"Old vines" is, at first glance, an easy to understand selling point for wine buyers. Tom Jarvis digs deeper.

06/04/19

Colombia and Panama are among the fastest-growing markets in the Western Hemisphere for U.S. farm and food products. American exporters seeking to tap that potential will join Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney in Bogotá for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's largest-ever international trade mission June 4-7.

05/31/19

She wants to share her enthusiasm for Malbec and viticulture with the next generation of Argentinians, so she founded the Angélica Zapata Foundation in honor of her grandmother. This foundation provides local Argentinian high school students with the opportunity to visit her Mendoza vineyards and to learn about viticulture.

05/30/19

Mezcal De Amor S.A.P.I. De C.V., announced they are expanding their sales and marketing in the U.S. and have engaged MHW as its new importer.

05/30/19

Dr Mark Whitty is senior lecturer in the Mechatronics discipline within the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Specialising in digital viticulture, horticultural sensing, image processing, autonomous systems, 3D mapping, unmanned ground vehicles and robotics, he outlines the current state of play for the use of robots for growing and making wine.

05/29/19

The New Zealand Employment Relations Authority has warned vineyards to ensure they are using proper contractors after a firm was fined NZ$30,000 for failing to pay 12 migrant workers in Hawke's Bay.

05/24/19

In continuation of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Bacardi Limited is proud to announce the recipients of its 5th annual Bacardi Limited Good Spirited Awards.

05/20/19

The list of Chilean companies with the best reputation index for the past year has been released through the 2019 RepTrak ranking by the Reputation Institute, and on this occasion Viña San Pedro increased its position compared to the previous year.

05/14/19

A cooler climate is drawing innovative producers to the south of Chile, reports Marcela Burgos.

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