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.
Wine Business International
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.
Spanish scientists have developed an ‘electronic tongue’ that can detect acid, sugar and alcohol in wine and thereby determine the age and variety of the wine. Designed for quality control in the field, the six sensor device is hand held and acts fast.
by Michèle Shah
Italy’s harvest 2008, which has just commenced with the picking of the earlier ripening white varieties will, according to the pre-harvest estimate drawn up by Unione Italiana Vini and Ismea, be up by 10% on 2007.
The study however, did not take into consideration the damage done in certain regions due to heavy rains and hailstorms which fell during the second week of July, mainly hitting the north.
by Kevin McCallum at the Press Democrat
The North Coast grape harvest kicked off its earliest start in recent memory Friday as workers fanned out into Sonoma Valley vineyards before dawn to pick prized pinot noir grapes. "If it's not the earliest, it's one of the earliest harvests I've seen in 25 years," said Chris Bowen, vineyard manager at Glen Ellen Vineyards.
by Harry Cline at the Western Farm Press
by Meininger’s Wine Business International
The Hawesko AG in Hamburg, one of Germany’s largest wine importers, wholesalers and retailers, announced in its quarterly report released on the 31st of July that group turnover was up 5% in thesecond quarter to
by Sophie Kevany
The final meeting of a French government working group charged with drafting laws to legalise alcohol publicity on the internet has ended in disarray, with a member of the group saying the economic future of the wine sector is now in doubt.