Interest in South Africa's trademark grape, Pinotage, is helping to
drive sales of the country's wines outside traditional export
strongholds such as the UK. For example, Norway's state monopoly
has just bought three...
The long running trade spat between Australia and the EC over the
labelling of wines exported into the EU has run into further
problems. This time Australia is threatening to involve the World
Trade Organisation over new labelling...
With per capita consumption of wine of less than one litre a year
in China, but with a market set to grow by 10-15 per cent in the
next three years, there is major potential for Spanish wines in
China, especially in the bottled wine...
Poland has agreed to reduce the import duties levied on spirits
imported from the EU - but only up to a limit of 3,000 tons, a mere
fraction of the 20,000 tons exported there each year. The decision
is puzzling, to say the least,...
Speakers at a recent conference on the draft wine law currently
going through the Spanish parliament have stressed the beneficial
effects the law is likely to have on improving quality and reducing
Claims by the Russian Trade Ministry that Ochakovo beer contained
an illegal preservative have been quashed by a Moscow court, but
the case serves to highlight the problems facing the country's
burgeoning beer market.
The fluctuations of the sparkling wine market, which have affected
cava as much as Champagne in recent years, have prompted Spain's
Codorniu group to expand into other wine regions - most recently
the Ribera del Duero.
More action is needed from both government and industry alike if
the steady decline in French wine exports is to be halted, a junior
minister has warned. New World producers could soon take over as
the major exporters to Europe if...
Proposed changes to the Spanish wine regulations would allow
producers to call their wines by names similar to those of the
denominations of origin, a move which has been fiercely criticised
by the DOs themselves.
New legislation in Spain designed to restrict alcohol advertising
in a bid to reduce consumption levels will take account of the fact
that beer and wine both have a lower strength than spirits,
according to the country's food...