Bulk Wine Revolution: Balancing Profit and Planet

The Sustainable Wine Roundtable at the World Bulk Wine Exhibition gave insight to unqiue perspectives. (Left to right: Simon Mason from The Wine Society, Barry Dick MW from Waitrose, Barclay Webster from Free Flow Wines, Johan Arnø Kryger of the Danish Hans Just Group, and Tom Owtram from Sustainable Wine, Photo: Peter Douglas)

On the World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) in Amsterdam, leaders in the wine industry charted a path toward sustainability, aiming to reshape the sector’s future. The Sustainable Wine Roundtable, convened on November 21st, drew around 50 professionals. Their discussion, “Breaking Traditions: How Bulk Wine Can Create Both Business and Sustainability Opportunities,” highlighted the benefits of … Read more

Exploring Consumer Perceptions of Wine Packaging

Cans are becoming a popular wine packaging option. (Photo: DallE)

In the competitive landscape of the our industry, wine packaging plays a pivotal role in shaping this experience. It’s not just a vessel for storage and transport; it’s a crucial component in consumer decision-making. Packaging serves as a silent salesman: it conveys a story, reflects the brands identity, and significantly influences consumer perception and buying … Read more

Fine Wine: Market Corrections in the Power 100

The Liv-Ex Power 100 2023 has spoken. (Credit: DallE)

The Liv-ex Power 100 of 2023 reflects the international fine wine market as it undergoes a significant correction. Covering data from 1st October 2022 to 30th September 2023, this annual ranking serves as a barometer of the wine trade, showcasing a landscape defined by caution and recalibration. The rankings are calculated based on various weighted … Read more

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition 2023: In a Nutshell

Peter Douglas atthe WBWE 2023

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE), held annually in Amsterdam, concluded its latest event on November 21st. This significant event, now in its 15th year, has become a cornerstone for the global wine industry, especially for those involved in the trade of bulk and unbranded wines. A small competition rating unbranded wines has generated additional … Read more

Discovering the Wines of Slovenia

Delas François de Tournon Saint-Joseph

For this year’s Meininger’s Forum Vini, Orbico Adriatic Wines invited me to hold two masterclasses: one on the Wines of Slovenia and another to explore Croatian terroir. In November, approximately 100 wine stands and thousands of visitors passed through the gates of the fair in Munich. The masterclasses were held in the so called “Klassenzimmer”, … Read more

The World’s Most Expensive Wines 2023 – Burgundy dominates (again)

The Worlds Most Expensive Wines

The wine industry stands at the pinnacle of luxury, tradition, and dynamic market forces. Year after year, wine lovers and investors alike wait with bated breath for platforms such as Wine-Searcher to release their coveted lists – the veritable scorecard of wine excellence. This year’s revelation of the world’s most expensive wines, based on average … Read more

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