Figures, figures and more figures

Figures, figures and more figures

Epistle whistle The Paris-based International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has released its annual epistle on the state of global wine production and trade. There have been some slightly alarmist articles concerning lack of growth in vines planted, wine produced and consumption in 2016. In TKR’s opinion the lack of planting and reduction in […]

Treasury Wine Estates French adventure

Treasury Wine Estates French adventure

Spreading the treasure Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced it will launch a range of French wines targeted at the Chinese and general Asian market. It is certainly spreading the treasure. TWE is not giving anything away but has created plenty of speculation. Media reports say the range will consist of red wines from Bordeaux, […]

Ill wind & rain sweeps through French vineyards

Ill wind & rain sweeps through French vineyards

Under the weather France may be our competition in markets around the world but it’s sad to see inclement weather hitting several French regions and depleting the coming vintage. Overall it’s predicted the vintage will be down about 8 per cent. Champagne looks to have been badly hit, with estimates saying it will be about […]

OIV report, prosecco on the up, Burgundy

OIV report, prosecco on the up, Burgundy

On the up The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) released information on “the potential wine production, assessment of the harvest, and state of the market and international trade in 2015” at its Paris HQ on April 18. World wine production increased by 2.2 per cent in 2015 to reach 274.4mhl (millions of hectolitres). […]

Oregon wine in London, smart Aldi, Indian tucker

Oregon wine in London, smart Aldi, Indian tucker

Why there: Burgundy negociant Louis Jadot has released an Oregon pinot noir. It’s the first non-French wine that the company has produced. Called Résonance, it was shown to UK media and trade this past week. The retail price is said to be £48 ($89), so it’s not cheap, and production is small. The question: why […]