Oregon Wines

Although winemaking dates back to 1840’s, in Oregon, commercial production began in 1960’s (Hall). Having a relatively short history of 50 years, today, Oregon is the third largest wine producer state of United States. As of 2009, the state hosts to 453 wineries which are mostly small and family-owned (Wine Communications Group). History of the […]

Wine and Old World Wines

In the old world, fruit is subjected to higher levels of humidity, rain, clouds and an earlier end to the growing season. Growers must pick the fruit earlier and this will lend a more acidic quality to the wine. Traditional old world product can mimic elements of mushroom, leather, minerals and even tobacco. These are […]

Global Wine: New vs. Old World

In 2011, the global wine market is forecast to have a value of $273.1 billion, an increase of 19.9% since 2006. The large wine industry is led by key nations that are characterized and differentiated by the application of technology or lack-of, influence of culture and tradition and government regulation. These nations are classified as […]

The Globalization of Beringer Blass Wine Estates

The management of Beringer Blass is working to build a strong global presence for their company. Beringer Blass has successfully opened offices in the three key world wine markets – North America, Asia Pacific, and United Kingdom/Europe – and has established distribution networks in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Australia. Beringer Blass’s global expansion […]

Global Wine Wars

The concept of wine-making was originally an art dominated by several European countries, mainly amongst the noble class, competing against one another for the highest quality wines. Traditionally set in their ways, from their methods of planting, to harvesting, to marketing channels and their consumers, the “Old World” wine-makers were unprepared for what was ahead […]

The Canadian wine industry

The Canadian wine industry is a small industry as compared to the major wine producing industries of the European Union or the United States of America. It is essentially a niche market and most of the wine produced in the country is meant for the domestic market. The country is also a major importer of […]

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