While consumers may know Prosecco as an off-dry, fruity fizz, new styles are emerging. Giles Fallowfield took a look.
Wine Business International
A new study overturns previous thinking about sex-based differences in wine tasting, concluding that male and female judges award much the same points to the same wines. Liza B. Zimmerman reports.
Laurent and Catherine Delaunay started with one car, one computer and a mobile phone shaped like a brick. From those small beginnings they have built a 15m bottle company. Felicity Carter spoke with Laurent Delaunay about what opportunities he sees remaining in wine - and the threats on the horizon.
A new report forecasts strong demand for low to no alcohol wines. Sophie Kevany reports on whether the wine trade can meet that demand.
by Kevin McCallum at the Press Democrat
by Subhash Arora
India’s minister for horticulture in the state of Karnataka, Umesh Katti, has announced establishment of two wine parks in his state as public-private partnership projects to increase grape cultivation and quality wine production. by Subhash Arora
by Michelle Locke from AP
A high-tech shipping label now being used by some in the industry aims to warn customers if there's a chance they're getting cooked Cabernet. About the size of a sugar packet, the labels can be programmed for a range of temperatures and placed directly on the product or its packaging. A light flashes green if the product stays within specifications and yellow if it doesn't.
from Liz Gunnison at portfolio.com
In its latest expansion, Amazon.com is looking to sell wine online. But it may stumble the same way other Internet retailers have: It's still not possible to ship legally to many US states, and for others, it requires investment, such as having a brick-and-mortar etail outlet in that state.
by Joseph Chaney at Reuters
China could become the industry's next Chile: a font of quality and affordable wines. China's wine industry is expected to grow to roughly $13.7bn in 2010, up from $10.5bn in 2007, according to research from Euromonitor, and experts say it could be the world's eighth largest wine consumer by 2012.
by Ken Gargett
Dr James Kennedy, associate professor at Oregon State University's Department of Food Science and Technology, will join the Australian Wine Research Institute as a research manager from the beginning of 2009.
by Cathy van Zyl MW
The South African Wine & Spirit Board (SAWB) has agreed that Riesling, rather than Crouchen, is Riesling and that it may be bottled for sale in South Africa without the ‘Rhine’ or ‘Weisser’ prefix - but only from the 2010 harvest.