The awaited GAC Communiqué was just published at ICANN 47 (Durban - Africa).
Here is what the document says about .WINE and .VIN new gTLDs:
"wine and .vin (ref. Beijing Communiqué 1.c.)
a. The GAC advises the ICANN Board that:
i. The GAC considered the two strings .vin and .wine and due to the complexity of the matter was unable to conclude at this meeting.
As a result the GAC agreed to take thirty days additional time with a view to conclude on the matter."
More info ... is to come.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
I am a new gTLD Consultant based in Paris. "New gTLD" stands for "new generic Top-Level Domains" from the ICANN new gTLD program. They are new domain name extensions such as ".consulting" (instead of ".com").