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South Africa: Wine makers urged to guard their brands(2013-11-25)
LEGAL experts say wine makers, especially small up-and-coming producers, should register trademarks over their wine grapes as well as their wines, following a Supreme Court of Appeal judgment this week.
Update on WIETA(2013-11-18)
Systembolaget | WIETA Progress | Recognition of other audits | International Recognition of the WIETA code of conduct | Cost of Audit | General Meeting.
WineAmerica Expands its National Network(2013-11-15)
WineAmerica, Inc., the National Association of American Wineries, is expanding its State Associations Council (SAC) to allow both state and regional wine groups better access to policy information, and enhanced networking opportunities nationwide.
Rotting Grapes From Bordeaux to Burgundy Cut French Wine Outlook(2013-11-08)
The volume of the 2013 vintage may rise 2.2 percent to 42.3 million hectoliters (1.12 billion gallons) from 41.4 million hectoliters in 2012, the Agriculture Ministry wrote in a report late yesterday. The forecast was cut by 1.74 million hectoliters from a month ago, equivalent to 231 million bottles.
Global spirits growth forecast to plummet(2013-11-06)
The growth rate of the spirits category is forecast to drop significantly over the next five years, as consumers switch local spirits for imported brands.
Global wine shortage fears exaggerated, say analysts(2013-10-31)
Analysts are split on the state of global wine supplies, with some warning that stocks are running at historic lows and others arguing consumers may see more deals from a higher global harvest in 2013.
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A certification seal appears on each container of wine or estate brandy which has been certified by the Wine and Spirit Board.
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