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European women as wine consumers

January 2, 2010

The International Associated Women in Wine conducted a study on the consumption of wine by European women. The results were announced in June 2008 during the general Assembly of the organization and the official analysis was just released. Some intriguing points were raised by the answers to the questionnaire, depending on the country where it […]

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A new blog on international wine tourism

November 26, 2009

Wine tourism is a difficult topic when you’re not a specialist of… tourism but love wine. Promoting both at the same time is a difficult exercise: wine is part of a local culture. When you didn’t travel to the place where the wine comes from, you discover a region through the wine. How to connect […]

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European Wine Bloggers Conference – Part 2

October 31, 2009

Our first day of conference ended last night with a grand buffet and the pouring of the wines of the Douro Boys. But before we were rewarded by such a feast, we had to work hard through two tastings. Both tastings were a real initiation to Spanish and Portuguese wines. Esteban Cabezas, Marketing Director of […]

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Wine Education: Lucky Spanish children

July 24, 2009

According to Adam Lechmere from, a Spanish children’s book, El Estornino Saturnino en la Tierra del Vino (The Gloomy Starling in Wine Country) by Judith Sáenz de Tejada won the prize for best illustrated wine publication at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2009, which took place in Paris on July 1st, 2009. Without even […]

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Wine Tourism and New Technologies in Vinexpo

June 15, 2009

I’ll be speaking on Wine Tourism and New Technologies at Vinexpo on June 24th during the seminar organized by the Great Wine Capitals Network. Here is the program for those who will be in Bordeaux at that time: Great Wine Capitals Wine Tourism Conference Great Wine Capitals Global Network (GWC GN) is pleased to announce, […]

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Wine Tourism on the Web

June 4, 2009

Nowadays most trips start in the virtual world. We go on line to look for ideas, get the best prices for plane or train tickets, hotels, etc. But most of all we look for the right information: what’s interesting? Where are the best vineyards? The best wine country? While surfing you hit web sites, blogs, […]

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European consumers loyal to their wine brands

May 11, 2009

A short study conducted by Gfk among wine consumers of 9 European countries (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Russia, Poland) brought good news to wine brands: European consumers are loyal to their favorite brands. Asked if they would consider switching to a similar but cheaper brand, an average of 67% said they would […]

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French Paradox or French Absurdity?

March 2, 2009

A few years ago, the French Paradox thrilled Americans (and French as well): by drinking a glass of wine a day and eating some olive oil, a lot of fruit and vegetable, fish (rather than meat), men and women could stay healthy for many years and avoid the dreaded and dreadful cardiovascular disease. And now […]

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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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Malbec? Yes, but from Cahors

February 9, 2009

I must confess I have a soft spot for strong but fine wines. That’s why I enjoy wines from Cahors, Languedoc, or Spain, for example. Cahors and Languedoc are still fighting some prejudices as for their qualities. After a few years of campaigning Languedoc is now better off but Cahors is still carrying a wrong […]

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