Exports of rosé from Provence boom thanks to American wine lovers

Exports of rosé wine from Provence have shot up and it's largely because Americans have a growing thirst for the pink drink. But why is that?

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Americans spending more on wine but volume growth is slowing

Americans will continue to move up from entry-level wines to the lower rungs of premium brands, but the total volume growth in wine sales in the US is beginning to flatten out after 20 years of steady growth, according to a report by the Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division.

TheDrinkBusiness

Wildfires and Wine: Unified Session Looks at Loss Prevention, Mitigation and Management Related to Fire and Smoke Taint

With the risk of wildfire impacts to vines and wines still fresh in people’s minds after the 2017 harvest season fires in California’s North Coast, in addition to fires in Washington state and in Spain, the 2018 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in Sacramento presented a session by two authorities on “Wildfires and Wine.”

WineBusiness

Grapevines can survive with little water, but wine glasses could still go dry during droughts

Grapevines are drought resistant enough that California’s wineries may be able to dial back the irrigation and keep their plants alive, new research says. That’s good news as the state heads into what looks to be another dry year. There is a catch, however: while the study suggests vines might survive a thirsty spell with minimal watering, it doesn’t say if they’ll still make enough grapes to keep wine glasses full.

TheVerge

MILLENNIALS PLAN TO SPEND MORE MONEY ON WINE THAN OTHER AGE GROUPS

The wine industry is entering a “golden age” thanks to young millennials who have adventurous tastes and prefer to invest in experiences over material goods, according to new research.

TheDrinksBusiness

Valuing The Work Of Women In Wine: Lessons From New Hampshire

Sometimes an opportunity crosses your desk that is just too good to pass up. Even if it means traveling to New Hampshire in the dead of winter. That's exactly how it felt to receive an invitation to attend the annual Wine Week hosted by the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC), whose program this year featured the theme of Women in Wine

Forbes

Tastes changing more among upper-class as Chinese experience greater wealth

The highest-earning 10% of the urban Chinese drink over seven times as much wine and consume more than twice as much dessert as their counterparts at the bottom end of the wage scale.

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