Wine Business International

Dynamo Penny Richards has reported for the BBC, negotiated with the Taliban, and worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Now she's shaking things up at the Institute of Masters of Wine. She spoke to Robert Joseph.

9. October 2006 - 13:00

by Michael Fridjhon

The annual auction of the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) is an event which has come to be regarded as a barometer of the health of the top-end of the

South African wine trade. The Guild with a membership of just under 40 of the country\'s top winemakers profiles the boutique and cult wine business, rather than the national wholesaler perspective and the auction, now in its 21st year, reflects this dimension.

8. October 2006 - 13:00

by Victor de la Serna

Although against the European decision to condone the use of oak chips to flavour wine, the Consejo Regulador in Rioja plans to allow its

8. October 2006 - 13:00

by Subhash Arora

Vijay Mallya, chairman of UB Group, the largest beer and spirit s company in India has announced his foray into the wine market. After failing to buy

8. October 2006 - 13:00

by Charles Metcalfe

I think we may have seen the best of the recent run of high prices, confided David Elswood at lunch after a sale of Finest & Rarest Wines on

7. October 2006 - 13:00

by Othmar Stäheli

After the bankruptcy of Swiss Wine Communication in July, a new company has been founded to promote Swiss wine both on the domestic market and

5. October 2006 - 13:00

by Michèle Shah

4. October 2006 - 13:00

by Hervé Lalau

Exports of French sparkling wines to Belgium have been increasing steadily for the last five years. In 2001, a total of 124,000 hectolitres of French

4. October 2006 - 13:00

by Hervé Lalau

At 26 litres per head each year, Belgians are keen on wine and tend to think that stores that select the best are good retailers. As it is difficult

3. October 2006 - 13:00

by Bernard Burtschy

The unusually shy Josef Helfrich, founder and managing director of Grands Chais de France, announced recently that his group had formed a

2. October 2006 - 13:00

by Michèle Shah

Emilio Pedron from Gruppo Italiano Vini has confirmed that his group has purchased the production facility of Bolla near Soave from Brown-Forman for