It’s hard not to marvel at the scale of China’s massive e-commerce market when its annual turnover from last year alone amounted to US$4.26 trillion, higher than Germany’s entire GDP (US$4.21 trillion). Figures can be encouraging but how much of it was generated from online wine sales? Who are the major players driving China’s wine sales? And what wines are consumers buying online? Find out here.
DtC shipments up 22%, U.S. wine sales rise 5% in latest Wine Industry Metrics report
El proyecto enoturístico Spain Through its Wineries se ha presentado en La Rioja Conocer España a través de sus bodegas y difundir su riqueza vitivinícola, cultural y gastronómica, con este objetivo se ha puesto en marcha Spain Through its Wineries (De Bodegas por España), una forma diferente de recorrer la geografía española. Fiesta de la vendimia, cosmética con fruto de la vid o ver La Rioja en globo, son una pequeña muestra de un sinfín de actividades que ofrece este programa y que pudieron experimentar los asistentes a su presentación
The SAQ has announced that they will be increasing the retail prices of over 800 products at shops across Quebec. This news has conveniently come right around the holiday period, when we all plan on drinking the most. Although the price increases are not terribly drastic, considering the already steep prices we pay for alcohol in Quebec, it’s still a significant change.
A consumer survey conducted by China’s leading wine expert, Li Demei, has shown that Chinese wine drinkers prefer a touch of sweetness, and that consumers accustomed to different types of Chinese cuisines respond differently to acidity, tannins, astringency and bitterness.
Andes Wines launched theLuxury Wine Tour of Ancient Vineyards, with the objective of showcasing the oldest vineyards in Chile while enjoying wine-themed hotels in several wine valleys
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have confirmed, by studying global data, that it’s true around the world: Climate and drinking patterns are inversely related, meaning the warmer and sunnier the climate, the less people drink alcohol
Get ready for the next revolution: wine in a can. Perhaps inspired by the craft beer movement’s willingness to use aluminum cans, the wine industry is following suit with a deluge of canned wines hitting the market. According to a 2018 Nielsen Report, the growth of canned wines has quickly eclipsed any other form of wine packaging. While glass bottles still command 73% of market share, canned wines and to a lesser extent, Tetra Pak wines, are showing extraordinary growth.
Una auditoría elaborada por la Comisión Europea (CE” a principios de marzo pasado -hecha pública ahora por la Dirección General de Salud y Seguridad Alimentaria- concluyó que los retrasos en las medidas de erradicación de la Xylella en España hacen que “su riesgo de propagación sea elevado”.
Food prices slipped as fruits, vegetables, cereals and bakery products became cheaper.
A panel of grapegrowing pundits held court last week during the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ Rootstock trade show on the wisdom of relying so heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon. … While a site may be better suited for growing grapes other than Cabernet, the economics for growers are clear
ProWine China 2018, the latest edition of the ProWein World series of international trade fairs for wine and spirits, concluded today in Shanghai on a high note, with record-breaking numbers for both exhibitors and visitors.
22º salón internacional de la técnica para la viticultura, la enología y las técnicas olivícolas y aceiterasVeronafiere – Verona (Italia)
Alcohol companies should limit or restrict the ability for users to comment on adverts posted to social media sites, according to a new study that highlights the power of positive, or negative, enforcement by peers can have.
This Briefing Paper provides a comprehensive overview of the EU’s Most Favoured Nation (MFN” clauses on services and investment. It discusses their scope and the exceptions they contain, and then considers how these clauses are likely to limit the extent of concessions that the EU and its existing partners are prepared to grant the UK.
The UK government has high expectations about future services trade deals with non-EU countries. Yet, in practice, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs” typically only provide greater legal certainty about current applied policies rather than bringing about actual trade liberalization in services.This Briefing Paper looks at why it is so difficult to achieve actual liberalization in service negotiations and what FTAs, in practice, can offer. The authors argue that based on other countries’ experiences, the UK government will face several significant challenges and complexities in negotiating services FTAs with non-EU countries. To
A former winemaker, Bertaccini is driven to experiment with wine additives and the products he presents to his clients. To this end, in 2015, he received a ton of excess Pinot Noir grapes from Lodi that winemaker George Natsis donated for a bench trial. The trial would test several different tannin additives on one base wine, a control plus four batches treated with the different tannins, and then consistently taste the five samples throughout the year after bottling.
A. Castro-Marin, A. Gabriela Buglia, F. Chinnici, C. Riponi; Département des sciences agronomiques et alimentaires, Université de Bologne, Italy
Juan Manuel Martínez, Universidad de Zaragoza
The South African wine industry expects at this early stage that the 2019 wine grape crop will return to normal levels in most regions thanks to good rainfall hot on the heels of a three year-long drought. The Klein Karoo however, is still experiencing a serious water…