Analysis

Is there too much optimism around English sparkling wine?

Robert Joseph is hearing lots of interesting discussions about English sparkling wine. There's only one thing he's not hearing about - who's going to drink it all?

An American entrepreneur in Burgundy

The work that Michael Baum has been doing at Château de Pommard shows what an injection of energy - and money - can do. Richard Woodard reports.

Sales of tariff-affected wines tumble in US market

The 25% tariffs on some European wines, imposed in October 2019, have hurt the wine trade on both sides of the Atlantic. Jeff Siegel hears about it from people on the front lines in the US.

When critics can no longer know fine wines

Prices for fine wines have skyrocketed, while wine writing income has stagnated. Robert Joseph says that, increasingly, wine writers have little experience of fine wine to draw on.

Steps to make wine profitable again

Failure to tackle the health lobby, disengaged consumers and poor management skills are all contributing to problems in the US wine industry, according to Rob McMillan, the author of the Silicon Valley Bank's State of the Wine Industry report. But he thinks there are ways to turn things around.

Time for wine producers to diversify income

Trade wars, falling wine sales and global uncertainty. Everything points to the need for wine producers to find more baskets for their eggs, says Robert Joseph.

Wine industy sees climate change as its biggest threat

More than 1,700 members of the worldwide wine trade were surveyed for the latest ProWein Business Report, created in collaboration with Geisenheim University. The results were clear: the wine trade is worried about climate change. Jason Sych looks at the report.

Tough times ahead for the US wine market

The Silicon Valley Bank State of the Wine Industry Report has just been released and it shows trouble ahead for the US wine market. Felicity Carter has a summary.

Winemakers warned not to underestimate pace of climate change

Climate change is happening at a rapid clip and winemakers should not wait to adapt, says one wine commentator. He speaks to Felicity Carter.

A defence of industrial wines

Are wines made in volume a bad thing, or are wine geeks simply showing class prejudice? Roger Morris thinks it's the latter. He explains why.

What the next wine decade will bring

Robert Joseph makes his bets on how the wine market will change in the next ten years.

Solving the "last mile" wine delivery problem

The final part of the delivery chain can be the most environmentally damaging. Robert Joseph looks at the situation.

A portrait of the Russian wine consumer

Who drinks wine in Russia? Deloitte have released a new report that takes a detailed look at the Russian alcohol market. Anton Moiseenko reports.

The financial penalty wineries now pay for climate change

Wildfires in California and Australia have played havoc with insurance premiums - and that's only the most obvious financial penalty. Jeni Port reports from Australia on what climate change is costing wineries.

Fast learners rule in China's wine communication network

Stand still in China and you'll get left behind, delegates at the Wine Media Conference 2019 were told. Jeni Port reports.