Wine Business International

ProWein, where wineries can benchmark each other

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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14. October 2018 - 14:15

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.

PIcture of Mayfair by Peter Wetherell/WetherellMayfair
14. October 2018 - 13:15

The game of Monopoly, where players compete for real estate, has a lot to teach the wine industry, says Robert Joseph.

14. October 2018 - 13:00

The Madeira Wine Institute has created a novel scheme to help still wine production flourish on the island. Rui Falcão reports.

13. August 2008 - 13:00

from Chris Rauber at the San Francisco Business Times

American giant, Southern Wine & Spirits, which operates in 30 states, and Glazer's Distributors, which does business in 12 states, said Tuesday afternoon they've formed a national strategic joint venture to distribute wine and other alcoholic beverages in 38 states, including Texas, subject to regulatory approval. Those states represent more than 80% of the US market.

12. August 2008 - 13:00

by Larry Walker

Even as Riesling sales continue to soar in the US (up 23% in volume in 2007) a new report focused on the Riesling market indicates that even fairly savvy wine consumers are confused about the variety because of the diversity of styles.

11. August 2008 - 13:00

by Subhash Arora

The US has filed an appeal against the World Trade Organisation’s February decision to uphold India’s import taxes on wines and spirits. The appeal was filed last week.

The original complaint was about India’s additional duties, which India did waive in July 2007 after heavy pressure from both the US and the EU. The EU subsequently dropped its complaint, but the US did not.

11. August 2008 - 13:00

by Michèle Shah

Avignonesi, one of Tuscany’s most renowned estates, has sold the majority of its shares to Virginie Saverys, one of the directors of the maritime company Compagnie Maritime Belge NV, based in Anvers.

Saverys had already previously purchased 30% of the shares of Avignonesi through the Belgium stock company ‘Victrix’ a year ago when Ettore Falvo decided to leave Avignonesi.

10. August 2008 - 13:00

by Meininger’s Wine Business International

Both the volume and value of Australian wine exports were down, in the year ended July 2008. According to the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation, the volume of Australian wine exported declined 13% to 703m litres and value fell 12% to A$2.6bn ($2.3bn/€1.55bn) while the average price increased by 1% to $3.77 per litre.

10. August 2008 - 13:00

by Meininger’s Wine Business International

Wines of South Africa (WOSA), the organisation that promotes South African wines worldwide, has instigated a job creation campaign to train 2,010 wine waiters ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, according to

its most recent press release.

9. August 2008 - 13:00

by Meininger’s Wine Business International

The Spanish federal anti monopoly authority CNC has opened an investigation into the business practices of seven sherry Bodegas - Wiliams & Humbert, Gonzáles Byass, Lustau, Bellavista, Mateos, Estévez und Barbadillo - and the association

FEDEJEREZ, who are suspected of market cornering and price setting.