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03/22/19

Non-nouveau Beaujolais appellation wines, the worst affected of the two categories, posted an average price of €132/hl at the end of February 2019, compared with €167/hl in the previous marketing campaign at the same date. "Some transactions are even significantly below these prices", said one of the region's brokers. The decline is lower for Beaujolais-villages with an average price of €156/hl compared to €180/hl last year.

03/22/19

On the cream-colored walls, portraits of Rothschild ancestors in gilt frames looked on as 14 wine collectors and a solitary journalist slid into their seats alongside Saskia de Rothschild, the new chairman of the company, and her father, Baron Eric de Rothschild, to enjoy a family dinner. The idea? To let guests soak up the Bordeaux first growth's atmosphere and encourage them on March 30 to bid big-very big-at Zachys' auction of wines direct from the château's cellars at Le Bernardin Privé in New York.

03/22/19

Just when you thought the Burgundy legend couldn't get any more expensive, it does.

03/22/19

The company has lost more than $30 billion in market value since the first defeat last August, raising fresh questions about a deal he spearheaded.

03/22/19

It is interesting how different countries have opposite knee-jerk reactions to the same wine region. American wine drinkers think of Bordeaux as an ultra-expensive wine region whose wines are out of the price point for most people while French, or even British drinkers, will be acquainted with those entry level Bordeaux wines that have been prevalent in their local supermarkets for daily enjoyment. But modern Bordeaux offers so much more that range in the middle of these two extreme categories with wine producers in lesser know areas in the region focusing on quality.

03/22/19

As the Bordeaux primeur tastings of the 2018 vintage approach, Première Presse provides one-page reports on the eight leading Right Bank growths found below, giving updated technical data, such as details of the final blend, as well as a short summary of the vintage at each of them.

03/21/19

In 2001, the Garcia Figuero family took a leap of faith to build their own winery with the help of the new influx of energy from their three children - Carlos, Henar and Antonio -building a state-of-the-art winery (gravity flow and controlled fermentation) as well as an underground aging room that has over 1,000 barrels kept at an ideal temperature range of 54-59 Fahrenheit.

03/21/19

Vinsent (formerly VinX), a fast-growing Israeli technology startup, announced today the release of a new app that offers consumers the ability to purchase from a library of over 20 wines through a pilot group of 10 curated wineries in France, Spain, Italy, and the United States.

03/21/19

Plus: tinned fish is the Next Big Thing in wine pairing

03/21/19

It's a form of torture, to have to confine the whole of Austria in a single case. Austria is so various, so experimental, so full of local grape varieties and amphorae and cows' horns buried over the winter and spontaneous fermentations and terraced vineyards and ancient field blends and...

03/21/19

Production constraints in Germany are putting the squeeze on the country's wine industry.

03/20/19

"The figures are down", admitted Allan Sichel. "Last year, Bordeaux wine exports fell by 14% in volume (1.9 million hl) generating revenue of 2.09 billion euros. And sales in French supermarkets and hypermarkets fell by 12% in volume (to 1.08 million hl) and by 7% in value (to 837 million euros)".

03/20/19

The Mariani family, creators of Castello Banfi in Montalcino and "Builders of Brunello" for 40 years, received "Wine Family of the Year" at the Meininger Awards for Excellence in Wine and Spirits ceremonial event opening the ProWein trade fair - one of the most important exhibitions in the winemaking world.

03/19/19

wo months before the event, brought forward from May 13 to 16, it's all very hush hush at the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

03/19/19

The Wine Origins Alliance today announced the Missouri Wine & Grape Board in the United States and Yamanashi Wineries Association in Japan joined their global efforts to protect wine place names.

03/19/19

Wine in cans, high altitude wines and the rise of Chenin Blanc and Gamay have been identified as key trends likely to impact the global wine industry in the coming years.

03/19/19

Around 90 national and international winemakers received awards on the first day of ProWein, the world's most important wine trade fair. Their wines were honoured as the best in their categories at the 24th Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI.

03/19/19

Long outshone by it's neighbor, a bad vintage for Brunello might just be what Vino Nobile di Montepulciano needs

03/19/19

e-Luscious, owner of the web shops Wijnvoordeel.nl, Wijnbeurs.nl, Colaris.nl and Koffievoordeel.nl, has appointed Bart Kuppens (Unilever) as the new CEO effective May 1st 2019. Current interim CEO Gert van de Weerdhof will transfer all of his duties to Bart Kuppens and will join the Supervisory Board of e-Luscious. Earlier, Spike Huisman (Albert Heijn) has been appointed as the new label manager of Wijnvoordeel.

03/18/19

A new report has predicted the global consumption of still and sparkling wine will reach $207bn in value by 2022, with volumes set to hit 2.7bn nine-litre cases.

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