Global wine output falls this year after bumper 2018

1 November 2019. Global wine production fell about 10% this year, with major producers France, Italy and Spain hit the most by unfavourable weather conditions, according to a leading international body. Read more…


Leading EU wine companies united to tackle challenges

15 October 2019. In this first edition, the leaders discussed four key topics for the wine sector: the importance of international trade, the necessary actions to limit and adapt to climate change, consumers’ expectations concerning sustainable wine production and the defence of the concept of wine in moderation in our culture and society as part of a healthy lifestyle. Read more…


Effects of climate change highlighted by new World Atlas of Wine

23 September 2019. The most immediate impact is on the wine harvest, which is now on average up to four weeks earlier than it was 20 or 30 years ago in both the northern and southern hemisphere.  Read more…


New Zealand´s wine industry celebrates its 200th anniversary

18 September 2019. Read more…


UK Journalist Tim Atkin says South Africa is making the greatest wine in its history

3 September 2019. The Cape is firmly established as “one of the most exciting wine-producing countries on the planet”, thanks to a combination of old vines, young winemaking talent, established names, varied terroirs and a can-do spirit, according to award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin, who has just released his seventh annual guide to South Africa. Read more…


The end of Cabernet in Napa Valley?

17 August 2019. Napa wineries are confronting climate change by planting new experimental vineyards — without the region’s lifeblood, Cabernet Sauvignon. Read more…


In Argentina’s wine country, vintners worry about recession – and trade deal

15 August 2019. Argentine wineries, already grappling with an economic downturn that has cut deeply into domestic sales of their Malbecs and Bonardas, are now trying to figure out whether a blockbuster trade deal with Europe will prove a boom or a bust to their vineyards. Read more…


Cognac producers combat climate change

10 July 2019. Climate change is having a noticeable effect on Cognac as untimely frosts and freak hailstorms batter the region. The Spirits Business delves into what producers are doing to tackle Mother Nature’s unpredictability. Read more…


What to Watch for in the World of Wine

26 April 2019 – Takeaways from North America’s top international wine and spirits exhibition. Read more…