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 […]

Italian’s investing in USA marketing

Italian’s investing in USA marketing

Italian grip Italy has a strong grip on the US imported wine market. From January to November 2016 the Italian share was reported to be worth US$1.65 billion ($2.16 billion). with exports up 5.9 per cent on 2015. The leading US markets for Italian wine: New York California Florida Illinois Texas Compare these with the […]

Jackson Wine Estate, Italy, Irish whiskey

Jackson Wine Estate, Italy, Irish whiskey

Banking on pinot Barbara Banke, chairman and proprietor of Jackson Family Estates, is, or recently has been, in Australia. The principal reason for the visit was to attend horse sales in Queensland. She did mention in an interview she had also been looking at sites in Victoria and Tasmania suitable for growing pinot noir. Jackson […]

Accolade budget wine worth a bet

Accolade budget wine worth a bet

Budget wine worth a bet? An article worth reading in full can be found at BloombergGadfly. Written by David Fickling and published on 16 January, it is headed, “Budget wine will face a test of maturity with Accolade IPO.” Fickling writes: “Regardless of the debate about whether wine belongs in the gutter or the stars, […]

Want more pay less, Italy booming

Want more pay less, Italy booming

Can’t have both The European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) has carried out a poll in Germany, Spain, Poland and the UK involving more than 5000 people. It reveals a conundrum: 91 per cent surveyed think food should remain affordable, but only 54 per cent think farmers should be able to use pesticides to keep prices […]