Wine Industry News

  • Wine: What’s in a vintage?

    Wine: What’s in a vintage?

    (PM) - Beware the hyped vintages, seek out neighbouring vintages and learn what you need to know about how weather affects the grapes and the wines. Do vintages still matter, or is it reasonable to suppose that modern techniques of wine-making, in the field and in the cellar, will smooth out the d...
  • Moderate wine consumption may benefit kidneys

    Moderate wine consumption may benefit kidneys

    (FoxNews) - New research links moderate wine consumption with a lower prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD); and, for those who already have CKD, the study indicates some wine consumption may be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Using the 2003-2006 data from the National Healt...
  • Russia: Georgian Wine Makes Comeback

    Russia: Georgian Wine Makes Comeback

    (TMT) - Russians are once again quaffing Georgian wine en masse, helping it overcome a recently lifted six-year embargo and edge out Spain for third-largest revenues from sales of imported wine. Georgian wines took 14.1 percent of the total imported wine market behind France and Italy with 19.3 an...
  • Wine company denies ‘fake wine’ allegations

    Wine company denies ‘fake wine’ allegations

    (TDB) - The Antique Wine Company has responded to the news that a former client is taking it to court for apparently selling fake wine. Yesterday’s headlines were dominated by the announcement that a US real-estate manager, Julian LeCraw, was suing AWC and its CEO Stephen Williams for sellin...
  • AUS: 'New world' demand buoys wine barrell business

    AUS: 'New world' demand buoys wine barrell business

    (BT) - International sales could account for around half of annual turnover for Melbourne wine barrel innovator Flexcube by the middle of the year, based on demand in "new world" wine regions in the United States and South America. The company is targeting growth of more than 40 per cent, to $5.2 ...
  • 6 ways to turn (less) water into wine

    6 ways to turn (less) water into wine

    (BPT) - When it comes to making wine, water is the most crucial element second only to the grapes. In the heart of Sonoma County a team of experts at Frei Brothers Reserve, a sustainable vineyard and winery, has challenged themselves to ask the question: How can we do more to use less water? With ...
  • Juiced: How to Make Mass-Produced Wine Taste Great

    Juiced: How to Make Mass-Produced Wine Taste Great

    (Wired) - Winemaking may conjure images of sun-­dappled vineyards and grand châteaus. But a typical ­bottle of Napa Cabernet owes more to lab-coat-­wearing chemists than to barefoot grape stompers. Like most foodstuffs, wine has been thoroughly industrialized. ­Million-­ga...
  • Paper wine bottle? Ecologic Brands has it in the bag

    Paper wine bottle? Ecologic Brands has it in the bag

    (BiZjournals) - Oakland-based Ecologic Brands Inc. made a name for itself producing recycled-paper laundry detergent bottles for iconic green brand Seventh Generation, and it’s now bringing its earthy bottles to a sector that’s long due for packaging innovation — the wine industry...

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