Wine Industry News

January, 16, 2019 Cognac exports report record €3.2billion turnover

(TDB) - Cognac exports reached €3.2 billion in 2018 – the equivalent of 204.2 million bottles of Cognac – representing growth of 3% by volume and 2% in value compared with the previous year. As reported by the BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac), this represented...

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January, 16, 2019 Fans rush to buy Game of Thrones Scotch whiskies

( Decanter) - Strong early demand for the Game of Thrones-themed single malts, launched on pre-order by Diageo and broadcaster HBO, has seen at least two UK-based retailers sell out of initial stock in just a few hours. Each of the Game of Thrones Scotch whiskies has been paired with a particula...

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January, 16, 2019 Holiday Season Fraudsters Target Wine

( Wine Searcher) - Online theft is growing across categories with fraudsters taking a keen interest in alcohol. Because of the increase in the use of online sales tools, sneaky swindlers are ever more effective when on the prowl. According to the New York City-based Forter, which analyses indust...

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January, 15, 2019 Hazy IPAs Go Mainstream

(Winemag) - Born in New England, American brewers now craft hazy IPAs because they're ideal for those wanting a flavorful beer with minimum bitterness. Hazy IPAs are beer’s most delicious phenom. These fruity, fragrant brews have won fans by maximizing aroma and flavor, while they minimize bi...

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January, 15, 2019 Exclusive: Former Apple Execs Buy Napa's Brand Winery

(WineSpectator) - Founders Ed and Deb Fitts sell their winery and 15 acres of vines on Pritchard Hill to Jim Bean and Christine O'Sullivan; winemaker Philippe Melka will stay When Ed Fitts bought 110 acres on Pritchard Hill in 2005, it was a dream come true. The packaging executive fell in love...

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January, 15, 2019 Laurent Delaunay resurrects family’s Burgundian estate

(TDB) - Laurent Delaunay, president of Badet Clément, is going to relaunch his family’s Burgundian estate this February at Wine Paris, having reacquired it from the Boisset family in 2017. The estate, eponymously named after Laurent’s great grandfather Edouard Delaunay, will be r...

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January, 15, 2019 Al Gore to address wine and climate change conference

(Decanter) - Ex-US vice president Al Gore is to address a high-level wine and climate change conference in Porto this year, designed to help wineries and academics share knowledge. Leading academics and wine industry figures will attend a ‘climate change leadership’ conference in Porto...

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January, 15, 2019 Wine Shipping Gets its Day in Court

(Wine Searcher) - The stakes: The Court could possibly throw out all state liquor laws that discriminate against out-of-state businesses, potentially allowing residents in much of the US to order wine from anywhere. The case: The state of Tennessee has laws requiring liquor store owners to be resi...

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