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.

11. September 2008 - 13:00

by Sophie Kevany

Internationally renowned wine critic Robert Parker appeared in a Paris court last week to face defamation charges brought by an former associate. The preliminary criminal charges against Parker, filed on 5 September, are part of an ongoing case filed last year by Hannah Agostini, a former associate who worked with Parker in Bordeaux during the 1990s.

11. September 2008 - 13:00

An analysis by Igor Serdyuk

Low prices for agricultural land and high customs duties on wine are encouraging Russian entrepreneurs to invest in localvineyards - leading to a renaissance of Russian winemaking. While ten years ago the wine regions of southern Russia looked deserted, a growing number of premium local brands from this region are now on the market.

11. September 2008 - 13:00

by Ken Gargett

Sam Holmes, the inaugural chief executive of the recently formed Barossa Grape and Wine Association (BGWA), began his tenure by drawing attention to some of the dangers facing the Australian wine industry. His key concern was the oversupply of grapes resulting from the massive increase in plantings over recent years.

11. September 2008 - 13:00

by Sophie Kevany

Bordeaux is facing less surplus, higher prices and a shortage of whites, according to figures from the main producers union, released 10 September 2008. The figures, compiled by the Maison des Bordeaux et Bordeaux Supérieur, which has 5,500 members and represents over half of Bordeaux’s total production, covered both current market conditions and the upcoming 2008 harvest.

11. September 2008 - 13:00

by Meininger’s Wine Business International

Despite a decline of 1% in volume to 200m litres, exports of German wines rose by 2% in value to €398m in the 12 months through June 2008, according to statistics released by the German Wine Institute (DWI) in Mainz.

10. September 2008 - 13:00

by Michèle Shah

Italy’s spumante sales for the first six months of 2008 registered a 60% increase in value and a 10% increase in volume over 2007 exports, according to a study carried out by Osservatorio Nazionale Economico Spumanti (Ones). In value, this equates to €1.3bn and 320m bottles.

10. September 2008 - 13:00

by Sophie Kevany

The French wine sector has accused the French government of ‘legal injustice’ over the banning of alcohol promotion on the Internet. Wine producer unions from across the country have created two hard-hitting images in support of their argument and have written a strong letter of protest which will be sent to the government this week.

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