Features

What is sustainability in wine?

When writers from around the world were asked to write about sustainability, their entries revealed just how complex the topic really is.
 

In praise of the blockbuster wine

The blockbuster wines that line supermarket aisles have an important role to play in the wine industry, says Robert Joseph.

Bordeaux enters a new era

Bordeaux’s winegrowers are rising to the twin challenges of climate change and the changing consumer palate.

In praise of wine typicity

Robert Joseph finds he’s changed his mind on the question of changing wine styles.

Wine solves a problem for Hollywood

In a world where cinemas are shuttered and Netflix is cheap, how do you get people to stream new movies? You offer them wine. W. Blake Gray has the story.
 

What’s the problem with celebrity wines?

Celebrity wines are proliferating on retail shelves. Is this a good or a bad thing? Robert Joseph offers some thoughts.

The grape of things to come

Wine grapes are under threat from a combination of climate change and a rising backlash again the use of fungicides. Robert Joseph looks at the thorny question of hybrids and wonders if there isn’t a better solution.
 

Time to introduce new wine categories

The binary terms used to describe wine, as either ‘commercial’ or ‘terroir-driven’, aren’t sufficient, says Robert Joseph. He has some suggestions.
 

Crémant comes into its own

James Lawrence reports on a once-lagging category that is now bubbling away.