Vinexpo news selection - Sept. 15, 2014

Japan : Sun rises on bourbon, rum and tequila

Japan is the 5th largest world market for Bourbon. Having increased by 6.31% between 2008 and 2012, Japanese bourbon consumption is expected to stabilise around 0.81 million cases by 2017.

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Vinexpo news selection - Sept. 5, 2014

Vinexpo strengthens its team with two new directors

Vinexpo has appointed two new directors: Mathieu Vanhalst, who heads up sales and Richard Guyon, who is to lead the marketing department.

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Vinexpo news selection - Sept. 2, 2014

Geographic indication for Japanese wines on the table

The Japanese government is drafting a new law with the ultimate goal of setting up a national system establishing a geographical indication (GI) for wines produced in the country.

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Vinexpo news selection - Aug. 27, 2014

The Napa Valley earthquake : Results and consequences for the vineyard


An earthquake measuring 6.0 struck southern Napa County early Sunday with widespread reports of damage throughout the area. We extend our support to all wineries affected by the disaster.

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Vinexpo news selection - Aug. 25, 2014

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild passes away


Owner of three Grands Crus Classés in Pauillac, including Château Mouton Rothschild and President of the Supervisory Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild died in Paris on 22 August 2014.

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Vinexpo news selection - Aug. 22, 2014

US whiskey rides popularity wave

US whiskey is riding high these days, led by a revival at home and the popularity of Americana abroad.

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Vinexpo news selection - Aug. 18, 2014

Japan : Chilean wine imports on the rise

Imports of Chilean wine in Japan have surged on the back of an economic partnership and are closing in on French imports.

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Vinexpo news selection - Aug. 1, 2014

Focus on... Shōchū

Shōchū (焼酎?) is a Japanese distilled beverage. It is typically distilled from barley (mugi), sweet potatoes (imo), buckwheat (soba), or rice (kome), though it is sometimes produced from other ingredients such as brown sugar, chestnut, sesame seeds, or even carrots.

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Vinexpo news selection - July 29, 2014

Italy : Consumption of premium wines on the increase

In 2011, only 8.4% of all wines sold in Italy were priced at more than US$5 per bottle, but this segment should expand significantly by 2016 according to the Vinexpo/the Iwsr study.

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Vinexpo news selection - July 25, 2014

Spanish winegrowing industry reports sales of more than €4.4 billion


Despite lower production volumes, the value of Spanish wines grew by 6.4% in 2013. As a result, the unit value of Spanish wine increased by 8.1%.

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