Wine Business International

The Sampler, central London

From the outside, the UK market looks to be dominated by supermarkets and big wine chains. But it still has a thriving independent sector. Richard Woodard identifies the top ten independents.

24. April 2015 - 13:00

Do families make better wines? It’s a romantic notion and one that mom-and-pop producers – many of whom like to peddle the notion that they’re in a David-and-Goliath battle with Grape Giants shilling nothing but soulless plonk – would like us to swallow. Read more.

24. April 2015 - 12:45

Ning Gaoning, the chairman of Cofco, the state-owned grain company that operates China’s biggest wine producer, told a conference in Switzerland what Chinese wine lovers have known for a long time: its wines are “not very good”. Read more.

The Sampler, central London
24. April 2015 - 11:30

From the outside, the UK market looks to be dominated by supermarkets and big wine chains. But it still has a thriving independent sector. Richard Woodard identifies the top ten independents.

22. April 2015 - 13:00

Open your bottle of wine with a shoe, swiftly chill a bottle with wet paper towels and spread shaving cream on clothes stained with red. These and 11 other useful tips are revealed in an infographic by Business Insider. Read more.

22. April 2015 - 12:45

Professor Joe Barry voiced concerns that high alcohol levels in some wines could be contributing to a surge in liver disease, particularly among women. Read more.

21. April 2015 - 12:45

For weeks I’ve been combing through hundreds of wine lists from restaurants around the globe in my role as judge for the World of Fine Wine’s annual wine list awards. Read more.

21. April 2015 - 12:30

Last year 264m litres of wine were consumed in Switzerland, 7.5m litres less than in 2013, a drop of 2.8%. Swiss wines suffered more than foreign ones – a result blamed on poor recent harvests. Read more.

21. April 2015 - 12:15

The rise of online auctions over recent years points to certain shifts within the makeup of the industry. Read more.

21. April 2015 - 12:00

For over 15 years, Agrifrance, a specialist division of BNP Paribas Wealth Management, has published an annual report on France’s rural economic situation, providing insights into rural property investment. Read more.

20. April 2015 - 15:45

Emilien Allouchery from Champagne Allouchery Perseval moved back to the family's eight-hectare Montagne de Reims estate about 10 years ago, having worked overseas for wineries in New Zealand and South Africa. What did he learn, making wine outside of the Champagne region? “English!” he grins. Read more.

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