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Threat to Wine in Europe

June 14, 2013

Vinexpo is opening in Bordeaux in 2 days. The wine industry is as usual in that period under the scrutiny of international media since it is one of the strong events of the business. Weirdly enough two European governments chose this moment to announce new laws or reinforcement of existing laws in two countries, well […]

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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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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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When Bordeaux Welcomes Portugal Wines

June 24, 2011

Thanks to Christian Seely and Marie-Louise Schÿler of Château Pichon-Longueville in Pauillac, their guests enjoyed a wonderful Portuguese evening during Vinexpo. Château Pichon-Longueville belongs to Axa Millesimes Group that owns also vineyards in Portugal as well as other vineyards in France and Hungary. When Christian Seely traveled to Portugal 18 years ago, he fell in […]

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Women agree to disagree on wine

June 8, 2011

A recent survey conducted by Vinexpo on women and wine in United Kingdom, France, Germany, Hong Kong and the US showed that cultural differences are an important factor of differentiation in appreciating wine. What did those women agree upon? They usually prefer red wine over white wine. They are driving the sales for rosé wines:  […]

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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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Wine Tasting at a Tech Conference

May 21, 2010

AMOOCON, a VoIP and technical conference that began in 2008, will features 54 talks and workshops by 38 different speakers. AMOOCON is inaugurating a new feature this year: a wine tasting! Randy convinced author and conference organizer Stefan Wintermeyer to add the idea to this annual event held in Rostock, Germany June 3-5th this year […]

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Apple Wants to Redefine Mobile Ads

April 9, 2010

I’m not an Apple afficionada or endorsing Apple. I just have an iPod Touch and my regular Windows laptop. But I’m a communication person at heart and just saw the most amazing feature for the iPhone platform today. Of course, it will not be available for a few months, but I started dreaming of all […]

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Vinopedia, a new wine search tool

March 25, 2010

Again? Not quite. You might have used vinopedia.com when it was called freewinesearcher.com.  the new version includes now 800,000 American wines and 600,000 European wines. Paul Mabray, from VinTank as well as Gary V praised its searchability quality in their tweets. Let’s try to look for some wines. I used the “Refine Criteria” tool and […]

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Wine Marketing Conference at IPAM, Porto, Portugal

March 25, 2010

The IPAM Marketing School in Porto, Portugal, kindly invited me to be a speaker at their conference on Wine Marketing on April 28-29. I’ll speak on “New technologies and Innovation, success strategies for wine brands”.  It will give the opportunity to visit some Douro wineries and visit the port wineries in Porto. I look forward […]

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