While some in the wine trade search for rational formulae, Roger Morris reports that simple logic is often simply wrong. Price is in the mind of the buyer, not the seller.
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An international survey into the effects of alcohol has revealed that Germans get more argumentative when drunk, while Swedes are more likely to get amorous.
The game of Monopoly, where players compete for real estate, has a lot to teach the wine industry, says Robert Joseph.
The Madeira Wine Institute has created a novel scheme to help still wine production flourish on the island. Rui Falcão reports.
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.
by Sophie Kevany
by Michèle Shah
Two of the main estates caught up in the Brunello di Montalcino scandal, where producers have been accused of using non-permitted grape varieties, have been cleared. Antinori and Castello Banfi are able to continue bottling and exporting their Brunello wines.