Wine Business International

Kristy Sammis, CLEVER

If you're trying to attract the attention of the Millennials, you need to be on Instragram. You might need to recruit some influencers as well. Social media guru Kristy Sammis explains how to do it to Felicity Carter.

Josko Gravner. Photo by Simon Woolf
18. January 2019 - 12:00

As orange wines emerge on wine lists and retail shelves alike, Simon Woolf argues that orange is no fad, but a way to make some grapes sing.

The Tasting Zone at ProWein 2018
18. January 2019 - 11:00

This year ProWein celebrates its 25th year anniversary, having achieved a place at the centre of the international wine world.

18. January 2019 - 10:15

New figures show that wine drinking continues to grow in the US, even though overall alcohol consumption is declining. Sophie Kevany reports.

1. October 2008 - 13:00

by Sophie Kevany

France’s largest producer of burgundy wines, Boisset, has sold off its spirits business, citing a need to recentralise on still and sparkling wines, given rising credit costs and an increasinglytougher business climate.

30. September 2008 - 13:00

by Sophie Kevany

Bordeaux’s mayor has written a letter to France’s prime minister demanding that laws currently making it illegal for wine and other alcoholic drinks websites to exist, be changed.

29. September 2008 - 13:00

by Greg Ninness at the Sunday Star Times

A wine rejected by European buyers because of its high metal content is being sold at knock-down prices in New Zealand supermarkets. Last year, Martinborough-based Te Kairanga winery had a 4000-case shipment of its 2006 pinot noir returned after its German buyer discovered the wine's copper content exceeded European standards.

28. September 2008 - 13:00

by Frances Robinson at Bloomberg News

27. September 2008 - 13:00

by Subhash Arora

The European Unionhas again filed a formal complaint against India at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) claiming that it still keeps European wine and spirits out of its market due to discriminatory high taxes.

27. September 2008 - 13:00

by Elissaveta Velianova

Bulgaria’s Executive Agency on Vine and Wine last week revealed that as many as 6,200 hectares of new vineyards were planted and replanted, bringing the country’s total vineyard area to 136,000 by the end of 2007. This is good news for producers, as Bulgaria has long suffered shortage of sufficient quantity and quality grapes, in contrast to the grape glut experienced in traditional EU countries.

26. September 2008 - 13:00

by Sophie Kevany

This year French wine growers have almost doubled the number of vine hectares they want to uproot, with the Languedoc Roussillon asking for 65% of the total area requested.

This year the total area comes to 22,700 hectares, whereas the average for the last three years has been about 15,000 hectares.