Wine Industry News

September, 16, 2019 Slowing Sales Focus Eyes on Gallo-Constellation Deal

(WB) - Wine sales in the first six months of 2019 point to a flattening of growth, but opportunities remain for wineries willing to work with the changing environment. “We’ve been seeing a flattening of the wine business,” said Jon Moramarco, editor of the Gomberg Fredrikson Repo...

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September, 12, 2019 A Wine Ponzi Scheme Targeted New York’s Most Powerful Enophiles, Clients Allege

(WineSpectator) - For wine lovers and executives, the dinners were sorely tempting: dishes cooked by some of the world’s top chefs (Daniel Boulud, Tom Colicchio, Daniel Humm), paired with some of the rarest wines in the world (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Cheval-Blanc, Dom Péri...

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September, 04, 2019 Why a Wine’s Alcohol-by-Volume is Lying to You

(Winemag) - When you purchase a bottle of wine, there’s no doubt that you’ve noticed certain things on the label, like the producer, appellation and a Surgeon General’s warning. One thing required to be on a label (sort of) is the percent of alcohol by volume, or abv. You ...

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September, 04, 2019 Can New Grapes Save the Wine Industry From Climate Change?

(Fortune) - These new grapes—selected for their ability to thrive in hotter weather and be more resistant to disease—could be the solution the wine industry is looking for. Heat waves, frost, rainstorms: As  climate change  continues to present  challenges in vineyards...

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September, 04, 2019 Majestic to give away £1m bottles of wine as it launches 'fitting' service based on blind tasting

(Dailymail) - Majestic is giving away almost 1m bottles of wine as it launches a 'fitting' service for customers based on blind tasting. The retailer will allow customers to try eight wines for free and then send them a profile outlining their preferences based on style and qualities rather than...

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(Maxim) - There have been a handful of intriguing scientific studies that suggest drinking moderate amounts of red wine can provide legitimate health benefits. So far, studies  have found that a glass or two of vino can  boost brain activity , help  battle anxiety and depression...

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August, 28, 2019 Is U.S. Supermarket Wine Getting Better?

(Forbes) - I may be dating myself, but I remember when Two-Buck Chuck first appeared in Trader Joe's. And honestly, it wasn't too bad. I believed the stories — that they were buying bulk wine that was sometimes very good, and sometimes not so good. My experience with the wine reflected that a...

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(TDB) - Absinthe, the green spirit once banned in France for 80 years, has been granted protected geographic status after a 15-year battle launched by producers in the commune of Pontarlier. he new geographical indication, given the green light earlier this month, protects the phrase ‘Absi...

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