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Mike Turner speaks out for the ‘witchcraft’ practices of biodynamics

Biodynamic farming is being damned by a group of Italian scientists who have started a petition, claiming that the practice is “witchcraft”.

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Blog: These innovative packaging designs are elevating on-the-go drinking

For years, outdoor enthusiasts had few beverage choices to take into nature. Glass wine and liquor bottles — too heavy and too breakable for adventurers — were often left home. And until the start of the 21st Century, the most suitable containers, aluminium cans and bag-in-box wine, were often filled with poor options.

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Opinion: As China rises, Britain and Australia need closer security ties

After Australia was hit with harsh Chinese trade tariffs on wine, one country stepped up: In Britain, we took one—or rather several—for the team, and imports of South Australia’s finest surged 30 per cent. Britain is now the No. 1 destination for Australian wine.

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Truce called in wine tariff war

US tariffs on European wines and spirits were suspended for five years on Tuesday as the US and EU edge closer to ending their 17-year trade war over airplanes. This is unquestionably good news for consumers, as 25 percent tariffs on wines from France, Spain and Germany would have resumed on July 11 if an […]

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Blog: The effect of ambient light brightness on intensity of flavour perception

It is well documented that there are many different kinds of stimuli that can affect one’s dining experience in a restaurant or shopping experience in a wine shop (or any other retail shop for that matter).  From lighting to music, changing these stimuli can have a profound effect on consumer experience. For example, one 2014 […]

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Dwight Furrow: The case against expensive wine

I’ve never been in a financial position where I could buy lots of expensive wine but I splurge now and then. The thought that there is a great wine out there that I haven’t tasted is nagging—an irritant, of course, that I will never be able to mitigate let alone ease.

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Blog: Brexit batters British wine trade

Shipping wine to the UK is now a “bloody nightmare” and it’s only likely to get worse. Is there a more disingenuous statement than “get Brexit done”?

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California wines made with new hybrid grapes hold promise

Losing a vineyard to disease is “extremely painful,” says Adam Tolmach, cofounder of The Ojai Vineyard. In 1981, he planted more than five acres of mostly Syrah on Ventura County land that his grandfather purchased a half-century earlier. His last vintage was in 1995.

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Blog: Global wine consumption hits a new low

Despite reports of to the contrary, 2020 saw a decline in how much wine was consumed around the world, according to the findings of a report released by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).

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Blog: Climate change risks, reading between the wines

Climate change is a threat to the global wine industry — there is not much disagreement about this fact. But what are the specific risks to the wine product chain and what are wine businesses doing about them?

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Blog: Why e-premise revenue is so important for wine and spirits distribution

On-Premise. Off-Premise. Two concepts that we, in the beverage industry, are all too familiar with. But now, there is another universe to think about when it comes to developing an alcohol brand and selling products: E-Premise.

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Blog: The wine industry takes on the markets

Who stands to lose and who gains when wine entities go public? Few companies in the wine business have historically been publicly owned. Pegging the number precisely Rob McMillian, the executive vice president of the Silicon Valley Bank, says that the total would be fewer than 20 currently worldwide.

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Blog: Brexit’s effect on the UK wine scene

Now that the UK has left the European Customs Union and signed a tariff- and quota-free trade agreement with the EU, is it that everything’s going to change? Is the new post-Brexit process a big deal? I think its impact has been exaggerated. It’s a pain and it’s incredibly stupid on the part of, for […]

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Blog: Wine embraces an online future

In-person wine tastings with producers are going away, the wine auction business is moving online, and storytelling is now as important as wine quality.

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Opinion: Australian bulk wine exports are economically inefficient

In Australia’s case, the export of wine is now being seriously compromised (Australian wine exports to China fall by 98 per cent). As a result, wine producers are being encouraged to return to traditional markets including the United Kingdom, the US, Canada, and Germany. There is also likely to be a drop in grape and […]

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Blog: Cabernet on the decline in the US?

The Cabernet Sauvignon wave in the United States may have crested in 2019 when nobody was looking. This is the biggest, most surprising takeaway from the annual Direct to Consumer report from Sovos and Wines Vines Analytics.

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