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Tag Archives: Scandinavia

• Sobering thought: Low-alcohol wine set to boom?

Sobering thought: Low-alcohol wine set to boom?

As the number of “low alcohol” wines for sale continues to grow, industry experts are divided over the demand for these products – and whether their taste will ever satisfy the sommelier’s palate. Australian Vintage has become the latest in a long line of global wine companies to launch low-alcohol – or 5.5 percent ABV […]

• Record exports for Rioja

Record exports for Rioja

Last year was a record one for exports of Rioja, with strong growth in numerous markets driven by demand for reservas and gran reservas. Rioja imports to the UK grew by 23% in 2010 with imports of reserva and gran reserva wines rising 56% and 29% respectively. Globally, 267 million litres of Rioja were sold […]

• It's A Small Wine World After All

It's A Small Wine World After All

I have been intimately involved with updating The World Atlas of Wine, a picture-book classic of wine literature that has been a much loved and constantly consulted standard in my own library since Hugh Johnson prepared the first edition back in 1971. One of the double-page spreads I have referred to most comes at the […]

• Austria: Wine exports rise in H1

Exports of Austrian wines have risen by 10% in value in the first half of 2010, reflecting consumer thirst for higher price bottles in key markets, new figures show. The 10% rise in wine exports by value outshone a 3% drop in export volumes for the six months to the end of June, the Austrian […]