Wine Industry News

  • Americans Are Thirsty for the New Zealand Wine Business

    Americans Are Thirsty for the New Zealand Wine Business

    (WineSpectator) - Wine lovers in the United States are drinking more New Zealand wines than ever, with double-digit annual percentage increases in the value of imports for the past five straight years. As demand increases, investors are also developing a taste for Kiwi wine. Recent acquisitions in ...
  • Bordeaux 2013: Lafite releases to energise 'flat market'

    Bordeaux 2013: Lafite releases to energise 'flat market'

    (Decanter) - Two of Bordeaux's first growths, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild, have entered the en primeur fray just ahead of Easter, dropping prices for their 2013 wines by 14% and 10% respectively. Lafite released yesterday (16 April) at €288 ex-Bordeaux, in a move that was initiall...
  • Napa trend for ‘leaner, less-oaked’ Chardonnay

    Napa trend for ‘leaner, less-oaked’ Chardonnay

    (TDB) - The St. Helena Star and Napa Valley Vintners Tasting Panel met this past month to review current vintages of Napa Valley Chardonnays priced over $30. With almost two dozen wines to review, the room was divided into two and panelists in each section tasted three flights of five to six...
  • Starbucks Expands Wine Sales to More Cities

    Starbucks Expands Wine Sales to More Cities

    (Wines&VInes) - In an effort to build its evening business, Starbucks coffee company is expanding a new program that could provide a huge opportunity for the wine business. The giant chain is introducing a new menu of small bites with wine and beer after 4 p.m. in selected stores, and the com...
  • 'Wine healthier than beer a myth'

    'Wine healthier than beer a myth'

    (BT) - Most people wrongly believe wine is healthier than beer, a study has revealed. A survey of 1,000 adults for the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) revealed that two-thirds thought drinking wine was the most healthy, compared with just 13% for beer. The group said it is a "myth" that wine is hea...
  • Werewolf in Napa: How the Moon Affects Wine

    Werewolf in Napa: How the Moon Affects Wine

    (HP) - It tugs at the tide, boosts plant growth, and helps put us to sleep, but can it really influence the way we taste wine? For centuries, mystics have turned to the moon to guide them. Its phases have served as a reference point for sailors, doctors, farmers, and now... wine lovers? Spend a fe...
  • How Wine Clones Are Already Taking Over

    How Wine Clones Are Already Taking Over

    (WineFolly) - Perhaps you’ve heard of the ‘Dijon Clone’ for Pinot Noir or maybe Clone number 337 for Cabernet Sauvignon? Wine clones are well-known amongst wine growers but they may point to a strange and somewhat alarming future for the world of wine. For instance, did you know ...

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