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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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400 American and Chinese Blogs under scrutiny

April 24, 2012

In 2011, The Wine Management Institute of Dijon, in Burgundy, France launched a 5-year study on international wine blogs under my direction with the help of our 40 to 50 students coming from all over the world. The first year (2011) was devoted to American and Chinese blogs. We are on our way for the […]

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Wine Web Sites Knocking on China’s Door

November 11, 2010

Eve posted posted about China and the growth of the luxury market, including wine about two years ago. According to the luxury lifestyle blog Luxuo, “China is expected to be the world’s seventh largest wine consumer by 2013 as the nation’s thirst for vintages continues to grow amid an economic boom.” A new challenge has […]

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French Wines by the Glass in Shanghaï

May 18, 2010

French wines are still the benchmark for China: they’re the best. Unfortunately, they’re very expensive: the high taxes are an important part of the outrageous prices. Fortunately, some restaurants are ready to give their customers the opportunity to taste our greatest wines by the glass. And when I say the greatest, I’m not exaggerating: Château […]

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1999-2009, a Decade of Innovation

January 4, 2010

In 1999, the Web was still considered an innovation in Europe. In France, 11,6% were connected; 100,000 adventurous people are managing their bank accounts on line; e-commerce brings 200,000 euros! It was also the time of the Internet boom: start-ups are getting millions from angels and investors. After two years of euphoria and craziness, it […]

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Why should a winery design a new web site?

February 24, 2009

A well-established winery could be considering it doesn’t need a new web site as long as the current one is kept up to date and running smoothly. What’s wrong with such an idea? First of all, the winery itself evolved along the years: brands are created or changing, images are evolving and drinkers are moving […]

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Hong Kong and mainland China, paradise for the wine drinker

February 18, 2009

Are you located in a country where wine is considered a danger to your health, banned from everyday life and highly taxed? Consider moving to Hong Kong where wine is promoted as being good for your well-being and heart! Imported wines are a huge success in Hong Kong, especially since the removal of the duty […]

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India, a wine producer and consumer country

February 17, 2009

When the Western world is in financial trouble, eyes turn to other markets: India, China, Russia carry the hope of our sick economies for recovery. The wine business is no exception. Wine consumption is on the rise in India but it’s still very marginal compared to spirits and beer consumption. The yearly annual wine consumption […]

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Wine, a new trend among Millennials?

December 17, 2008

“A whole new generation is flocking to an ancient beverage [...]“, writes Courant journalist Cecily McAndrews on US Millennials. I already wrote a lot on Millennials’ taste for wine whether in the US or in Europe. What I’d like to point out is the rise of the emerging markets’ Millennials. Chinese and Indian young people […]

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Is it good to be a value brand?

December 9, 2008

Today’s WineSpiritsDaily newsletter is titled: “It’s good to be value”. According to its author, “After years of little or no growth, value brands are starting to gain share and grow at a faster rate, as seen in Nielsen numbers to October 18. Dollar sales of value spirits grew 2.4% in the 52 weeks, 3.2% in […]

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