Wine Industry Reports

  • Costing the earth: The price of biodynamic viticulture More and more viticulturists are attracted by biodynamics’ holistic approach and focus on soil optimisation and vine health. Inorganic inputs are minimised in favour of home-made preparations and composts. Many ...
  • Fine Wine in the UK – the state of the market and outlook Britain’s recession officially started in the middle of 2008, but revised data now contradicts the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling’s statement at the time and it seems the recession ...
  • Social Media: Building communities and understanding them Social media is a way for you to build your own contacts and network, but as importantly, to understand, measure and follow your brand, your market penetration, your influence and ...
  • The cost of Champagne DECONSTRUCTING THE cost of producing a bottle of Champagne is fraught with difficulty. Firstly, it is not a subject many producers, nor their oversight bodies, jump to facilitate. Secondly, Champagne ...
  • The Italian Way: sparkling wines Italy is a country of enormous diversity – geographic, cultural, linguistic, culinary and, of course, vinous. This applies to their sparkling wine production as much as their mountains, art, cities, ...
  • Wine journalism and publishing: the impact of social media The impact of new media on the proliferation and quality of information available to the consumer and the correlative consequences on revenue models for publishers. Journalism (print media) is undergoing a ...

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1. Steiner's credentials include: the Goetheanum, the international headquarters of Anthroposophy based in Dornach, Switzerland; the Camphill schools/communities for those with special needs; Eurythmy; Anthroposophical medicine;Waldorf schools; and biodynamics.
2. Manfredd Klett. Principles of Biodynamic Spray and Compost Preparations. Floris Books, 2006.
3. Irina Santiago. Biodynamics vs. Conventional Viticulture in Australia: A comparison of Costs and Operations. Doctoral thesis. School of Agriculture, Food andWine. University of Adelaide, November 2010. It is also worth pointing out that this study drew no distinction in operational efficiency since to do so only "highlights variations in management practise". Note: the project results only relate to the operational costs of those variables that were identified as potentially different between the two systems.
4. Ch. Linder, O.Viret and J-L Spring. P Droz. D Dupuis. Viticulture intégrée et bio-organique: synthèse de sept ans d’observations. Agridea, 2006.
5. Irina Santiago. Biodynamics vs. Conventional Viticulture in Australia: A comparison of Costs and Operations. Doctoral thesis. School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. University of Adelaide, November 2010. It is also worth pointing out that this study drew no distinction in operational efficiency since to do so only 'highlights variations in management practise'. Note: the project results only relate to the operational costs of those variables that were identified as potentially different between the two systems.
6. (1) Small – up to 3 hectares; (2) Medium – from 3.1 to 9.9 hectares; and (3) Large – above 10 hectares. Initially the group had another subdivision – from 10 to 20 hectares and above 20 hectares. However, the differences in operational costs between the two second largest subdivisions were not sufficiently significant to justify such a grouping.
7. highest estimate/number of bottles
8. Jennifer R Reeve, L Carpenter-Boggs, John P Reganold, Alan L York, Glenn McGourty, and Leo P McCloskey. Soil and Winegrape Quality in Biodynamically and Organically Managed Vineyards.American Society for Enology and Viticulture, 2005.
9. Dr Emmanuel Bourguignon, directeur du développement, LAMS, France. November, 2011
10. Franck Dubourdieu. La Viticulture Biologique, March, 2011
11. François Bouchet. Biodynamic Agriculture (Fifty years of the practice and teaching of biodynamics). Deux Versants 2003.
12. www.Timetric.com
13. www.liv-ex.com
14. Trade Data H M Customs for Goods. 2204: Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines, grape must, partly fermented, of actual alcoholic strength of >0.5% vol, whether or not with added alcohol.
15. FWAI50 - based on 50 wines from Bordeaux divided into different vintages. Visit www.finewinejournal.com for more information. Fine Wine's database of auction data is made up of more than 120,000 individual records of auction lots sold since 2004.
16. Like-for-like sales up 7.8 per cent excluding fuel and VAT, J Sainsbury plc First Quarter Trading Statement for 12 weeks to 13 June 2009, issued June 17, 2009
17. Twitter.com
18. www.cartridgesave.co.uk - as updated by Fabian Cobb
19, 21. econsultancy.com
20. Google announced via Twitter in February 2009, that Facebook updates are now included in the search engine's real-time search feature.
22. Le véritable prix des grandes bouteilles. La Revue du Vin de France, February 2009 pp24-29, Jerôme Baudouin