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News that the government is to insist the drinks sector introduces a new registration scheme for wholesalers in a bid to curb alcohol fraud has been welcomed by trade leaders.
Economic forecasts have been released this week that predict the total amount of money raised by duty on wine will increase by 54% over the next six years if the duty escalator remains in place.
South African producer, Origin Wine, has opened a new office in Sweden this week as part of its strategy to drive distribution of its wines in key markets around the world.
Sparkling wine continues to show strong growth in its major markets, Richard Halstead of Wine Intelligence told the 3rd International Sparkling Wine Symposium, with a new generation of drinkers and distinct changes in drinking habits the key drivers.
Riedel Crystal announced it will be bringing its UK distribution in-house instead of going through supplier Churchill China, which could result in an average price reduction of around 20% for customers from February 1, 2014.
Without the budgets to talk directly to a highly fragmented consumer base in diverse markets around the world, social media offers wine producers an unrivalled way of tapping into potential customers, according to South African producer, Mike Ratcliffe.
JF Hillebrand Group AG has bought the Satellite Logistics Group, a Texas based supply-chain provider for the drinks industry.
Glenmorangie, the Scottish whisky distiller, is giving whisky drinkers the chance to decide the packaging design for a new single malt whisky as it looks to involve its customers more in the production process.
The wine trade should follow the lead of the tobacco industry and target Russia as a key market for the future, according to Ian Johnstone of British American Tobacco.
In the first-ever November tasting session of the International Wine Challenge, New Zealand wines – including Sauvignon Blancs and sparkling wines – shone, scooping 14 gold medals.
“The wine business is the canary in the cage for world agriculture because it so sensitive to change,” Dr Richard Smart told delegates to the 3rd International Sparkling Wine Symposium, being held at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Surrey.
New Zealand winemaker Invivo is ditching “winespeak gobbledegook” in favour of a humorous campaign that aims to connect with consumers.
Live from Wine Vision 2013
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How exchange rates can predict the future of wine Subscription
Worldwide currency exchange rates continue to help shape the winners and losers in the global wine world and have played a key role in helping China become such a significant player.
Wine-trade leaders share vision of future Subscription
What do the world’s wine leaders think of the industry’s future? Gemma McKenna reports on an exclusive survey of the trade’s senior figures ahead of next week’s Wine Vision conference
Are we all talking a foreign language? Subscription
Effective communication is vital for an industry fighting for customers. But it means using a language consumers understand, heard October’s DWCC conference in Rioja. Richard Siddle and Erin Smith report.
Wine and cricket are so inextricably interwoven in South Australia that the number of winemakers and vineyard managers, who will be descending upon the Adelaide Oval for the second Ashes Test from December 5-9, should number not two but three figures. Those coming reads like a Who’s Who of the South Australian wine industry.
Robin Copestick reports back from the third week of his Asian and Australian adventure, highlighting the major trends for wine in the on and off-trades there.
Les Trois Garçons unravels in an 133 year-old pub. Once a squat “cared for” by its’ 30 residents, “Garçons”, Hassan, Michel and Stefan (from Malaysia, France and Sweden) lavishly restored the building in 1996, making the upstairs floors exclusively their home. Four years on, they opened the ground floor restaurant, ...