La Mancha's distinctive windmills

Spain's wine industry must restructure but avoid 'trashing vinous treasures', warns MW

15 Sep 2014

Spain has to be very careful not to trash its vinous treasures, warned Justin Knock MW, as the country faces a restructure following a wine glut.

Globe in red wine glass

Wine trade identifies major opportunities for 2014

29 Aug 2014

The relaunch of the 3 for £10 mechanic; a major crisis in the Spanish bulk wine industry and the growing prominence of fruit-flavoured wines were all chosen as major stories of the year to date by some of the wine trade’s top names.

bulk wine

Back to School: Anya Robson of Murphy Wine Company

29 Aug 2014

As part of our ongoing Back to School series, Anya Robson of bulk wine broker Murphy Wine Company reckons Spain’s bulk industry is in crisis and tips South African rosé as one to watch.


Is Spain's bulk wine industry in crisis?

28 Aug 2014

Spain’s bulk wine industry is in crisis, as the country still has massive overstocks from the 2013 harvest, no longer has EU subsidies and needs urgent reform.  Spain’s bulk wine industry is facing serious challenges While experts say Spain’s bulk wine industry is in dire need ...

Fruit flavours

Wine trade bets on fruit-flavoured wines

27 Aug 2014

The wine trade is betting on fruit-flavoured wines – such as raspberry and grapefruit – as an upcoming trend for the UK market.

World Bulk Wine Show to expand by 25%

Bulk wine growth sees extra demand for World Bulk Wine exhibition

22 Aug 2014

The rise in popularity and importance of bulk wine in the global wine market is reflected in the World Bulk Wine Exhibition having to expand to cope with demand from exhibitors.

Harvest in Roussillon

Bordeaux's 2014 wine harvest to be up 50% on last year

18 Aug 2014

Bordeaux’s upcoming wine grape harvest should see a return to normal for the region, with forecasts placing it as coming in at 5.6 million hectolitres. 

Bulk wine

Pinot Grigio stocks tighten further, says Murphy Wine Company Subscription

11 Aug 2014

Murphy Wine Company’s latest price list, dated July 30, 2014, shows further tightening of Pinot Grigio stocks globally as Californian producers say their crop could be down by around one third.

California Harvest

California's wine industry prepares for 'lighter' crop

11 Aug 2014

California is preparing itself for a smaller harvest than 2013 – which was a bumper crop at 4 million tonnes – with some varieties looking to be down by around one third.

South Africa

South African wine under the microscope

08 Aug 2014

South Africa may be known for its value-for-money wine, but the country is vying for a spot in more premium territory, as Gemma McKenna and Erin Smith find out

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