Category: International

ProWein postponed to early summer

Messe Düsseldorf has postponed ProWein in consultation with the partners and associations involved to 15 to 17 May 2022.

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Now is the time to plan for smoke taint, extreme weather and other climate events

Predictive Agricultural company, Agrology, issued their 2021 Agrology Smoke Exposure Report for Sonoma and Napa counties to the public.

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Barcelona Wine Week postpones its celebration by common consent for two months

Barcelona Wine Week (BWW), the flagship event of the Spanish wine, has decided to postpone two months and will finally take place in April from 4th to 6th of 2022.

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World Bulk Wine Expo announces USA trade fair for 2022

With the Dutch government announcing a strict lockdown only a few days prior to the event, it was not an easy task given the circumstances, but eventually the World Bulk Wine Expo (WBWE) 2021 took place, marking a turning point regarding the management of trade fairs.

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Charlois Group acquires the Doreau Group

The Charlois Group have announced their acquisition of the Doreau group by its subsidiary Oak Nation. Moët Hennessy, the Wine and Spirit branch of LVMH, will hold a minority stake in the Doreau group through Maison Hennessy, main client of the Doreau Cooperage. Motivated by Thierry Doreau’s desire to preserve the activities of the eponymous […]

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Sotheby’s and Napa Valley Vintners announce first-of-its-kind partnership

Napa Valley Vintners today announces the appointment of Sotheby’s as their new auction partner, marking the first time that Sotheby’s has partnered with a wine region to help connect wine consumers, collectors and connoisseurs to its wines.

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Chilean multinational furthers sustainability drive

One of South America’s largest wine producers has introduced a new set of sustainability requirements, including stringent rules pertaining to bottling and packaging. Contract suppliers of dry inputs like packaging will have to comply with several new stipulations, including having an internal sustainability program, being certified in social and environmental areas, as well as measuring, […]

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US States carve out distinct rules for DTC shipping and local delivery of alcohol

When the pandemic first forced bars, restaurants, and other “non-essential” businesses to close or limit offerings, many state and local governments allowed bars and restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages for delivery or takeout. These usually began as temporary, emergency measures, but numerous states have since authorized delivery and/or to-go sales of alcohol on a permanent […]

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Understanding granite soils in wine

Granite soils are often associated with notable wine regions like Beaujolais, the Northern Rhône and Alsace, but “the list can go on,” said Evan Goldstein, Master Sommelier and president of Full Circle Wine Solutions. He cites Corsica, Sardinia, Spain, California, Portugal, South Africa, Australia and other areas where granite-based soils support some of the world’s […]

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Scandinavia’s wine scene is growing, partially due to climate change

It’s been 20 years since Moesgaard produced his first bottle of wine. Initially, he had no idea his wine production was illegal due to European Union regulations requiring countries to be certified as wine-making nations. Moesgaard eventually won permission for Denmark to produce wine in 2000, making Skærsøgaard the country’s first commercial vineyard.

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Calls for Napa to relocate landfill

Looking at an aerial photo of the Clover Flat Landfill, it’s easy to see why Napa County leaders thought, in the late 1950s, that it would be a great place to put the county’s garbage. Fast forward to 2021. We know more about the environment now; we know that the mountain is at the top […]

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Japan wine market fighting challenges of ageing work force and climate change

Japan’s wine market is facing an uphill battle due to the ageing work force, global warming and the lingering effects of COVID-19, but firms remain optimistic of boosting sales at home and abroad.

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The Regenerative Viticulture Association promotes a paradigm shift in Spanish vineyards

Driving a paradigm shift in vineyard management in Spain to fight against climate change and at the same time regenerate soil, curb erosion and promote biodiversity. This is the main goal of the Regenerative Viticulture Association, which has been established today in Barcelona and seeks to become a meeting place for sharing information, knowledge and experiences based around holistic management and regenerative agriculture.

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Association chair says family wine companies are not dinosaurs

At an event in Brussels last week to celebrate an inaugural €100,000 prize from the Primum Familiae Vini (PFV), the association’s chairman, Paul Symington, stressed that family wine companies are far from outdated, but key to the future of our trade.

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Adjusting past hydrology for changes in climate

Segal’s Law: “Someone with one watch knows what time it is. Someone with two watches is never sure.”  Time is certain, but its estimation and measurement are uncertain, yet we are not in total ignorance. Many water management and regulation decisions require an understanding of current and future hydrology.

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Washington’s protectionist wine shipping laws put damper on holiday gift giving

Washingtonians during the upcoming holiday season will once again have to forgo giving wine as a gift to their family and friends in the Evergreen State due to protectionist laws that ban the shipment of most wines into the state.

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