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 Ken Gargett
The overall consumption of alcohol is declining among Americans, new research suggests. However, there does not appear to be any significant decline in alcohol-related disorders.
by Ken Gargett
Australian winery, Yabby Lake of Mornington Peninsula, has opened a new cellar door—in the city of Guangzhou in Guandong Province, China. Although the timing is perfect for visitors for the Olympic Games,
by Paul Gregutt for the Yakima Herald-Republic
Some 500 different indigenous wine grapes are grown in Georgia, whichtraces its winemaking history back more than 7,000 years. Yet how manyof us in the West can say we've ever enjoyed a refreshing glass ofGrdzelmtevana, or a sip of Shavkapito?
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by Shannon Dininny at the Summit Daily News
an analysis by Charles Metcalfe
The middle of August has heralded an uneasy truce in the British war on alcohol. Politicians have disappeared to spend more time with their families. Anyone in the media who can claim any remote link with sport has flown off to Beijing and the Olympics.
by Larry Walker
Boisset Family Estates will ship Beaujolais Nouveau wines from its Mommessin and Bouchard Aine & Fils French wineries in PET bottles in North America this autumn. According to Jean-Charles Boisset, president of the company, the move to PET will reduce weight of the air-shipped wine by 42% and freight costs by 33%.