News of the bulk spirits and alcohols sector

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Check out the most relevant news and highlights in the current economic situation of the international market for alcohols and spirits in bulk. Do not miss the latest trends.
May 25, 2014

The Spanish bulk wine industry lives hard days and requires new business strategies that would enable it to cope with the threats posed by the slowdown in demand in countries -until now emerging – such as China and Russia, or the competence of the South American wines (where there are also big stocks) and wines enriched with sugar. And on top of that, there is […]

January 19, 2014

Spanish Agriculture Minister Arias Cañete said that cava reaches about 30% of PDO wines exported (with Designation of Origin). In addition, he noted that in 2012, foreign trade of wine and grape (also bulk wine) had a positive balance of 2,600 million euros. He has also taken advantage to explain the initiatives undertaken by his Department for the wine […]

November 17, 2013

Pau Roca, official representative of the Spanish Wine Federation, reports that a hundred containers of wine from Europe are “standing” in Sanghai due to “technical barriers”. Some of them belong to Spanish companies. Last Tuesday, 12th of November, during the execution of the Adhesion Protocol (ACEVIN ) to the European program “Wine in Moderation” , the […]

September 12, 2013

France, Italy and Spain according to the latest forecast will be around 44 million hectoliters in grape juice and wines. This amount could be overcome by Spain. After storms suffered in France, there is an estimate of harvest for the French conglomerate, but experts say there is a buzz, due to weather conditions that have adversely […]

August 29, 2013

Beijing responds with an investigation on imports of European wine, fighting back the European Commission decision on the current war of the solar panels, what causes increased tensions between two major allies, long ago. The Chinese Commerce Ministry has taken this decision after a request from the national wine industry, which stops wines imported from the […]

August 1, 2013

Continuing the Chinese response to the duty on solar panels, China continues with the commercial fight against European countries, especially with those most involved in worldwide trade. When a country fixes repressive measures to the import of a given product, even though with a protector objective, the damaged countries (those which export that particular product) […]

June 15, 2013

Following France, Spain is the main supplier of wine for the Chinese market; the wine of higher quality are well accepted. According to OEMV, during the first trimester of this year 9,7 million of liters were for China. With a conversion of 178 million of yuans (2.2 million of euros). It should be emphasized that, […]

June 13, 2013

García-Legaz, Secretary of State for External Trade, points out that “limitations by interpretations that don´t correspond with international law”, in response to Chinese government intention to investigate the European Union´s imports, in reply of imposed duties. Jaime García-Legaz, ensure that “he is going to be in charge of the all initiatives to defend the rights […]