Wine Industry News

February, 13, 2019 How To Build A (Successful) Career In Wine: A Case Study From Italy

(Forbes) - “Does the Institute of Masters of Wine offer career counseling?” That was my question, a year or so ago, to a friend and colleague of mine who is a Master of Wine (MW), one of less than 400 people around the world who has achieved the distinction. The answer was No...

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February, 11, 2019 SWA wins long-running battle against German distillery

The Scotch Whisky Association has won a six-year battle to stop a German distillery from using the term ‘Glen’ on its bottles, calling it “misleading” to the consumer and implies a Scottish origin and infringes upon its protected status.   (TDB) - The SWA launched...

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February, 11, 2019 Mexico's Spirit of Independence Still Shines

(Wine Searcher) - Corralejo produce great value Tequila, but also encourages Mexicans to find their fortune in Mexico instead. As at many California wineries, the barrel room at Corralejo's distillery is a showcase for tourists, with windows that appear to be stained glass but are actually made ...

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February, 11, 2019 Ornellaia reveals artist designs for 2016 vintage

(Decanter) - American artist Shirin Neshat has been commissioned by Tuscan estate Ornellaia for limited edition designs of the 2016 bottles. This is the eleventh edition of Ornellaia’s Vendemmia d’Artista project, where an artist is commissioned each year to design limited edition bo...

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February, 11, 2019 France Maintains its Wine Crown

(Wine Searcher) - Despite all the challenges facing the French wine industry, producers there have one reason to be cheerful at least – their wines are still the most popular on the planet. Data from Wine-Searcher's comprehensive database presented at the Wine Paris exhibition in France la...

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January, 28, 2019 Walsh Whiskey and Illva Saronno split after dispute

Ireland’s Walsh Whiskey and Italian drinks group Illva Saronno, which owns brands Disaronno and Tia Maria, have parted ways following a dispute about the future of the combined business. Bernard and Rosemary Walsh’s company will retain control of brands Writers’ Tears and The I...

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January, 28, 2019 Champagne shipments drop by 5m bottles during 2018

(TDB) - Initial estimates for the past year show that Champagne has shipped 5.3 million bottles fewer than 2017, driven by falling demand in France and the UK.   Although such a figure is only an estimate, it would mean that shipments have decreased by 1.7%, with the total number of bott...

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January, 28, 2019 Sotheby’s plan highest-estimated wine auction in history

(Decanter) - Sotheby’s is planning what may become the most lucrative fine wine auction in history, including almost 17,000 bottles worth up to US$26 million – all from the cellar of one collector. Tran-scend-ent Wines, scheduled for Hong Kong on 29-31 March, will offer 2,704 lots, o...

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