Robert Joseph created a survey to try to understand how the wine trade thinks about the future — and he’s already had some surprising insights.
Wine Business International
by Yair Koren
Although picking began in late July, the 2006 vintage in Israel lasted until mid November, illustrating the enormous differences in microclimates in this small country. Yields were very low, particularly in the Judean Hills and Samson regions.
by Charles Metcalfe
Silence has fallen since last weekend s Sunday Telegraph s article suggesting a merrier Christmas than ever . The article predicted a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on November 23 that would sweep away all import taxes on alcohol and cigarettes .
by Michèle Shah
On November the 14th, the Italian Minister for Agriculture Paolo de Castro signed a decree which bans wood chips in all of Italy DOC's and DOCG's, "so as to protect the high quality of our products." According to de Castro, there is no need for wood chips: "Italian wine exports have increased by 500 million Euros over the past 5 year, without them - and there are other ways to improve the competitiveness of the sector without altering the product."
by Michael Fridjhon
by Bernard Burtschy and Hervé Lalau
by Robert Joseph and Hervé Lalau
by Jenny Tan
by Hervé Lalau
By Victor de la Serna
by Othmar Stäheli