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Kurniawan Lawyers Dispute Victims' Claims

General Industry News
22 July 2014
Rudy Kurniawan's lawyers have described the claims of some of his victims as improper and unreliable. More
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Japanese wines may get boost in LDP plan

General Industry News
22 July 2014
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Japan is looking at establishing legislation designed to boost the international competitiveness of Japanese wine. More
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Rhone wine co-ops fighting 'supply war' with negociants

Vintage and Harvest Reports
22 July 2014
Tensions are running high in the Rhone Valley with negociants and cooperative cellars clashing over the advance purchase of grapes for the 2014 harvest. More
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Chilean wine shines at a China tastings

Industry Trends
22 July 2014
Last week, six fine wines from Chilean winery La Lejania were well-received by Nanning wine lovers, as a further evidence that Chinese are looking beyond French. More
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Deadly fake wine flooding Britain's off-licences

General Industry News
22 July 2014
Concoctions containing chloroform passed off as high end alcohol. More
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The Stories Behind the Labels

Wine Marketing
22 July 2014
Claire Adamson unearths the stories behind the curious names and labels sported by five wines from around the world. More
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Tesco chief Philip Clarke leaves after profit warning

Company News
22 July 2014
Britain's biggest supermarket chain appoints Dave Lewis to succeed Philip Clarke as chief executive as sales and trading profit in the first half drop below expectations More
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US billionaire's Kiwi empire growing

General Industry News
22 July 2014
California-based billionaire William P. Foley II is expanding in New Zealand, upgrading two Wairarapa vineyards, building a new Marlborough bottling plant, buying a gin label, Land Rover Discovery vehicles and the owners' cottage at the Wharekauhau Country Estate where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stayed this year. More
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Skinny wine a sign of the times

Industry Trends
22 July 2014
All over the world people are turning away from the rich, juicy and highly alcoholic wines to which we have become accustomed over the past 20 years, and are opting instead for less alcoholic, so-called skinny, or lifestyle wines. More
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Do lower yields mean a higher quality?

Viticulture
22 July 2014
One of the main statistical canards about wine is that smaller yields equal better quality. More
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20% of Italy's vineyards declared obsolete

General Industry News
22 July 2014
As much as one fifth of Italy's vineyards are "obsolete" according to Marchese Piero Antinori, the long-standing president of Marchesi Antinori. More
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The Easiest Way to Improve Club Profitability

Wine Marketing
22 July 2014
Rob McMillan looks at tasting room compensation and specifically how staff are rewarded for new club member signups. More
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10 things Tesco's new boss Dave Lewis could do

Company News
22 July 2014
Britain's biggest retailer has replaced Philip Clarke with Dave Lewis, and the City is not short of ideas for what Tesco's new chief executive must change More
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Wolf Blass stifles knock-off brand

Company News
22 July 2014
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has successfully challenged a Chinese company's bid to trademark a wine brand that was a clear imitation of its Wolf Blass imprint. More
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Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry

Legal
22 July 2014
Diageo is currently fighting a lawsuit regarding a Missouri distributor named Major Brands; the lawsuit involves, in part, various states' franchise law. Franchise law is, indeed, a complex area of law that can sneak up on companies in a bad way if not considered at the right time. More
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"Flavored wine", the boom among young consumers

Wine Marketing
22 July 2014
According to a research conducted by Wine Intelligence, these wines, classed as aperitif, are a resounding success in the international market. Chocolate, grapefruit, cola, chestnut, coffee, are some of the new flavours. More
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Spanish wine exports drop 3% in value despite soaring volumes

Industry Trends
22 July 2014
Spanish wines will start hitting shelves at rock bottom prices of below UKP3.99 as exports drop by 3% in value despite increasing by 17% in volume. More
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French Wine Exports to China Remain Strong but Slip Elsewhere

General Industry News
21 July 2014
Once in 2nd position, France today lies only in 4th position for imported wine in America, whereas it leads the pack in China. More
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Chinese importers buying cheaper Australian wine

General Industry News
21 July 2014
Chinese importers have begun to trade down to cheaper Australian wines for the first time in the past year, official figures show. More
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Champagne council sets 2014 harvest limit

Vintage and Harvest Reports
21 July 2014
Champagne's ruling council has said houses and growers can harvest at a yield of up to 10,500kg per hectare in 2014, following a slight upturn in consumer demand. More

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