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BI Daily 21 February 2017
• ´Progrigio’ - the new budget Prosecco? • Australian team start studying grain in world’s biggest selling spirit • South African Wine Exports 2016 • Swartland Municipality issues statement on sandmining
BI Daily 16 February 2017
• South Africa: Winemakers gobsmacked as Swartland opens door to sandmining • Pinot Searches Hit All-Time High • China´s wine production drops for fourth year in a row • Top 10 US wine export markets
BI Daily 14 February 2017
• ‘Love Index´ shows South Africans still romantic at heart • South Africa Wine Industry: Serious Problems, Lofty Goals, Progress Update
BI Daily 10 February 2017
• Latest US wine sales data show 22 years of consecutive growth • New Zealand steps up Albariño ambitions
BI Daily 8 Februarury 2017
• China’s wine imports up in volume and value in 2016 • Italian Wine Looks Beyond Chianti
Wine industry strongly condemns racism
The South African wine industry distances itself from racist comments that were distributed on Facebook following the death of Springbok legend, Joost van der Westhuizen. Riaan Lucas reacted to the news by posting racist comments on his Facebook profile. According to his profile he works for the SA Wine Institute. As a result Sawis, VinPro, the Cape Wine Academy and certain cellars have received email correspondence. Mr Lucas received training from the Cape Wine Academy, but is not involved with the academy anymore. He is also in no way linked to Sawis. It is truly disconcerting that these types of unwanted racist comments are linked to the wine industry. The wine industry distances itself from mr Lucas’s comments. Through the wine industry’s strategic plan (WISE), transformation, training, land reform and upliftment of people have been identified as priorities. VinPro would like to confirm on behalf of the South African wine industry that this uplifting work will continue and that the industry strongly condemns any form of racism. See web link to the official statement: Statement
BI Daily 7 February 2017
• USA: Premium Boxed Wines Are Smoking Hot • Impact of free trade agreements on Australian exports
BI Daily 6 February 2017
• A game changer for Canadian wine • Now Spanish cava turns posh with £80 bottles on the way - and the sparkling wine could even give champagne a run for its money
BI Daily 1 February 2017
• Consumer Buying Behaviour • Are we ready for genetically modified wine?
BI Daily 31 January 2017
• Global e-commerce trends taking off locally • California Grape Varieties
BI Daily 27 January 2017
• The premiumization backlash • US: Wine shipments, sales increase in 2016 • NZ wine exports face major blow after US TPP withdrawal • China now Australia’s great wine hope
BI Daily 26 January 2017
• UK: Drinks industry calls for duty cuts as Brexit looms • EU: Internet of Things gets closer to your plate with IoF2020 project
BI Daily 25 January 2017
• Press Release: National Liquor Amendment Bill • How to improve the use of social media in the wine business? • French wine industry angry at plans for bigger pregnancy health warnings on bottles
BI Daily 24 January 2017
• WSTA’s Brexit advice to wine & spirit companies • The future of wine packaging
BI Daily 19 January 2017
• USA: Bank Predicts Strong Wine Market in 2017 • Australia: Shiraz research to provide more information on how growing regions influence character of wine