This year’s Meininger’s International Wine Conference, held the day before ProWein, looked at the impact of the Internet on the wine business. Felicity Carter reports.
Wine Business International
Vineyard owners in parts of southern Ontario are assessing the damage from a record-breaking plunge into cold weather that some growers say has devastated their grape crops. Read more.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a stern message to his administration recently: Don't show off. In other words, Putin wants politicians to stop spending on expensive Burgundy and Bordeaux. Rather, he says, they should spend money on Russian-made wines. Read more.
Drinkers in England may be consuming the equivalent of 12m more bottles of wine every week than previously thought, according to new research which asked people to record their “special occasion” drinking as well as their regular intake. Read more.
Sales of Italian fizz spiked during the recession as cash-strapped punters turned from Champagne to Prosecco. But Robert Cremonese, export manager of Italian Prosecco producer Bisol, says a bad harvest has resulted in shortages - which could mean prices may drastically rise. Read more.