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Jan 05 2011

Comment – Constellation Brands Highlights World Wine Woes

Tag: Weingütersigi.hiss @ 18:20

By: Chris Mercer Constellation Brands is paying a heavy price to offload the bulk of its Australian wine business and its move marks a low-point for the global wine industry.

Constellation Brands heads wine world exodus
Constellation Brands heads wine world exodus

The world is awash with unloved wine, it seems. Not only does the industry serially produce millions of bottles more than are consumed around the globe, but the ‚for sale‘ signs are going up in every direction.

Just before Christmas, Constellation announced that it is offloading 80% of its Australian, UK and South African wine operations. Less than a week earlier, Brown-Forman announced that it is considering selling its Fetzer wine brand. Meanwhile, Foster’s Group has let it be known that its own Australian wine unit – or what is left of it following some seismic restructuring – can be had at the right price. Continue reading „Comment – Constellation Brands Highlights World Wine Woes“


Jan 05 2011

FRANCE: Vandals empty Bordeaux wine vats containing 100,000 litres

Tag: Ländersigi.hiss @ 18:17

By: Stuart Todd – Vandals have emptied the vats of wine producer SCEA Atlantide, which contained around 100,000 litres of Bordeaux claret 2009 and 2010 and also Bordeaux supérieur 2009.

Bordeauxs SCEA Atlantide hit by wine vandals
Bordeaux’s SCEA Atlantide hit by wine vandals

The company has lost its entire production, estimated to be worth close to EUR1.4m, according to company MD Jean-Jacques Reygades. SCEA Atlantide’s vineyards are located on a small island, the Ile Verte, in the Gironde estuary.

The company’s Bordeaux supérieur 2009 and claret 2010 were to be presented at a competition at the Paris Agricultural Show next month.  “There’s not a drop left, not even a sample. It’s a bitter blow for the company but we are determined to carry on,” Reygades told just-drinks yesterday (4 January). He said the police investigation into the incident was progressing.

“This is not a gratuitous act. To reach us, you need a boat. Those involved had a very good knowledge of the area and the tides,” he added.


Jan 05 2011

Sigi Hiss: Decouvertes-Vins-Rhone 2011

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 13:43

Reservieren Sie schon jetzt Ihre Teilnahme an der „Entdeckungsreise durch das Rhônetal”

Die 6. Ausgabe der « Entdeckungsreise durch das Rhônetal» findet vom Dienstag 1. bis Sonntag 6. März 2011 statt. Anmeldungen werden ab sofort über die Website www.decouvertes-vins-rhone.com entgegengenommen und sind ausschliesslich Weinfachleuten vorbehalten. Continue reading „Sigi Hiss: Decouvertes-Vins-Rhone 2011“


Jan 05 2011

Decanter: Ab Simon dies

Tag: Personensigi.hiss @ 13:34

by Howard G Goldberg in New York – Abdallah H Simon – ‘Ab’ to the Bordeaux and American wine trade – died on 1 January aged 88. The creator of Seagram Chateau and Estates Wine Company and chairman from 1974 until retirement in 1999, Simon was considered one of America’s most powerful fine-wine executives.

Perhaps more than any other importer, he developed the US market’s thirst for First Growth and other Bordeaux. His price-setting influence played into retailing and the explosion of fine- and rare-wine auctions. Continue reading „Decanter: Ab Simon dies“


Jan 05 2011

M. Chapoutier has decided to boost National & International Communication in collaboration with VitaBella

Tag: Personen,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 13:27

Maison M. Chapoutier – announced today its new collaboration with VitaBella, the communication agency specialized in the world of Fine Wines. Since 1st January 2011, VitaBella is in charge of all missions relating to the national and international commu­nication of Maison Chapoutier. Taking a step forward in the communication strategy of the company, Michel Chapoutier is particularly interested in boosting the inter­national aspect. Continue reading „M. Chapoutier has decided to boost National & International Communication in collaboration with VitaBella“


Jan 05 2011

Decanter – Fine wine ‚bigger than gold or crude‘: Liv-Ex

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 13:19

by Richard Woodard -Fine wine from Bordeaux has been a more lucrative investment over the past 12 months than gold, crude oil or shares, according to the Liv-Ex Fine Wine Exchange.

Fine wine from Bordeaux has been a more lucrative investment over the past 12 months than gold, crude oil or shares, according to the Liv-Ex Fine Wine Exchange. The index said its Liv-Ex Fine Wine 50 – which tracks the top five Bordeaux châteaux across ten different vintages – had risen by 57% during 2010, breaking through the 400-point barrier in December. Continue reading „Decanter – Fine wine ‚bigger than gold or crude‘: Liv-Ex“