Wine Business International

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.

27. May 2015 - 11:00

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.

27. May 2015 - 11:00

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.

26. May 2015 - 14:30

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake shook wine country north of San Francisco on Thursday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said, recalling a major temblor that rocked the area last summer and caused millions of dollars in damage. Read more.

26. May 2015 - 14:30

If the US doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game. Read more.

26. May 2015 - 14:30

Accolade Wines has appointed MJ Loza, currently head of its New Zealand operations, as its new general manager for North America. He will be based in Napa. Read more.

26. May 2015 - 14:30

The co-founder of Pont des Arts - a collection of exclusive wines - tells Bernice Chan he is amazed by the Hong Kong wine scene, and talks about growing up on a top wine estate. Read more.

26. May 2015 - 14:15

Richard Riddiford has been one of the success stories of the New Zealand wine industry. Now, after 25 years at the helm, he’s retiring. Read more.

22. May 2015 - 12:45

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.

22. May 2015 - 12:45

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.

21. May 2015 - 13:00

Millennials are increasingly moving away from beer in favour of wine and spirits. This trend is scaring major companies like Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, and Heineken, according to a recent report by Morgan Stanley. Read more.

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