From the category archives:


2013 New Trends in Wine Industry: Labels and Bottles

June 26, 2013

Vinexpo is one of the many short cuts wine professionals can take to look at some of the latest industry trends. I spent four days talking to people, looking at packagings and tasting what was in the bottles of those new packaged wines, checking new wine brands and innovation. Europe is still the land of […]

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Is pink the new wine color?

May 30, 2012

With weather improving everyday, pink wine is more and more visible on restaurant tables and in people’s homes. Is it the new wine color? For many years, in Europe, pink wines were considered as “non wines”, i.e. wines for people who didn’t know anything about wine. Then,  it was considered as the “wine for women”, […]

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Organic or Not Organic? That is the question!

July 6, 2010

And the question was “solved” by the EU: it had recently rejected a proposal to create an organic wine category. Sad? Maybe not. Those last few weeks, I traveled a lot and I  met many wine makers in France who are already working their vineyards and making their wines organically without advertising it or seeking […]

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BYOB, answer to the business downturn in restaurants?

June 11, 2010

BYOB is popular in the US and in Australia and totally discouraged in France. I just read in that England is not very keen on the system either.  But two Bristish entrepreneurs are trying to beat the system by creating the Bring your Own Bottle Club in partnership with Nicolas. The system is astute: […]

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Wines for guys or for girls?

July 9, 2009

Wine marketing is a funny line of work. A recent Vinexpo study showed that women despise “women wines” – i.e. “pink” or “sweet wines” – specifically designed for them and favor red wines. On the other end, Michelle Locke from the San Francisco Chronicle cites Nelson Barber, an associate professor of hospitality management at Texas […]

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