Australian winemakers are calling on their government to close a tax loophole that is allowing competitors in New Zealand to claim around AUD$25 million (£13.7m) in annual rebates.
The popularity of screw caps is now level with that of cork in the UK, while in the US consumers remain loyal to traditional cork closures.
Auction house Hart Davis Hart has taken the number one position in the US as the first half of the year draws to a close.
After a recent surge, Champagne’s price appreciation has shuddered to a halt in 2014 although it may just be a temporary blip.
A proposed tax hike could force some Chilean winemakers and grape growers out of business, it has been reported.
A “surprisingly full-bodied” boxed Italian white and a “jazzed up” Californian Zinfandel were recommended in the US press this week.
Within a notoriously fragmented wine industry, a number of brands have succeeded in building a presence that makes them household names.
Sparkling wine from Savoy has been granted the right to make Crémant de Savoie, making it France’s newest Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée.
The UK drinks industry has agreed a new package of pledges to help tackle the country’s estimated £21 billion annual cost of alcohol-related damage.
Marks and Spencer are marketing a new anti-ageing cream that contains grape pulp left over from wine production.
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