Beer brewery AB InBev has acquired the remaining shares of Babe Wine, a company that sells wine in cans. The beer corporation's innovation branch had already invested in the trendy American wine brand earlier on.
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Lidl is reducing its online product range. In at least two countries, the German discounter is closing its online wine shop. The chain thinks delivery costs for wine are too high, compared to the income it generates.
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April’s frosty temperatures will have huge consequences for a part of the French wine production. The Bordeaux region’s vineyards in particular were hit very hard: half of this year’s harvest may be lost.
Vente-Privée, the world's largest website for private sales, has obtained a majority stake in French wine web shop Le Petit Ballon, which sells 1 million bottles every year through a subscription service.
German discounter Aldi opened a pop-up store in London's trendy Shoreditch quarter. It is the very first time Aldi opens a store, entirely dedicated to its product range of wine.
Italy and France have once again traded places at the top of the list of the world's largest winemakers. France is still by far the largest exporter of wine, if one looks at the actual value.
Never before did consumers buy as much champagne as they did in 2015 according to the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne. Particularly its non-European sales grew a lot more.