Features

Portugal rides export wave

While exports from European competitors decreased last year, Portuguese still wine exports increased in value and volumes. Galvanised by the rise of exports, Portugal’s bigger companies face the challenge of raising the low average export prices.

Barnaby Eales has the story.

Online Wine Tastings: The German Winemakers’ Perspective     

Online wine tastings were booming during the pandemic. Scientists at the Hochschule Geisenheim University wanted to know how winegrowers deal with this new marketing tool.

Who's responsible for terroir: God, nature or man?

Robert Joseph has a few offbeat thoughts about the relationship between man and the earth.

After the storms – do organic rules need to be rethought?

Robert Joseph questions whether a changing climate is going to force the organic wine movement to relax some of its regulations.

Who's Who in Veneto

The Veneto is without a doubt Italy's most important wine hub – plus one of the most important wine producing regions.

Michaela Morris had a closer look into the scene and tells us who you need to know.

Chateaux Ausone and Cheval Blanc are no longer to be part of the St Emilion Cru Classé system

Does it matter? Robert Joseph has a few thoughts on the matter 

Australian wine brand changes nationality

Shipments of Rawson’s Retreat to China will now be South African, as Robert Joseph reports.

The Russian Champagne debacle

The wine world has been in turmoil since last week: Russia has passed a law that requires new certifications of imported Champagne. Reactions from the industry followed promptly. What exactly is behind the new law and what consequences does it have for the wine industry?

Sergey Panov has compiled the most important information.

 

Pleasure without remorse: The best non-alcoholic wines

Non-alcoholic beverages are in vogue. Wine without alcohol is becoming increasingly important in this growth segment. More and more de-alcoholised wines are coming onto the market. The quality of the products is steadily increasing. Germany's renowned wine trade magazine WEINWIRTSCHAFT has tested more than 160 non-alcoholic wines in the largest tasting to date.