Wine Industry News

January, 24, 2019 Stopping China's Flood of Fake Wine

(Wine Searcher) - Say "fake wine" and "China" and visions of global brands dance in people's heads. "Lafite" spelled with dozens of different twists. Lookalikes of Penfolds ("Penfriends" anyone?) and YellowTail (with zombie-like kangaroos). You can even find a white wine from a red Burgundy produce...

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January, 24, 2019 China drives Australian wine exports rise in 2018

(Decanter) - Australian wine exports rose by 10% in value in 2018, despite a fall in the overall number of bottles shipped, said trade body Wine Australia.  Australian wine exports to Northeast Asia, predominantly driven by China, rose by 19% in 2018 to A$1.23bn, Wine Australia said this we...

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January, 24, 2019 WSWA Offers Plan for Weed Distribution

(Wine Searcher)- The powerful lobbying agency has presented a three-tier distribution model to Congress. With the national legalization of cannabis likely just around the corner for the US, various drinks industry players are seeking distribution models that won't harm current alcoholic-beverage...

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January, 23, 2019 DtC Hits Record of More Than $3 Billion

(WB) - One of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. wine market continues to enjoy record-setting sales growth as direct-to-consumer sales grew by 12% to surpass $3 billion in 2018. The sales growth comes with a 2.4% increase in the average bottle price of wines shipped, indicating consumers&r...

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January, 18, 2019 Wine Talk: Country-Music Star Carly Pearce Doesn't Hide Her Love of Wine

(Wine Spectator) - The "Every Little Thing" singer-songwriter is going places, and bringing Cabernet along for the rid With chart-topping songs and a network of devoted fans across the United States, Carly Pearce, 28, is one of the leading ladies of country music right now. After nearly a decade...

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January, 18, 2019 Copper to be the biggest issue for wine growers this decade

(TDB) - Eliminating the use of copper as a fungicide in vineyards will be the biggest issue for the wine business over the next 10 years, believes Hervé Jestin, head winemaker for Champagne Leclerc Brian Speaking to the drinks business last night at a tasting and dinner to mark the Champa...

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January, 18, 2019 US Supreme Court hears dispute on wine selling rules

(Decanter) - A wine trade dispute with the potential to set an important precedent on inter-state sales has been heard by US Supreme Court judges this week. A hearing before Supreme Court justices on 16 January has been billed as potentially the most important case since the Granholm v Heald dec...

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January, 18, 2019 US Government Shutdown Hits Wine Hard

(Wine Searcher) - With the US government shutdown still running, we look at how the wine industry is faring. The longest partial government shutdown in US history is a buzz-kill. And not just for the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who are missing their paychecks, but for the wine indus...

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