France follows UK lead on storing best wines

2015-05-18 09:28

In wine-loving France, owners of fine bottles have adopted the British practice of entrusting their best tipple to private firms for safekeeping.

China has world's 2nd biggest wine-growing area

2015-04-28 05:00

China now has the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, according to an international organisation.

Majestic Wine to buy Naked Wines for $102.89m

2015-04-10 08:51

British wine retailer Majestic Wine says it will buy Naked Wines and that it has appointed a new chief executive.

Slump in German wine exports

2015-03-15 15:27

A relatively poor grape harvest in Germany has led to disappointing wine export sales in 2014, says the German Wine Institute.

Wine, brandy industry happy with review

2015-02-27 13:03

The SA wine and brandy industry has welcomed a concession from government on the latest excise duty increases.

SA wine grape harvest quality looks promising

2015-02-13 18:49

The South African wine industry has harvested nearly half of what is expected to be a very promising 2015 wine grape crop.

Wine sector looks at sustainable transformation

2015-02-11 16:32

Transformation in the South African wine industry has come under the spotlight following a recent overview of the sector.

Restaurants' mark-up of wine leaves sour taste

2015-02-06 10:30

Roleplayers in the wine industry give their take on the high mark-up of wine by restaurants, while many wine producers are simply not making enough money.

Trends and tips for wine farm buyers

2015-02-02 12:53

A Fin24 user is interested in buying a wine farm and experts provide an overview of the current trends in this segment of the property market.

Wine farmers plead poverty

2015-01-22 19:15

Wine farmers and producers are simply not making enough money and are therefore not planting any new vines, warns an industry body.


Smaller, high quality wine grape harvest expected

2015-05-07 10:57

The current SA wine industry season is one of the driest and earliest in years, with a smaller wine grape harvest, says an industry body.

Swiss winemakers toast Russian crisis

2015-04-16 15:00

For Swiss winemakers, a drop in the rouble has opened up new possibilities for a Russian venture they once doubted would get off the ground.

NZ vintners pioneer low-alcohol techniques

2015-03-27 15:30

New Zealand's cooler climate is giving its winemakers an edge as they seek to exploit growing global demand for lighter, premium wines.

Chinese students learn wine trade in Bordeaux

2015-03-04 10:30

A young crop of Chinese students are flocking to France's largest wine-growing area, to train for careers in the wine trade, a burgeoning industry in China.

Distell's investment path yields results

2015-02-16 17:41

Despite market volatility, Distell has remained committed to its refocused business strategy to accelerate domestic growth and strengthen routes to markets.

Wine tourists more representative of SA society

2015-02-13 16:46

The demographic profile of the SA wine tourist is changing, with a noticeable increase in black wine lovers visiting the winelands, says an expert.

W Cape taverners pledge to sell responsibly

2015-02-07 07:00

About 200 licensed tavern owners from the Western Cape have signed a pledge to abide by a code drafted by the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use.

Wine industry generates more jobs

2015-02-03 18:46

A new report shows that SA's wine industry not only continues to increase its contribution to the country's GDP, but is also growing job opportunities.

Wine farmers actually plead for sustainability

2015-01-23 16:10

A lively debate has started in reaction to an article about the wine industry and what the real conditions and challenges are.

Australian wine exports rebound on China trend

2015-01-21 10:19

Australian wine exports to China have rebounded last year as sales of cheaper wines gained traction, bucking a regional shift towards high-end tipples.

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