Analysis

Time to reboot Bordeaux’s En Primeur

April is En Primeur month, when the world’s wine critics flock to Bordeaux to taste and rate. Not this year. Robert Joseph says maybe it’s a good time for a rethink.
 

Wine lessons from a past epidemic

The 2003 SARS epidemic hit China’s wine trade hard. While some companies collapsed, others came out stronger. Ian Ford speaks to Felicity Carter about what he saw.

What the wine trade needs to know about quarantine

Going into lockdown presents specific challenges for the wine trade. But there are tried and tested ways to deal with them. Felicity Carter reports.

Wine from the cloud

The shock of COVID-19 is transforming the world. Robert Joseph asks what it’s going to mean for wine.

The question of wine spitting

Spitting is a critical wine skill that consumers need to learn. But it’s also digusting and unhygienic. Felicity Carter asks what the wine trade should do.
 

Wine in the time of coronavirus

Trade fairs postponed, flights cancelled, tastings shuttered. Robert Joseph asks if now is a good time to re-think the way the wine trade does business.

Canadians are embracing wine knowledge

A new report shows that Canadians are zooming up the wine knowledge charts – and Canadian experts agree. Jason Sych reports.

Tough talk on wine and health

The health lobby is coming for wine, and the wine trade has yet to mount a response. Felicity Carter has some ideas.

A new law will upend winemaking in Russia

Igor Serdyuk looks at the likely impact of the new Russian wine law, which goes into effect later this year.

Is expensive wine worth the money?

What’s the relationship between price and wine quality – and how can a producer get people to pay more? Robert Joseph attends a tasting that makes him think.

What's the value of a lesser-known appellation?

Regions are becoming ever more tightly defined, as producers look to differentiate themselves in the market. When does this strategy work - and when is it a hindrance? Robert Joseph has some ideas.

Wine Paris meets Vinexpo Paris

Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris came together at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles this February. Felicity Carter paid a visit.

The US wine industry united to defeat wine tariffs

The Trump Administration has dropped its threat to levy tariffs of 100% on wines from Europe, after intensive lobbying from the US wine industry. Jeff Siegel talked to people  on the front line.
 

How easy is it to get wine into duty free stores?

Robert Joseph looks at what it takes to get a wine on the shelf in Travel Retail.

How feasible is biodynamic wine production?

With growing consumer awareness of sustainability, more wine producers are looking at how they farm. How easy or difficult is it to go biodynamic? Richard Woodard looks at two examples.