Wine production – Vini Vert http://vinivert.com/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 13:00:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vinivert.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-5-120x120.png Wine production – Vini Vert http://vinivert.com/ 32 32 Over 8% increase in Greek wine production — Greek City Times https://vinivert.com/over-8-increase-in-greek-wine-production-greek-city-times/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 13:00:52 +0000 https://vinivert.com/over-8-increase-in-greek-wine-production-greek-city-times/ Greek wine production increased by more than 8% in 2021 compared to 2020, arguably the worst year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Production increased by 8.13% in 2021, totaling 2,468,945 kilolitres, the National Agricultural Cooperative for Wine Products said in a report released on Tuesday. This figure contrasts completely with the first estimate sent to the […]]]>

Greek wine production increased by more than 8% in 2021 compared to 2020, arguably the worst year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Production increased by 8.13% in 2021, totaling 2,468,945 kilolitres, the National Agricultural Cooperative for Wine Products said in a report released on Tuesday.

This figure contrasts completely with the first estimate sent to the European Commission in September 2021 which predicted a 25.09% drop in wine production in the country.

More specifically, the production of wines without a geographical indication reached 1,627,959 kiloliters or 65.93% of total production, followed by wines with a protected geographical indication (415,886 kiloliters or 16.84% of total production) and varietal wines with 222,149 kiloliters or 8.9% of total production.

Wine tourism is a priority of the Ministry of Tourism, with the aim of attracting high-income tourists, extending the tourist season and creating unique and authentic experiences for visitors, said the Minister of Tourism. Vassilis Kikilias said earlier this month.

“We continue with even more intensity and creativity the effort to promote the production of fine Greek wines internationally and establish the Greek brand in wine tourism internationally,” he said. .

READ MORE: Belgium and Germany are the EU’s biggest vaccine exporters with a turnover of $1 billion.

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French organic wine production increases by 22% https://vinivert.com/french-organic-wine-production-increases-by-22-2/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 13:12:12 +0000 https://vinivert.com/french-organic-wine-production-increases-by-22-2/ Organic wine production levels increased by 22% in 2020 compared to 2019; exceeding 137,000 ha in organic production (either certified organic or in conversion). There were a total of 9,784 organic vineyards: +21% compared to 2019. At the end of 2020, the total organic surface represented 17% of the surface dedicated to wine production in […]]]>

Organic wine production levels increased by 22% in 2020 compared to 2019; exceeding 137,000 ha in organic production (either certified organic or in conversion). There were a total of 9,784 organic vineyards: +21% compared to 2019.

At the end of 2020, the total organic surface represented 17% of the surface dedicated to wine production in the country.

France – already the second largest wine producer in the world – has now overtaken Spain to become the largest producer of organic wine, according to data from AgenceBio.

What is an organic wine?

In France, organic wine must meet the requirements set by the organic regulations of the European Union. Organic producers are subject to mandatory annual checks: which assess the entire production system from the vine to the cellar and finally to packaging.

For example, winegrowers must use 100% organic agricultural ingredients (grapes, sugar, alcohol, rectified concentrated must); while certain physical processes (such as dealcoholization or electrodialysis) are prohibited or restricted. The wines must also comply with a restricted list of additives and oenological auxiliaries, favoring organic origins, and must not exceed a certain level of sulphite (lower than that of conventional production).

While conversion is a three-year process, more and more wineries are ready to go organic.

“The figures for 2020 are extremely positive”, ​note Millesime Bio, a French fair dedicated to organic wine held in Montpellier this month. “It is possible to observe a clear increase in the number of conversions to organic viticulture: in 2020, 3,186 new organic vineyards were created compared to 1,313 in 2019; 891 in 2018; 572 in 2017 and 87 in 2016.

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Grapes discarded from white wine production are turned into chocolate ‘superfoods’ https://vinivert.com/grapes-discarded-from-white-wine-production-are-turned-into-chocolate-superfoods/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://vinivert.com/grapes-discarded-from-white-wine-production-are-turned-into-chocolate-superfoods/ Waste from grapes used to make white wine could soon become a new ‘superfood’ – and be used in a chocolate that debuted here last week. A group of scientists and entrepreneurs are aiming to turn Chardonnay pomace — the discarded grape skins, seeds and stems left over from winemaking — into a nutrient-rich “upcycled” […]]]>

Waste from grapes used to make white wine could soon become a new ‘superfood’ – and be used in a chocolate that debuted here last week.

A group of scientists and entrepreneurs are aiming to turn Chardonnay pomace — the discarded grape skins, seeds and stems left over from winemaking — into a nutrient-rich “upcycled” superfood that some researchers say improves gut, cardiovascular and brain health.

Such “upcycling” would also be good news for the environment, since leftover grapes pressed for winemaking are equivalent to 10 billion pounds of waste per year worldwide – or about 830,000 pounds in California alone, according to Scott Forsberg, president of Vine to Bar, a new chocolate factory whose product is made with marc de Chardonnay.

The chocolate made its debut last week at this city’s Winter Fancy Food Show, which was attended by John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and Food Network star Giada de Laurentiis.

Vine to Bar and Sonomaceuticals – which developed Chardonnay marc – are owned by two wine industry mavericks – Barbara Banke, of Jackson Family Wines, and Peggy Furth, formerly of Chalk Hill Estates & Vineyards. (The friends also launched WindRacer Luxury Wines last July.)

Two wine glasses on a table with Vine to Bar chocolates
The new Vine to Bar company, which makes chocolate bars from marc de Chardonnay, is run by a former Mars Inc executive.
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It took more than 10 years — and $10 million, including a $500,000 USDA grant — to turn Chardonnay pomace into a potential superfood. Then the two had to figure out what to do with it.

At first, Forsberg said, they tried adding it to pastries, cookies and breads. But the Chardonnay pomace changed the texture of the food, making it too dense without the “light, fluffy flavor” that’s key to fresh baked goods.

Chocolate, however, turned out to be the perfect match. “These two ancient foods revered for millennia share one thing in common: they’re rich in antioxidants and optimize blood flow, which is good for your brain and cognition,” Forsberg said.

Chardonnay marc is said to be both nutrient-dense and flavanol-rich — and also sweetens dark chocolate, says Vine to Bar chocolatier Ralph Jerome, former head of global innovation at Mars Inc. ., the great chocolatier.

“Chardonnay marc improves the taste of chocolate. It decreases bitterness and adds a fruity note. It’s a qualitative improvement,” Jerome said, adding that the bars took about a year to develop.

Chardonnay grapes on the vine in an orchard
What winemakers reject can be turned into a sweetening agent for a new kind of solid treats.
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As for the marc, it is made like this: At harvest, the winegrowers dry and grind the pressed skins, pulp and seeds of the grapes into a marc, preserving their fiber and flavor.

“We have beautiful Chardonnay grapes. When you squeeze the water and sugar, you are left with everything else. We clean it, dry it, grind it and the powder is all that’s left,” Forsberg said.

The Chardonnay grapes all come from Jackson Family Wines. And in the bars, the sustainably sourced cocoa comes mostly from West Africa and South America. They contain 15% Chardonnay pomace in different flavors, with almonds, Himalayan pink salt, Chardonnay smoked salt, tart cherry and cocoa nibs.

Chardonnay marc also contains oligosaccharides, which are carbohydrates made up of at least three to 10 simple sugars. They serve as probiotics and serve as prebiotics to feed the good bacteria in the gut — and there could be even more of them than those found in breast milk, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis.

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Milton-Freewater Sees Spike in Wine Business with Watermill Expansion | Business https://vinivert.com/milton-freewater-sees-spike-in-wine-business-with-watermill-expansion-business/ Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://vinivert.com/milton-freewater-sees-spike-in-wine-business-with-watermill-expansion-business/ MILTON-FREEWATER – Interest in wine processing is growing here with construction underway to expand the already massive watermill building on East Broadway Avenue, providing new winemakers with a facility they could use to start. The building currently spans approximately 100,000 square feet and is shared by Watermill Winery and five other small wineries. The expansion […]]]>

MILTON-FREEWATER – Interest in wine processing is growing here with construction underway to expand the already massive watermill building on East Broadway Avenue, providing new winemakers with a facility they could use to start.

The building currently spans approximately 100,000 square feet and is shared by Watermill Winery and five other small wineries. The expansion will add approximately 65% ​​more space and the possibility of a larger winery center.

Milton-Freewater Town Manager Linda Hall reports that she has already received more liquor license applications in anticipation of the watermill expansion.

Watermill winemaker Andrew Brown said Thursday (January 20) that the project was about 70% complete.

“What we envision is serving people who want to be in the wine business, in a way that Milton-Freewater is not currently offering,” Brown said.

“Basically, it’s full-service wine production, from receiving to packaging and everything in between, which includes fermentation, analysis, wine and barrel aging.”

Wine processing may not be new to the Walla Walla Valley, which was designated a U.S. Wine Country in 1984 and is now home to about 120 wineries in southeastern Washington and northeastern Washington. Oregon.

But nestled within its 502 square miles is Milton-Freewater’s relatively young and tiny The Rocks District.

It’s less than 6 square miles and already has 33 winery members since becoming its own AVA in 2015.

The number of members continues to increase.

“It’s a very desirable location because it’s very distinctive,” said Walla Walla Valley Wine executive director Robert Hansen. “The grapes they grow there have very visible and recognizable characteristics, and there are very flavorful qualities of wine that come from the stones of this region.

“I think it’s desirable because of its uniqueness.”

The Brown family has a long history of preparing wine processing around Milton-Freewater.

The watermill was founded in 2005, shortly after the Browns planted their first vineyard. This follows more than a century of family farming and commercial apple growing.






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“The industry has wanted this for a long time,” said Andrew Brown.

“I think you’re starting to see more consumer interest in wines produced out of the region, so now it’s a bit more possible for wineries to put a stake in the ground and produce recognized wines.”

More wine trade would mean increased competition, but Watermill likes the idea.

“The more the better, that’s what I’m saying,” Brown said.

“Honestly, it’s something for my family and for our company that we’ve hoped for over the past 15 years, to really have a core of wineries and tasting rooms that helps drive the wine industry forward. our side of the valley.”

According to Brown, interest in the Watermill facility has already come from winemakers in Walla Walla as well as other parts of Oregon and Washington, and even as far south as California.

“We’re set up to accommodate rotating owners,” Brown said.

“Basically, this means that people who have existing vineyard licenses in the State of Oregon, or people who wish to have a vineyard license in the State of Oregon, can actually legally share our space. . There are certain advantages to this, which would make it a better business strategy.

“What our facility allows startups to do is essentially get licenses without the infrastructure costs of setting up a facility or a building.”

Along with increased interest in wine production in Milton-Freewater, concoctions are improving the consumer experience.

The tasting rooms would help bring in more tourism dollars, much like Walla Walla generated from its downtown plaza.

The watermill is set to unveil an upgraded basement patio this spring, with the addition of food service as well as the return of live music.

Across from the Watermill Winery, a new Los Rocosos tasting room is planned, with preparations to open this spring.

And more continues to grow for Milton-Freewater wines, according to the city manager, who is excited about the possibilities.

“It means notoriety, quite frankly,” Hall said.

“I think it will ultimately be a huge draw. We are already seeing an increase in the number of businesses coming here with liquor license applications because of this facility. Obviously more jobs, more money in the economy. Always a good thing.

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Milton-Freewater Sees Spike in Wine Business with Watermill Expansion | Business https://vinivert.com/milton-freewater-sees-spike-in-wine-business-with-watermill-expansion-business-2/ Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://vinivert.com/milton-freewater-sees-spike-in-wine-business-with-watermill-expansion-business-2/ MILTON-FREEWATER – Interest in wine processing is growing here with construction underway to expand the already massive watermill building on East Broadway Avenue, providing new winemakers with a facility they could use to start. The building currently spans approximately 100,000 square feet and is shared by Watermill Winery and five other small wineries. The expansion […]]]>

MILTON-FREEWATER – Interest in wine processing is growing here with construction underway to expand the already massive watermill building on East Broadway Avenue, providing new winemakers with a facility they could use to start.

The building currently spans approximately 100,000 square feet and is shared by Watermill Winery and five other small wineries. The expansion will add approximately 65% ​​more space and the possibility of a larger winery center.

Milton-Freewater City Manager Linda Hall reports that she has already received more liquor license applications in anticipation of the watermill expansion.

Watermill winemaker Andrew Brown said Thursday (January 20) that the project was about 70% complete.

“What we envision is serving people who want to be in the wine business, in a way that Milton-Freewater is not currently offering,” Brown said.

“Basically, it’s full-service wine production, from receiving to packaging and everything in between, which includes fermentation, analysis, wine and barrel aging.”

Wine processing may not be new to the Walla Walla Valley, which was designated a U.S. Wine Country in 1984 and is now home to about 120 wineries in southeastern Washington and northeastern Washington. Oregon.

But nestled within its 502 square miles is Milton-Freewater’s relatively young and tiny The Rocks District.

It’s less than 6 square miles and already has 33 winery members since becoming its own AVA in 2015.

The number of members continues to increase.

“It’s a very desirable location because it’s very distinctive,” said Walla Walla Valley Wine executive director Robert Hansen. “The grapes they grow there have very visible and recognizable characteristics, and there are very flavorful qualities of wine that come from the stones of this region.

“I think it’s desirable because of its uniqueness.”

The Brown family has a long history of preparing wine processing around Milton-Freewater.

The watermill was founded in 2005, shortly after the Browns planted their first vineyard. This follows more than a century of family farming and commercial apple growing.






Brown


“The industry has wanted this for a long time,” said Andrew Brown.

“I think you’re starting to see more consumer interest in wines produced out of the region, so now it’s a bit more possible for wineries to put a stake in the ground and produce recognized wines.”

More wine trade would mean increased competition, but Watermill likes the idea.

“The more the better, that’s what I’m saying,” Brown said.

“Honestly, it’s something for my family and for our company that we’ve hoped for over the past 15 years, to really have a core of wineries and tasting rooms that helps drive the wine industry forward. our side of the valley.”

According to Brown, interest in the Watermill facility has already come from winemakers in Walla Walla as well as other parts of Oregon and Washington, and even as far south as California.

“We’re set up to accommodate rotating owners,” Brown said.

“Basically, this means that people who have existing vineyard licenses in the State of Oregon, or people who wish to have a vineyard license in the State of Oregon, can actually legally share our space. . There are certain advantages to this, which would make it a better business strategy.

“What our facility allows startups to do is essentially get licenses without the infrastructure costs of setting up a facility or a building.”

Along with increased interest in wine production in Milton-Freewater, concoctions are improving the consumer experience.

The tasting rooms would help bring in more dollars for tourism, much like Walla Walla generated from its downtown plaza.

The watermill is set to unveil an upgraded basement patio this spring, with the addition of food service as well as the return of live music.

Across from the Watermill Winery, a new Los Rocosos tasting room is planned, with preparations to open this spring.

And more continues to grow for Milton-Freewater wines, according to the city manager, who is excited about the possibilities.

“It means notoriety, quite frankly,” Hall said.

“I think it will ultimately be a huge draw. We are already seeing an increase in the number of businesses coming here with liquor license applications because of this facility. Obviously more jobs, more money in the economy. Always a good thing.

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Brewer Carlsberg suspends forecasts, citing uncertainty in Russia https://vinivert.com/brewer-carlsberg-suspends-forecasts-citing-uncertainty-in-russia/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://vinivert.com/brewer-carlsberg-suspends-forecasts-citing-uncertainty-in-russia/ danish brewer Carlsberg has suspension of forecasts for 2022 due to uncertainty about the big Russian market and declared to have started a strategic review of its activities in the country. “The future is highly unpredictable and we are examining a full range of strategic options for our business in Russia,” Chief Executive Cees ‘t […]]]>

danish brewer Carlsberg has suspension of forecasts for 2022 due to uncertainty about the big Russian market and declared to have started a strategic review of its activities in the country.

The future is highly unpredictable and we are examining a full range of strategic options for our business in Russia,” Chief Executive Cees ‘t Hart said in a statement. Last year, the company made about 13% of its sales in Russia and Ukraine.

The uncertain situation in both countries would hurt financial results for 2022, and its assets in both markets could also be subject to non-cash impairments and impairments, Carlsberg noted.

“Due to the very high uncertainty related to Ukraine and Russia and the possible indirect impact on the rest of the group, we do not consider it prudent to provide guidance for 2022,” ‘t Hart said.

Fierce competition in Russia

Carlsberg has faced stiff competition in Russia, its main Eastern European market, since taking over Baltika, the country’s biggest beer brand, in 2008.

It halted operations at its three breweries in Ukraine last month after Russia launched a military invasion of the country that Moscow called a “special operation”.

Carlsberg would continue to operate its eight breweries in Russia, where it has around 8,400 employees, although it would cease all advertising and stop selling its flagship Carlsberg brand of beer.

The company said last week it would halt further investment in Russia and suspend exports of beer and other beverages to the country.

In February this year, Carlsberg said it expected organic operating profit growth to be below last year’s levels, after the Danish company posted fourth-quarter sales above expectations.

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Aperol Maker Campari puts margin target on ice on costs https://vinivert.com/aperol-maker-campari-puts-margin-target-on-ice-on-costs/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://vinivert.com/aperol-maker-campari-puts-margin-target-on-ice-on-costs/ Campari Italian Beverage Group said rising input costs would delay expected profitability gains, sending shares down more than 6%. Bitters maker Aperol and Campari, which forecast a gross margin improvement of around 70 basis points this year, warned that the increase would not materialize due to rising costs. Campari now expects its operating margin to […]]]>

Campari Italian Beverage Group said rising input costs would delay expected profitability gains, sending shares down more than 6%.

Bitters maker Aperol and Campari, which forecast a gross margin improvement of around 70 basis points this year, warned that the increase would not materialize due to rising costs.

Campari now expects its operating margin to remain stable on a like-for-like basis this year compared to 2021.

Cost pressure to intensify

“Temporary input cost pressure is expected to further intensify in the current year, postponing gross margin growth and ultimately leading to a broadly flat organic EBIT margin in 2022,” said CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz in a statement.

Shares in Campari were down 6.6% at 11:05 GMT.

The Milan-based group said the new outlook included the possibility of beverage price hikes to mitigate rising costs.

Campari recorded a nearly 26% increase in like-for-like sales in 2021, helped by an increase in online purchases of spirits and consumption of cocktails at home.

Read more: Campari to raise prices to offset soaring costs

Regional performances

In the Americas, which accounted for 42.7% of total group sales, organic sales increased by 23.0% in 2021, compared to 19.9% ​​in 2019.

The Espolòn, Grand Marnier and Aperol brands recorded strong double-digit growth, while Campari recorded strong single-digit growth.

In Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, which accounted for 20.2% of total sales, the company recorded organic growth of 18.6%.

Germany recorded 10.7% year-on-year growth, driven by Aperol, Aperol Spritz ready-to-drink and Campari. Sales in the United Kingdom increased by 39.1%, while Russia recorded growth of 25.0%.

Sales in Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which account for 29.4% of total sales, increased by 36.7%, with Italy registering a jump of 36.4%, mainly due to the “Convenience of contrast” continues in the on-site and increased frequency of consumption on other channels.

Aperitif brands – Aperol, Campari and Campari Soda – saw strong double-digit growth in the region compared to 2020 and 2019, while Crodino saw low double-digit growth.

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Heineken invests 73 million euros in an Italian factory https://vinivert.com/heineken-invests-73-million-euros-in-an-italian-factory/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://vinivert.com/heineken-invests-73-million-euros-in-an-italian-factory/ Heineken Italia is investing 73 million euros to modernize and expand its Assemini brewery, near Cagliari, where Ichnusa beer is produced. The renovation will see the addition of a new refrigeration plant, carbon dioxide storage facilities and cooling towers. The project will contribute to improved environmental performance, with reduced water and electricity consumption and emissions. […]]]>

Heineken Italia is investing 73 million euros to modernize and expand its Assemini brewery, near Cagliari, where Ichnusa beer is produced.

The renovation will see the addition of a new refrigeration plant, carbon dioxide storage facilities and cooling towers.

The project will contribute to improved environmental performance, with reduced water and electricity consumption and emissions.

The investment will increase the production and packaging capacity of Sardinia’s oldest brewery, the brewer noted. When fully operational (in 2024), the packaging capacity will increase by more than 60% compared to current figures.

beer production

According to the company, its business plan will support the growth of beer production in Sardinia, with a positive impact on the local and national production chain.

It is also part of a development agreement signed with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the National Agency for Foreign Investments and Economic Development (Invitalia) and the Sardinia Region.

The extension project will involve a contribution of approximately 14 million euros from the Ministry of Economic Development and 200,000 euros from the Sardinia Region.

According to managing director Wietse Mutters, with this investment, Heineken Italia aims to become a “driving force in the recovery of beer and the agri-food economy”, after “the pandemic wiped out all growth in the sector over the past four last years”. .

Read more: Heineken Sees Inflation Impacting Medium-Term Earnings Target, Reports Full-Year Results

Elsewhere, Invitalia pointed out that the investment in Assemini includes the adoption of state-of-the-art automated machinery and three new warehouses for the storage of packaging materials and finished products.

Besides Assemini, Heineken has three other factories in Italy – Comun Nuovo, Massafra and Pollein – in addition to the headquarters in Milan and the active partnership in Sicily with Birrificio Messina.

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Coors Light to phase out plastic rings globally https://vinivert.com/coors-light-to-phase-out-plastic-rings-globally/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://vinivert.com/coors-light-to-phase-out-plastic-rings-globally/ Molson Coors has announced that it will eliminate plastic rings from Coors Light six-pack units in locations where it has brewing operations. The initiative will see Coors Light become the largest beer brand in North America to move away from plastic rings. Molson Coors Beverage Company will invest approximately $85 million, enabling the brand to […]]]>

Molson Coors has announced that it will eliminate plastic rings from Coors Light six-pack units in locations where it has brewing operations.

The initiative will see Coors Light become the largest beer brand in North America to move away from plastic rings.

Molson Coors Beverage Company will invest approximately $85 million, enabling the brand to begin the transition to fully recyclable and sustainably sourced paperboard packaging later this year.

Packaging innovation

This investment allows Molson Coors to upgrade its packaging machinery, which will also allow the company’s entire portfolio of North American brands to use cardboard packaging carriers by the end of 2025.

In total, Molson Coors’ move will save 1.7 million pounds of plastic waste annually.

In 2021, Molson Coors removed plastic rings from all major brands sold in the UK, including Coors and Carling, and switched to recyclable cardboard sleeves.

Molson Coors in Canada switched to more durable plastic rings in 2021 and has committed to eliminating plastic rings as part of this announcement.

“Packaging Innovation”

Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley said, “Our company, and Coors in particular, has a long history of using packaging innovation to protect our environment, and today we’re building on that rich heritage.

“Just as Coors led the way by pioneering the recyclable aluminum can, Coors Light will lead the way by moving away from single-use plastic rings in North America.”

Coors Light will debut the new packaging at Coors Light’s Plastic-Free Future Mart, a pop-up concept store in New York City.

The Plastic-Free Future Mart will be open March 2-6 and is located at 603 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY.

Read more: Molson Coors expects revenue to grow about 10% this year

Coors Light Sustainability Strategy

Molson Coors announced sustainability goals in 2017 to shape the company and set new standards for the beer and beverage industry, focusing on the areas of water, climate and packaging .

The latest initiative will help Molson Coors move closer to its goal of ensuring packaging is 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable, and that consumer plastic packaging is made from at least 30% recycled content from by the end of 2025.

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Italy wine sales fall in volume, rise in value, data shows https://vinivert.com/italy-wine-sales-fall-in-volume-rise-in-value-data-shows/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://vinivert.com/italy-wine-sales-fall-in-volume-rise-in-value-data-shows/ Wine volume sales in large-scale Italian retail are down, but still above pre-COVID levels, while e-commerce is also slowing, according to new data. These are the conclusions of the Nomisma Wine Monitor report prepared in collaboration with NielsenIQ on the balance sheet of wine sales in 2021. Italian retail wine sales fell 1.2% year-on-year in […]]]>

Wine volume sales in large-scale Italian retail are down, but still above pre-COVID levels, while e-commerce is also slowing, according to new data.

These are the conclusions of the Nomisma Wine Monitor report prepared in collaboration with NielsenIQ on the balance sheet of wine sales in 2021.

Italian retail wine sales fell 1.2% year-on-year in volume in 2021, but rose 5% in value.

Sales above 2019

Overall, the level of sales remains higher than in 2019, up 5% in volume and 13% in value, reflecting a shift towards more premium wines.

Volume sales of sparkling wines and champagnes are growing at a double-digit rate (+23%), while still wines end 2021 down 4.5% in volume but up 0.3% in value.

In January, a separate study showed that Italian sparkling wine production had set a new record in 2021.

Supermarket sales

Sales from hypermarkets, supermarkets and small self-service outlets, which represent 64% of volumes in the off-trade circuit, fell by almost 2%, against a rise in value of 5.2%.

As for the other formats, wine sales fell in both value and volume in discount stores (-2% and -4% respectively), while cash & carry recorded growth of almost 20% in value and 15% in volume, confirming the recovery in consumption in the HoReCa segment in 2021.

In 2021, e-commerce sales in the off-trade circuit increased by 22% in value and 19% in volume compared to the previous year.

However, there was a 13% annual reduction in e-commerce sales volume during the fourth quarter of 2021, linked to a “boom” in online shopping in 2020 following restaurant closures and limits imposed on Italians. to celebrate Christmas and the New Year at home.

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