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New Zealand's Marlborough region. Pic:getty/cosmity

‘Small but stunning’: New Zealand Vintage 2019

By Rachel Arthur

A warm summer has led to a ‘superb vintage’ for New Zealand’s wine industry, according to New Zealand Winegrowers, although it also marks the third year of smaller-than-expected harvests.

When it comes to purchasing behavior, product knowledge is even more important than taste physiology. Pic: Getty/Rawpixel

Should brands be marketing to ‘supertasters’?

By Beth Newhart

Taste sensitivity could be an untapped sector for beverages like wine and coffee, according to new research from Cornell University. Supertasters and nontasters respond differently to sensory information, with potential for new marketing strategies.

Italy, France and Spain are the world's largest wine producers.

Global wine production reaches record level

By Rachel Arthur

Global wine production reached a record of 292.3 mhl in 2018, according to the latest figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) – particularly notable given that the previous year saw historically low production.

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European markets drive demand for organic wine

By Rachel Arthur

The organic wine category is forecast to reach 87.5m cases globally by 2022, according to the latest figures from IWSR, with Europe accounting for 78% of the global organic wine market.

The Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Australian wine institute initiates study to help grain growers coexist with wineries

Grape and grain but never the twain when stubble fires contaminate vineyards

By Richard Whitehead

Though several research projects have already studied the impact on wine flavours of smoke from bushfires and controlled burns, there has been little analysis of the lasting impact of stubble fires from nearby grain fields.

Stella calls its latest launch “a twist on the classic white wine spritzer.”

Spritzer is Stella’s first US innovation since 2013

By Beth Newhart

Stella Artois is expanding its cider portfolio in the US with a new wine spritzer alternative, made from a blend of apples and hibiscus flavors. It’s the first nationwide ‘liquid innovation’ from the brand since 2013.

An interest in foreign market wines is expected to flourish in 2019, assisted by ecommerce capabilities. Pic: ©GettyImages/Kent Woo / EyeEm

Millennials buy more wine online and want it to be organic

By Beth Newhart

The wine industry is shaping up to be more transparent and international than ever in 2019. Consumers want more local, sustainably sourced wines, but at the same time they are expanding their palates to newcomers on the market from places like Bulgaria,...

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