Wine Business International

Although Sweden’s wine retail is dominated by Systembolaget, the government monopoly, consumers can buy from independent retailers online. Vincent Arrhenius reports.

2. September 2015 - 14:30

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is betting that a country known for sipping black tea will develop a taste for Napa Valley red. Read more.

1. September 2015 - 17:00

A warming climate means grapes reach maturity more quickly. For some vintners, climate change seems to be a good thing. Then again, they could be mistaken. Researchers in Germany's central state of Hessen are working to find out how it all affects the vines. Read more.

1. September 2015 - 14:15

Fortnum & Mason, the posh London department store that traces its history to 1707, has closed its Fountain brasserie after 60 years and plans to replace it with a destination restaurant oozing the old-fashioned glamour of a bygone age. Read more.

31. August 2015 - 12:00

The natural wine movement is spreading. Everywhere I look in Tokyo, neighborhood wine bars and small bistros are introducing all-natural wine lists. I’m starting to wonder, why does natural wine fit so organically into the city? Read more.

29. August 2015 - 15:30

At first glance, it was like any run-of-the-mill vineyard — manicured rows of grapevines winding through the countryside and the faint scent of fruit wafting in the air. But here in the rural heartland of Thailand, things are done differently. Read more.

29. August 2015 - 15:15

Georgia offers everything a modern wine geek could ask for: native vinifera grape varieties grown almost nowhere else; modern-style wines that capture those grapes’ fruity flavors; and wines fermented the way Georgians have done it for centuries, offering us a taste of the past. Read more.

28. August 2015 - 11:45

Although Sweden’s wine retail is dominated by Systembolaget, the government monopoly, consumers can buy from independent retailers online. Vincent Arrhenius reports.

Gerd Rindchen
28. August 2015 - 11:30

The German wine market can be complicated for outsiders. However, those who understand the market structure and who have key contacts with specialist dealers, can bypass the large importers, fins Jürgen Mathäß.

28. August 2015 - 11:15

The USA Trade Tasting, to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City next March, is offering an earlybird registration discount of $900.00 off its regular price – but the discount closes on midnight, 31 August 2015.

27. August 2015 - 12:00

Russian consumers may soon be able to buy wine and spirits over the Internet once more. According to a spokesperson for the RAR (the RosAlkogolRegulirovanie), which regulates the sale of alcohol in Russia, the organization is theoretically willing to allow sales over the Internet.

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