Features

For and against the clean wine trend

Cameron Diaz has just released a ‘clean’ wine and a debate has followed. Robert Joseph agrees with the critics. Up to a point.
 

Bordeaux plans a turnaround

The vignerons of Bordeaux have been hit very hard by a number of things at once. Allen Sichel from the CIVB tells Felicity Carter what they plan to do about it.

The wine innovation that deserves more attention

Screwcaps and wine cans have offered consumers new and easier ways to get acquainted with wine. It’s time the Bag-in-Box got just as much respect, says Robert Joseph.
 

Time for the wine trade to take action

Virus flare-ups, tariffs, mass unemployment. While nobody can predict the future, the indicators are grim. Felicity Carter has some suggestions.

Many great Bordeaux estates embrace biodynamics

News broke this week that Château Fonplegade had become certified biodynamic. It’s only the latest of many fine estates to have embraced the approach, as André Dominé explains.
 

The real cost of wine

How much does it cost to produce a bottle of wine? And, more importantly, should those costs be transparent? Robert Joseph weighs in.

Wines of the borderless south

A tasting of wines from France's southern regions uncovered more than 100 gems. Now, you can discover them too.

What’s holding up wine shipping in the US?

It’s been 15 years since the US Supreme Court voted to allow interstate wine sales. Yet out-of-state commerce is still stuck. Jeff Siegel asks why.

The (often) overlooked way to make money in wine

It seems so obvious that it’s almost not worth mentioning – to make money, you have to make sales. And yet, says Robert Joseph, the wine trade rarely thinks about who is doing the selling.