Wine Business International

When winemaker Max Schubert came home from France and decided to use French techniques, he created Grange. But why the use of new oak? Robert Joseph suggests Schubert may have visited France at an unusual time.

29. December 2006 - 12:00

by Dr. Brent Haggard

Millésima, one of Europe s largest online mail order companies for wine, has just opened an American office. Originally slated to have been launched earlier this spring for the 2005 Bordeaux futures campaign, Roger Bohmrich MW, director of

28. December 2006 - 12:00

by Michael Fridjhon

Although the 2006 vintage was already up almost 11% in volume on that of 2005, 2007 appears headed to be even larger. According to current estimates, the next crop could reach 1,335 million tonnes, up almost 3% again on 2006. With the exception of

28. December 2006 - 12:00

by Hervé Lalau

An article in the most recent edition of the French financial magazine, Economie Matin, counsels all French wine regions to take a lesson from the successful business model developed in Champagne. According to the authors analysis, the key to

27. December 2006 - 12:00

by James Halliday and Joel B. Payne

Australian winemakers want to double the amount of water that can be added to their wines. The Winemakers Federation of Australia, which includes well-known producers such as Foster´s, Hardy und McGuigan as members, have petitioned

the Food Standards Board in Australia to raise the limit of water that can be officially added to wine from 30 to 70 millilitres, which would be approximately ten percent of a standard bottle.

27. December 2006 - 12:00

by Dr. Hermann Pilz and Richard Grosche

The final figures on total imports for the period from October 2005 to September 2006 have just been released by Germany s Federal Statistical Office. While Italy increased its exports to Germany by 13.3 percent in volume, value was up barely 2.2 percent.

26. December 2006 - 12:00

by Elsebeth Lohfert

The long, warm summer and mild autumn have made 2006 a record year for Danish winegrowers, who have flourished as average annual temperatures have risen in Europe. Jens Michael Gundersen, the chairman of Foreningen af Danske Vinavlere

the Danish winemaker's guild, speaks of a record vintage and expects that at least 50,000 bottles of wine will be produced. Quality should be excellent, he adds. The largest harvest to date was 30,000 bottles.

26. December 2006 - 12:00

by Hervé Lalau

The growers in Champagne have applied to the French authorities through their regional association, the CIVC, in order to be permitted to increase yields. The maximum currently allowed now 13 metric tonnes per hectare; the CIVC is requesting 15.5 tonnes, which

25. December 2006 - 12:00

by Andreas Larsson

The Swedish government has announced plans to sell its stake in Vin & Spirit, the company that until 1995 was the only wine and spirits importer in the country. This decision is part of a privatisation programme of public companies, which

which began when the conservative party won elections last September.

25. December 2006 - 12:00

by Michèle Shah

Exports have risen by 7.6% in value and are on the verge of reaching a billion dollars worth of wine. The data was published by Italy s Coldiretti based on a market report produced by the Italian Food & Wine Institute for the first nine months of 2006.

24. December 2006 - 12:00

by James Halliday and Joel B. Payne

The past few years has witnessed an explosion in wine packaging alternatives, including the Boisset\'s French tetrapak, the American Sofia Mini sparkler and New Zealand\'s pettle. Now Australia\'s largest wine producer, Hardy s, has unveiled the Shuttle

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