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Bordeaux 2010 Sticker Shock

With glowing reviews and global demand for 2010 futures, Bordeaux’s top châteaus may be saying au revoir to American consumers

Posted: June 17, 2011  By Ben O'Donnell

April 30, 2011 Issue  :  Columns

How to Lower Alcohol and Prices

Posted: April 30, 2011  By James Laube

News & Features  :  News

The Italian (Sparkling) Renaissance

Led by Prosecco, Italian bubbly consumption has skyrocketed in the U.S. in just a few years. Is it the new face of sparkling wine or a passing fad?

Posted: April 4, 2011  By Ben O'Donnell

Mar. 31, 2011 Issue  :  News

Big Wine Brands Lead Growth in U.S.

Posted: March 31, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Pairing Wine and (Couch) Potatoes

Plus, Yellow Tail’s shrinking profits and scientists learn to speed up superconductors with wine

Posted: January 27, 2011  

News & Features  :  News

Cosentino Closes Its Doors

Napa winery had been in financial distress; founder launches new small label

Posted: November 15, 2010  By MaryAnn Worobiec

Nov. 15, 2010 Issue  :  News

Bordeaux Looks for 2009’s Lessons

Posted: November 15, 2010  By Ben O'Donnell

News & Features  :  News

Muscadet Growers Confront Bankruptcy and Sabotage

An unfavorable economy, a brutal frost in 2008 and years of problems have put Loire's Pay Nantais region in trouble

Posted: November 5, 2010  By Ben O'Donnell

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Wine Country Cheers on the San Francisco Giants

Plus, Rusty Staub’s charity auction earns over $1 million, more wineries come to the aid of the Gulf, and two winery foreclosures in Virginia

Posted: November 4, 2010  

Oct. 31, 2010 Issue  :  News

Can Bordeaux’s Little Guy Be Saved?

Posted: October 31, 2010  By Suzanne Mustacich

Oct. 31, 2010 Issue  :  News

Australia’s Barossa Battles the Blues

Posted: October 31, 2010  By Tyson Stelzer

Sept. 30, 2010 Issue  :  News

Aussie Wine Company in Crisis

Posted: September 30, 2010  By Harvey Steiman, Tyson Stelzer

News & Features  :  News

The Battle of Washington State

Costco asks voters to loosen restrictions on alcohol sales; wholesalers oppose while wineries are divided

Posted: September 27, 2010  By Robert Taylor, Harris Meyer

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

A Sit-Down with Georges Haushalter

The new chairman of the Bordeaux Wine Council has ambitious plans for France’s most important wine region

Posted: September 20, 2010  By James Molesworth

Bordeaux is a big place, winewise. It’s France’s largest and arguably most famous wine region. It counts over 298,000 acres of vines, 8,600 growers and nearly five dozen appellations. In 2009 alone, Bordeaux accounted for more than 3.5 billion euros in sales. The U.S. gobbled up 1.2 million cases in imports valued at more than $179 million last year. That’s a lot of moving pieces.

And now, Georges Haushalter is tasked with trying to get them all moving in synchronicity, so that all the pieces benefit. I sat down the other day with the newly elected chairman of the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) to discuss his plans for Bordeaux going forward.

News & Features  :  News

Bordeaux Looks for Lessons in 2009 Futures Sales

Wines sold well overseas, while American retailers exceeded low expectations

Posted: September 8, 2010  By Ben O'Donnell

News & Features  :  News

Grateful Palate's Australian Wineries Up for Sale

Anyone want to buy a lot of Bitch Grenache? Financially troubled labels to be sold off

Posted: September 1, 2010  By Harvey Steiman

News & Features  :  News

Champagne Proceeds with Caution

Shipments are up, but the industry sets limits on grape yields for the 2010 harvest

Posted: August 27, 2010  By Bruce Sanderson

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Lifting the Curtain on the Wine Market's Bottleneck

One factor in today's sluggish wine sales: unopened wines are clogging the system

Posted: August 18, 2010  By James Laube

In winebiz talk, the affable chairman of Beaulieu Vineyards elucidated, an official wine depletion comes after, and only after, a wine is opened and consumed and when the toilet is flushed.

That may sound a bit crude, but up until the point at which a wine is drunk, or at least opened, it is still in inventory somewhere.

It could be in a winery tasting room, or a warehouse or in someone's private collection. But so long as it's in inventory means it is in someway clogging the system. And that's one factor in today's sluggish wine economy. Those who have cellared wines, and built inventories, have eased off on buying and are drinking down their cellars. Until they start buying again in earnest, the wine logjam will persist.

News & Features  :  News

Barossa's Got the Blues

In a top Aussie appellation, the key to staying afloat is thinking outside the box

Posted: August 13, 2010  By Tyson Stelzer

News & Features  :  News

The Bordeaux Diet

Wine industry leaders are trying to save the area's small growers with a bold marketing plan and big cuts. Is it too little, too late?

Posted: August 4, 2010  By Suzanne Mustacich

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