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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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Good news for consumers, bad news for producers?

February 13, 2012

A recent study by Nielsen shows that the 2011 trend of decreasing prices for wine bottles will keep going in 2012. If this is good news for consumers, it is bad news for producers who would like nothing more than reversing the trend.  But it will not be the case in 2012: According to Wine […]

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BYOB or Wine By the Glass, what is best for the consumer?

August 31, 2010

A few weeks in the US are the best way to fuel inspiration in a sometimes overwhelmed mind. The last few weeks were no exception.  I had the opportunity to go to various restaurants and noticed a few changes in the way some hospitality businesses are run in our lean times. Two years ago, Leslie […]

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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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