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South African Wines Gaining Traction In U.S. | Shanken News Daily

South African Wines Gaining Traction In U.S. | Shanken News Daily | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
South African wine may still be a relatively small category in the U.S. market—with bottled shipments up 11% to 954,000 cases last year—but its expansion has accelerated lately, and key players are bullish on growth opportunities, especially at the premium end.
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Wine Spectator Reports On 2014’s Southern Hemisphere Harvest | Shanken News Daily

Wine Spectator Reports On 2014’s Southern Hemisphere Harvest | Shanken News Daily | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
While vines are just flowering in Europe and North America, the Southern Hemisphere has picked, crushed and fermented its 2014 wine grape crop.
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Imported Wine Volume Declines Slightly, But Value Picture More Encouraging | Shanken News Daily

Imported Wine Volume Declines Slightly, But Value Picture More Encouraging | Shanken News Daily | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
In stark contrast to the continuing strength of domestic wine in the U.S., imported table wine lost ground in 2013, with category depletions down 0.5% to 70 million nine-liter cases, according to Impact Databank.
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NZ wine exports reach record $1.3 billion

NZ wine exports reach record $1.3 billion | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
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Bordeaux Needs to "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" Says Sherry-Lehmann CEO

Bordeaux Needs to "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" Says Sherry-Lehmann CEO | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
Bordeaux Needs to "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" Says Sherry-Lehmann CEO. Bordeaux producers risk falling out of step with consumers, warns one of New York's top wine retailers.
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South Africa's 2014 wine harvest set for 'mild decline'

South Africa's 2014 wine harvest set for 'mild decline' | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
South Africa’s harvest is set for a “mild decline” in 2014, as the picking season draws to an end.
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Bordeaux 2013 Prices Must Fall "At Least 30%" | wine-searcher

Bordeaux 2013 Prices Must Fall "At Least 30%" | wine-searcher | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
Bordeaux 2013 Prices Must Fall "At Least 30%". It's the start of the en primeur season... Read wine news & features.
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Global Prosecco sales overtake Champagne

Global Prosecco sales overtake Champagne | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
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China Uncovered: Interview with Ian Ford, One Of The Largest Wine Importers In China - Beverage Trade Network

China Uncovered: Interview with Ian Ford, One Of The Largest Wine Importers In China - Beverage Trade Network | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
China Uncovered: Interview with Ian Ford, One Of The Largest Wine Importers In China
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US and Africa buoy Cognac exports

US and Africa buoy Cognac exports | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
Global Cognac sales in 2013 have been described as “reassuringly high”, despite problems caused by a severe slowdown in China.
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Top 10 free wine apps

Top 10 free wine apps | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
For the technologically-minded wine lover there are a wealth of apps on offer to enhance your experience of wine.
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Rioja sees record-breaking sales in 2013

Rioja sees record-breaking sales in 2013 | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
Sales of Rioja reached 277 million litres in 2013, surpassing its previous record set before the global economic downturn.
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French wine exports down in 2013; low-priced bottles decline the most

French wine exports down in 2013; low-priced bottles decline the most | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
Small wonder French wine producers are looking forward to this year’s biennial wine fair Vinexpo Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong.
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Generation Y prepared to pay more

Generation Y prepared to pay more | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
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U.S. Surpasses France As Top Global Wine Market, As China Suffers First Decline In Years | Shanken News Daily

U.S. Surpasses France As Top Global Wine Market, As China Suffers First Decline In Years | Shanken News Daily | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
The U.S. overtook France as the world’s largest wine market last year, with volume up 1% to 329 million cases, according to Impact Databank.
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On-Premise Update: Restaurant Sales On Pace For Growth, But Spirits, Wine Still Struggling | Shanken News Daily

On-Premise Update: Restaurant Sales On Pace For Growth, But Spirits, Wine Still Struggling | Shanken News Daily | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
After a long period of relatively flat sales or very slow growth, there appears to be plenty of growth potential for the U.S. restaurant industry.
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Californian wines grab 64% of US market

Californian wines grab 64% of US market | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
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Can Portugal Win the Wine Wars?

Can Portugal Win the Wine Wars? | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
My recent trip to Portugal was eye-opening and will be the subject of Wine Economist columns for the next few weeks. I was invited to speak at a wine industry gathering held in association with a P...
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Rosé sales soaring in France

Rosé sales soaring in France | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
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Hungary abolishes three and four Puttonyos Tokaji grades | decanter.com

Hungary abolishes three and four Puttonyos Tokaji grades | decanter.com | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
Hungary's Tokaji trade council has abolished the two lower grades of the country's most famous wine, leaving some merchants concerned about the effect on consumers.
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US wine exports reach record high

US wine exports reach record high | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it

US wineries exported a record $1.55 billion of wine last year, an increase of 16.4% on 2012, and the fourth consecutive years rise by value.

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Wine recognised as part of French cultural heritage

Wine recognised as part of French cultural heritage | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
A government commission in France recently ranked wine as an essential part of France’s cultural heritage and the amendment is now awaiting approval from the senate.
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Argentine Malbec: Old dog, new tricks

Argentine Malbec: Old dog, new tricks | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
Argentine Malbec gives immediate pleasure and is bringing new drinkers into wine. But how does the country build on this without making the same mistakes made by other varieties that became brands?
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Euromonitor’s key spirits trends for 2014

Euromonitor’s key spirits trends for 2014 | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
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Top 10 Wine-Consuming Countries in the World Per Capita

Top 10 Wine-Consuming Countries in the World Per Capita | The Wine & Spirits Market | Scoop.it
California Wine Institute came out with the 2012 list of countries with the most wine consumption per capita, with some surprising results
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