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The Champagne reaction to Covid-19

Following the path of the whole wine industry, Champagne got heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Howerver, it seems that the world's most famous sparkling wine is bouncing back.

Read the article on Forbes.

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Anticipated volumes of wine in 2020 is below average

The OIV gave a live-streamed press conference on October 27, presenting the anticipated wine production for 2020. The numbers are quite concerning as it appears that wine production will decrease a second year in a row. It shall be remembered that 2018 was a particularly abundant year for wine growers.

Find the article on Forbes.

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Covid-19 impacts heavily Champagne sales

The Covid-19 pandemic has a direct impact on alcohol sales around the world. Even the most famous one can't go through the crisis unaffected.

See the video on foxbusiness.

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How could Brexit change the wine trade?

There are still a lot of studies and expectations regarding the consequences of Brexit on the wine sector. This is particulary true for wine trade. IWSR offers to study 6 ways the wine trade could be affected by Brexit.

Read the article on the IWSR's website.

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Alcohol and tobacco ban remains enforced during lockdown

South Africa confirmed its decision of a temporary ban on alcohol and tobacco "throughout the lockdown period" says the Government.

Read the article on capetownetc.

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South Africa bans alcohol sales again to fight against Covid-19

Earlier this year South Africa, among other countries, decided to ban alcohol sales to prevent people to spread the Covid-19 virus. President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the peak of infection is ahead and that this measure in necessary to save lives.

See articles on the BBC website.

And on the drinkbusiness.

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The wine sector could be particulary sensitive to the Covid-19 epidemic

According to a IWSR analysis, wine sales are likely to drop by up to 13.6% worldwide during 2020. It would also appear that the recovery for the wine sector could take longer than the beer and spirit business.

Read more in the article from VINEX.

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Fighting counterfeit with blockchain

Struggle against wine counterfeit exist since the very beginning of its creation and one of the main issue producers and lawyers have to fight against.
An Australian company designed a technology usisng blockchain that might help to prevent such counterfeit.

Read the article on foodprocessing.com.au.

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The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the Australian export market

The trend of wine consumption during the Covid-19 pandemic shows that consumers buy local wine. This trend has a noticable impact on the Australian market since January 2020.

Read the article here.

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The ecommerce trend in India

The Covid-19 crisis brought numerous changes to the habbits of wine consummers around the world. A new trend emerges from the pandemic: ecommerce.
India is seems to have adopted this new way of purchasing alcohol very quickly.

Read the article.

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