ProWein Has Another Record-Breaking Year

Snow flurries and freezing temperatures did nothing to diminish another record-breaking year for ProWein, which took place this week in Düsseldorf, Germany. The three-day international wine and spirits trade fair concluded on Tuesday, having hosted visitors from more countries and more exhibitors than ever before. This year, 60,000 visitors from 133 countries, and 6,870 exhibitors…

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Champagne : le chiffre d’affaires à l’export bat un nouveau record

Le salon ProWein se tient actuellement à Dusseldorf en Allemagne. L’occasion pour le Comité Champagne de présenter les chiffres d’affaires lors d’une conférence de presse. Un nouveau record a été battu avec 4,9 milliards d’euros de chiffre d’affaires global.C. Lang avec S. Dumay La suite sur le site d’origine

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With record participation, Wines of Argentina will be present at ProWein 2018.

Wines of Argentina, the institution responsible for the promotion of the “Vino Argentino” brand in the world, together with the Argentine Agency of Investments and International Trade, will once again be present at ProWein in Düsseldorf, Germany from 18 to 20 March. It is an excellent opportunity to strengthen commercial relations with the importers and distributors of the most important wines in Europe and the world.

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Building A Wine List Is Not Easy!!


I’ve opened a restaurant. There I said it! I’m not quite sure what possessed me to lose my mind and agree to join Francois and Guillaume in opening La Ferme Primrose Hill, but I’m assuming alcohol had something to do with it. And once again I’m about to have a go at a part of the wine trade I’ve never done before and am way out of my depth; I’ve got to build the restaurant’s wine list!

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What Does Your Bottle Really Say About the Wine?

Although it’s probably the last thing that pops into anyone’s mind when choosing something to drink, the glass bottle that cradles your wine has a lot to say about how it was produced. Here’s a quick primer on the form and function of this venerable vessel. What can the shape of a bottle tell you…

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How You Can Spot Fake Wines

Maureen Downey has brought down some of the wine industry’s most notorious counterfeiters like Hardy Rodenstock and Rudy Kurniawan. Her business, Chai Consulting, works with law enforcement to discover fake wines that make their way into people’s cellars. Downey also teaches seminars educating the public on how they, too, can spot counterfeit wine. Although one…

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The Boutique Producers Reinventing Chile’s Wine Scene

In a country with the largest average winery size in the world, where several mammoth companies pump out millions of cases annually that account for the majority of total bottle production, a vital small-winery movement has taken root in Chile over the past 20 years. Dozens of boutique operations have concentrated on production sizes of…

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