According to the Liv-ex’s most recent market report, “the value of trades in November was down 19% on this time last year” signalling the on-going challenge of Bordeaux’s most iconic wines continually demanding the historical prices of just a few years ago.
I’d been avoiding Mallorca and the other Balearic Islands like the plague. Although I knew the wider reality to be different – prompted by photos of beautiful mountain vistas, of historic Palma and some increasingly trendy hotels and restaurants - in my mind it was hard to escape images of ugly concrete hotels filled with fleshy, tattooed Brits, drinking vast quantities of lager. But needs must – particularly as warm ...
Accolade Wines is to run its European affairs from a new dedicated office in Warsaw, Poland rather than manage the operation from its UK headquarters.
The number of applications for craft distiller licences in the UK has taken HMRC “by surprise”, spiking from two last year, to 35 so far in 2014.
Ahead of January’s French Wine Discoveries tasting at London’s Tobacco Dock Anne-Catherine Vigouroux of organisers, WIne4Trade, explains what visitors can expect from the 120 exhibitors taking part at the event on January 13.
One of the most common questions posed by students is, ‘Why is winemaking in the Old World so heavily regulated compared to winemaking in the New World’? Many students also assume that regulation leads to lack of innovative thinking. And nowhere is there more wine regulation than in Germany.
With the holidays well underway, many consumers are enjoying what is turning out to be their seasonal flirtation with Port. Yet apart from the party season, clerks and sommeliers increasingly report that quality-driven dry red wine made from traditional Douro grapes is gaining favour over the fortified style, citing consumer preference for lighter, less alcoholic and less sweet styles. According to the IVDP, last year over half of all wine exported from the Douro was unfortified. Does ...
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Christmas part 2: Key players weigh up the role of sparkling wines as the festive season approaches Subscription
The festive season is still the key trading period for sparkling wines. What do producers, brand owners, multiples and merchants expect from sparkling wines this year?