Brent Marris has not only been part of the evolution of the modern New Zealand wine industry, he's also been responsible for launching three of the world's most successful brands. He speaks with Robert Joseph.
Wine Business International
When members of the wine trade lament the stratospheric increases in the prices of top wines, Robert Joseph wants to know what it is they're complaining about.
Wine businesses across the world are facing questions of how and when to pass the business on to the next generation, says Rebecca Gibbs.
An innovative wine distributor has created a bar that is helping to change the wine landscape of Barcelona. Barnaby Eales reports.
from the Sacramento Business Journal
Wine drinking in the US rose 3.2% to 292.1m cases sold, with a value of $27.9bn in 2007, according to the Beverage Information Group. It was the fourteenth consecutive year of gains.
by Sophie Kevany
International sales of the exceptional Bordeaux 2005 vintage have saved French wine export figures for the first half of 2008. Figures released this week, for the period January to June 2008, show a fall in French wine export volumes of 8.72%, but an almost equivalent rise in value of 8.16%, compared to the same period in 2007.
by Sophie Kevany
France and Hong Kong have formally agreed to develop wine sector trade and tourism together, under the terms of an agreement signed this week in Hong Kong. The agreement, signed by French Agricultural minister, Michel Barnier, and Hong Kong Trade Minister, Rita Lau, fits with the French need to develop wine export markets, and Hong Kong’s desire to become the primary wine trading hub for the Asian market.
by Bill Daley at The Chicago Tribune
an analysis by Sophie Kevany
The recent announcement that the French 2008 wine harvest would be as small, or smaller, than last year, seems fitting, given new figures showing further decreases in domestic consumption. Since the halcyon days of the 90s, when
by Kriss Hall at the Dominion Post
Australian drinkers quaffed more than NZ $246.7m ($176.4m/€119m) worth of Kiwi wine, or 27.3m litres, to overtake Britain as the number one market, according to New Zealand Winegrowers.
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by Ken Gargett
New Zealand Winegrowers have announced an increase of 14% in exports, totaling NZ$797.8m ($569m/€386) for the year ending June, 2008. The increase is in line with projections to see exports reach the stated target of NZ$1bn by 2010. Incorporating domestic figures brings the total sales for the year to NZ$1.25bn.