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South Africa's Rapidly Changing Wine Scene,Andrew Beatty meets South Africa's new generation of winemakers.
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Chinese wine has long had a poor reputation even in its own country, but there are signs that this may be slowly changing.
Wine drinkers across America are being hampered by outdated state wine laws, which vary in severity depending on where a person lives, new research claims.
ACROSS most of the world the consumption of alcohol is falling. In some places the trend is most marked among the young: in Britain, ten years ago 70% of 16- to...
Small Canadian wine producers say provincial barriers are still making it difficult for consumers to order from outside their home province, one year after the federal government eased its own restrictions.
is a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute. He has a Ph.D in political science.
Many of my waking hours over the last month have been devoted to judging the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards.
Major Study Endorses French Paradox,
Ability to Detect Aromas is Inherited,
Si les relations commerciales entre la République Populaire Chine et l'Union Européenne se tendent autour de la question des panneaux solaires (crispation dont les vins et opérateurs patissent en ce début d'été), celles entre la Suisse et la Chine semblent être au beau fixe. Les deux pays viennent en effet de signer « le premier accord de libre-échange entre la Chine et un pays du continent européen », comme s'en félicite le ministère du commerce chinois*.
Les travaux de Maud Isabeau Furet etMaxime Christen (Chambre d'Agriculture de Gironde) se sont penchés sur le poids des composantes du terroir sur le potentiel oenologique sur 13 parcelles de merlot (AOC Bordeaux, Graves, Saint-Emilion...).
New Icewine protocols released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency aim to stamp out fraud prevalent in Canada’s most recognised wine brand.
The future direction of the appellation controllée (AOC) system in France, which dates back in its current form to the 1930s, is the subject of increasingly fierce debate, with many producers both inside and outside the system calling for its...
Hail-Damaged Vouvray Producers Get Some Relief,
Nearly everyone who’s enjoyed a good glass of wine -- or visited a vineyard -- has fantasized about going into the wine business. But as promising as that sounds, the glass may only be half full, so to speak.
Cracking the Case On Counterfeit Wines,
Chinese companies are cutting their spending on alcohol in response to a govenment initiative, but fine wine has not yet been seriously affected, says a new study.
Is a top notch wine the product of countless hours of carefully coaxing out delicate flavors through years of toil from vines to wine, or does it depend on how the person tasting that wine subconsciously reacts to the visual, tactile, or sound...
Wine is not tea—there are no leaves at the bottom of a glass that can predict the future.
"Americans consumed 324 million cases of wine in 2012, with 100 million wine drinkers. That's a 7.7 percent increase over five years ago.
>> With consumers increasingly willing to try new things, the wine industry must continue to adapt with them. "
> "The large Millennial generation (ages 21 to 34) will shape wine's future.
> Dry rosé has shifted from a minor player to frequent year-round quaff, with premium rosés in the over-$12 category up 33.6 percent off-premise over last year.
> Phenomenal growth of sparkling wine: 15.5 million cases a year, +14% from 2007 to 2012. "Sparkling is a market for tomorrow", with
> The young generation is buying more imported wine. 25- to 34-year-olds represented 24% of imported table wine drinkers in 2011, with sales growing for Italy, Chile, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, and Argentina.
> "In all countries, WOMEN will play a big role". Women are half of America's core wine drinkers, those who drink wine at least once a week."
You could call it a great unlearning. Sixty years of technical mastery over raw materials have led, in the view of some wine producers, to a loss of the innate differences with which wine was once synonymous.
Italian & Spanish Sparklers Fizzing in U.S. Market,
Design firm Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann has replaced the traditional label on bottles of Stiegl beer with a free public transportation ticket in an effort to curb drink driving.
Le gouvernement portugais vient de changer la réglementation de production des Appellations d'Origine « Porto » et « Douro Moscatel ». Ce changement permettra aux producteurs de réaliser leurs mutages à l’eau de vie issue du raisin, et non plus obligatoirement avec de l’eau de vie de vin.
Here in the United States, we've just finished celebrating our independence as a nation, and students of history will know that the battles fought and won for this cause, while clearly ideological, were largely motivated by commercial interests.
Kathrin Puff, winemaker at the award-winning Siam Winery in Thailand, reckons the unique climate she works in is excellent preparation for climate change.