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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.

Time for the wine industry to plan ahead

Almost everyone has more time on their hands right now. Robert Joseph looks at some tried and tested ways to use it productively.

Some online wine events to jump into

Online wine get-togethers are flourishing, as people move their social life online. If you're running an online wine event, please tell us - and here are the ones we already know about.

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.

Pixelate your wine business

Jason Sych discovers a simple Facebook tool that has helped one wine retailer to increase sales by 30%.

How much do you need to know about a wine?

How much do you need to know about something in order to enjoy it? Robert Joseph reflects on a time of low knowledge, high appeal.

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.
 

Making the wine industry attractive to the next generation

How can wine attract a new generation of viticulturists, winemakers and data specialists? Andreas Clark, CEO of Wine Australia has some thoughts. He spoke to Felicity Carter.