Wine Business International

Kjær & Sommerfeldt, Copenhagen’s oldest wine shop

When Mads Stensgaard took control of Copenhagen’s venerable wine shop Kjaer & Sommerfelt, everything looked rosy. Then came the global financial crisis. Elsebeth Lohfert reports on how a new style of management turned things around.

31. May 2015 - 12:00

In a bid to close the black hole of knowledge relating to minerality, sensory scientists inNew Zealand and France have collaborated on a project to understand better what the concept of minerality means in Sauvignon Blanc wines, and "to investigate cultural differences in the perception of minerality" between the two wine-producing countries.

30. March 2015 - 12:15

Last year, exports of the dry, pink wines from France to the United States increased 29% by volume and 38% by value, according to French officials. Sales of rosés from other countries and within the United States have also gained in popularity. Read more.

30. March 2015 - 12:15

Taiwanese authorities raided the factory of a well-known New Taipei wine importer on March 19, seizing more than 30,000 bottles of allegedly counterfeit wine as well as printing equipment they say was used to replicate legitimate wine labels. Read more.

30. March 2015 - 12:00

Conservation efforts in South Africa’s wine industry have been so successful that the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-South Africa) feels there is no longer a need to educate SA’s wine farmers on this issue, the environmental organisation said on Monday. Read more.

30. March 2015 - 11:15

Australian wines have challenged the views of leading wine experts at Italy’s biggest annual wine fair, Vinitaly in Verona this week, who say screw capped wines are inferior. Read more.

Kjær & Sommerfeldt, Copenhagen’s oldest wine shop
27. March 2015 - 12:30

When Mads Stensgaard took control of Copenhagen’s venerable wine shop Kjaer & Sommerfelt, everything looked rosy. Then came the global financial crisis. Elsebeth Lohfert reports on how a new style of management turned things around.

27. March 2015 - 12:15

Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon is America’s best-known wine. It may also be the most divisive. Read more.

26. March 2015 - 16:30

Taking OH&S to a new level for wine professionals, University of Adelaide researchers found the acid in wine makes teeth vulnerable to erosion within minutes, after researchers in the School of Dentistry simulated the kind of short, multiple exposures to wine acid normally experienced by wine tasters. Read more.

25. March 2015 - 17:00

It has long been a mistake to assume that the Chinese will need or want a product just because it is popular in the West, and items that are standard purchases in the US and Europe often do not sell in China. Read more.

25. March 2015 - 17:00

It appears that the major factor of a wine’s terroir has more to with the soil microbes found around the plant’s roots than with the actual soil characteristics. New research published in the mBio open-access Journal of the American Society for Microbiology could have a long-standing impact on how those in the wine business think about soil and its effects on terroir.

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