Grape presses, also called wine presses, feature sophisticated technology. To this day they remain a key piece of equipment for any winery, provided the winery receives the grapes itself and oversees the wine production process right from the very start of the process chain. Presses represent a huge investment, so a purchase needs to be well thought out and consider the specific requirements of the business.
At the start of every year, the German Winegrowers’ Association presents the past year’s report on wine based on official statistics. It is the only wine market study systematically created to provide independent information about overall wine sales in Germany – including direct sales to end customers, wine sales through specialist, food and mail order retailers, and restaurants.
The EU Commission, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), and other international institutes involved in recording annual grape harvests across Europe and around the world expect that the 2019 EU grape harvest will be between 156 and 160 million hectoliters – well below the previous year’s figure of more than 190 million hectoliters. The quality of wine is considered to be consistently good and in fact better than in 2018.
Long decried as cheap booze, vermouth has now rid itself of its negative image and is well on its way to taking bars, and eventually households too, by storm. Manufacturers and distributors see good opportunities for strong growth, especially in the premium segment.
Cider is experiencing growth all around the world and is increasingly becoming a true international beverage. One of the industry’s strengths is its flair for innovation, made clear at this year’s Global Cider Forum in Frankfurt.
Non-alcoholic wines and related beverages based on dealcoholized wines, usually bottled in carbonated form, are an exciting new trend in the innovative beverages market.
As a material, glass has been used for thousands of years. Its benefits were recognized early on, be it in the form of beverage or storage receptacles or even as glass panes for the first windows installed in Roman villas.
Marketing and salespeople have long asked themselves: Are wine consumption habits related to the season and when are which wines consumed? And beyond that: Are there any recipes or blueprints for types of wine that people especially like to drink in summer — what we like to call summer wines?
Organic wine seems to be a major trend – but a closer look reveals something else: Organic wine is still a niche! Organic wine-growing areas account for just under six percent of global vineyards. The share is somewhat higher in Germany – at 7.5 percent – but even here, organic wine has a downside.