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Good on you vignerons.

Post by Owens88 » Thu 31 Oct 2013 00:22

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Post by Santiago » Fri 01 Nov 2013 09:47

When stories like this come out, I get loads of messages saying how good it will be for my business. I'm never sure whether they are just taking the opportunity to say something nice or because the wine market is clearly misunderstood by people on the outside.

Wine is a very diverse product. So diverse that it is almost meaningless to talk about it in a generic way. When it is talked about generically, people are generally referring to cheap wine of irrelevant origin. That's a very different product to, say, classed growth Bordeaux which has a price tag of 100-1000€ a bottle.

If there is a shortage of Kiwi Sauvignon blanc, that has very little impact on the fortunes of a producer in the Corbieres who's growing Syrah and Carignan.

Having said all that, I was chatting to the president of the Trouillas Coop the other day and he was saying that because of 2 poor harvests in Bordeaux, they have been selling a lot more bulk wine to negociants. Whether that wine ends up in a bottle labelled Saint Emilion is not for me to guess.
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Post by Santiago » Fri 01 Nov 2013 23:54

And now it looks as thought the whole thing was a bit of clever PR for the failing Aussie wine industry and one big company in particular. Who would ever have thought that news and PR could be confused? :lol:

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2 ... -shortage/
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Post by Owens88 » Sat 02 Nov 2013 00:57

Can you remember when they were reporting a European Wine lake ?

I searched and I searched.....
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Post by martyn94 » Sat 09 Nov 2013 12:20

It is nice to get away from the "now half price - was £9.99, now £4.99" offers on dodgy stuff that the UK supermarkets had previously priced at £9.99 for the very few days needed to make the claim legal. The Guardian had a shock-horror story on this a few days ago, though it was always blindingly obvious what they were doing. But I did feel sorry for the few suckers who must have bought it at "full price". Cheap French wine is as ordinary as you would expect, but at least it is consistently cheap.

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Post by Santiago » Sat 09 Nov 2013 16:00

Yes, one of the good things about supermarkets here is that they don;t have many of those fake discounts. Not on wine anyway. I guess that's because even your average French shopper knows that Beaujolais Primeur is not normally 20€.

If you look at those fake discounts in the UK. The wine comes from a handful of companies that like to play that game.
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Post by martyn94 » Mon 11 Nov 2013 08:48

What annoyed me most was that my local shop was a Co-op, who make a big deal about being ethical.

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