Uncorkings for 4/12/2010

The top industry stories of the week.

According to a study released Friday, 89% of U.S. consumers plan to spend the same amount or less on alcoholic drinks, a move expected to cost beverage companies about $5.2 billion. However, consumers sad they expect to spend more on bottled juices and coffees. . .

Another sign of China’s burgeoning interest in wine: Veronafiere, the company that runs Vinitaly, signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Hong Kong. This could be a big step toward bringing a Vinitaly-style wine fair to Hong Kong. . .

The French government published a report recommending that university canteens hold wine-tasting sessions. . .

Australian winemaker Thomas Angove, who first patented the idea of wine in a box 45 years ago, passed away at the age of 92. . .

Starbucks will introduce a full range of alcoholic beverages at selected test cafes in Seattle. More here. . .

 In another court decision, a judge ruled that Bacardi isn't misleading consumers by advertising Havana Club's Cuban heritage in the U.S. Pernod Ricard said it intends to appeal the decision. . .

The first price for the 2009 Bordeaux was released, at an 18% increase from 2008. . .

A Canadian wine expert has insured his nose for $1 million. More here. . .


Edit Module
Edit Module

Related Articles

Loire Valley Wine Holiday Pairings TweetUp

Italy's Most Collectible Wines

The regions and the vintages you should be buying, cellaring and drinking, now and for years to come.

Sommeliers and Wine Industry Turn Out for "Somm" Sequel

The follow-up to the acclaimed movie makes its world premiere at the Napa Valley Film Festival.

One Name for All of Spain

The Pata Negra wine brand spans eight of Spain’s most prominent regions, delivering quality and value regardless of origin.
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit Module


You can unsubscribe at any time. View an example of our newsletter.

Edit Module
Edit Module


Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit Module

Related Web Articles