Analysis

On mixing wine and politics

Many people were horrified to find out how many members of the US wine industry donated to the party of Trump. Wait a minute, says Robert Joseph
 

Wine’s inside information

How will consumers react to back labels that list wine ingredients? A group of researchers went and asked them. Felicity Carter reports.

The big pivot

The pandemic has meant that only those with imagination will survive, says Robert Joseph.
 

Is it possible to certify natural wine?

There have been many calls for a certified definition of natural wine. Aaron Ayscough thinks people are asking for the impossible.

The case of Hong Kong

Hong Kong was one of the earliest metropolitan cities to be affected by the pandemic. Debra Meiburg MW looks at what happened to the wine trade.

The opportunity of a lifetime

When experts gathered to talk about the American wine market, the news was both sobering and surprisingly positive. Felicity Carter reports.

Turbulence hits the Russian wine market

Russia’s wine market had begun to bubble once again – and then came the pandemic. Sergey Panov reports on what has happened since.

How the pandemic could re-shape the on-trade

If major corporations begin to re-think their need for office space, the restaurants and bars of the big cities could be in trouble. Robert Joseph asks what this means for the on-trade wine scene.

In defence of wine influencers

Nothing seems to stir up as much passion as "influencers", particularly the Instagram variety. Robert Joseph asks why all the fuss – they do, after all, have a role to play.
 

Fine wine after the pandemic

Pauline Vicard from ARENI Global talks to international experts inside and outside the world of fine wine and looks at the impact of Covid-19.

The wine unicorns are (not) coming

Predictions about the post-pandemic environment are many and varied. Robert Joseph asks whether there will be a widespread return to the small and artisanal.

The impact of the pandemic on German wine producers

A new report from Geisenheim University charts the impact of the novel coronavirus on Germany’s wine sector - and the news is grim. Felicity Carter looks at the winners and losers.
 

New ways to get wine into consumer hands

The days of consumer wine tastings are over for the time being. What can the wine trade do instead to get consumers to sample something new? Robert Joseph has some thoughts.
 

How wineries can survive a recession

While other companies were hurting during the Great Recession, Delicato Family Wines grew at double digits. Felicity Carter finds out how they did it.
 

Wine market knowledge more important than ever

Robert Joseph says that as economies begin to open up, there will be new pressures on wine retail. One way to cope is to arm yourself with knowledge.