Such is the global decline in wine consumption, a country like Chile is abandoning vineyards, and in some cases considering removing them altogether, according to Sebastian Labbé, the winemaker for Viña Santa Rita’s finest labels, including Casa Real.
The UK government is expected to announce a rise in duty — the second in only four months — at next week’s Autumn Statement, which would raise the overall increase in wine duty to 30% since the summer.
Beam Suntory and Frucor Suntory have struck up a AU$3 billion partnership to make, sell and distribute premium spirits and alcohol-free drinks in Australia and New Zealand.
New Ultrawine Perseo from Agrovin uses ultrasound to enhance the extraction of colour precursors, aromatic precursors and polyphenols from grapes. Perseo can halve maceration times when used in the production of red wines while improving overall quality in both reds and whites.