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Are the days of cheap shipping over?

The cost of transporting products across the world rose tenfold during the pandemic. They have fallen since then, but remain higher than in 2019. What are the prospects for the future?

Wine fights to maintain its 'share of throat'

The line between wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks and alternatives is becoming increasingly blurred - as Coca Cola and Constellation are demonstrating. Robert Joseph has his own opinion on the subject.

What fresh hell is this? Wine that tastes of cookies?

Robert Joseph shares his thoughts on the coming together in a bottle of the world's biggest wine and cookie brands.

Good behaviour – how companies treat their employees matters as much as how they treat their vines

While environmental concerns are getting greater attention, as Jacopo Mazzeo reveals, modern consumers increasingly care about how companies behave.

The Sweet Treasures of Austria

Legends of Gold: The sweet treasures of Austria are modern wines for contemporary tastes, but centuries of illustrious tradition have made the country’s “liquid gold” legendary.

Fighting climate change: is planting trees the answer?

Wine business are increasingly looking for ways to help save the planet. Robert Joseph considers how trees fit into this picture

The impatient, disloyal customer

A study shows that customers tend to switch brands quickly once they were unable to purchase a product. What does this mean for the wine industry? Robert Joseph shares his thoughts.

UK wine drinkers face a different kind of Christmas 

Pandemic-linked supply chain issues affect most business across the globe, but Brexit has increased challenges for wine distributors and consumers in the UK. 

Fine wine is increasingly the preserve of the wealthy. Who cares?

The world’s best wines have become increasingly unaffordable for any but the one-percenters. Robert Joseph asks whether this matters. And if it does, is there a solution?