Features

Québec Power List

Canada’s second largest province after Ontario, Québec is a wine market unlike any other in North America. The continent’s only region with a French-speaking majority, it boasts the highest per capita wine consumption at 24 litres according to a USDA 2021 report. Michaela Morris tells us more about the peculiarities of the market.

Reading time: 7 minutes

Devil's Advocate - Family Values

The romantic image of a wine industry made up of small family-owned estates sometimes has to be set against the reality of hard economics.

Reading time: 3m 30s

Guest feature: Sarah Heller MW on the Language of Wine

Sarah Heller, Asia’s youngest Master of Wine, is unusually well qualified to discuss wine communication in its broadest sense. An exhibited visual artist, TV host and wine columnist, she speaks English, Chinese, German, Italian and French with basic Korean and Spanish, and is one of the three key lecturers on the faculty of the Vinitaly International Academy.

Reading time: 4m 20s

The Casalobos Winery is Put up to Public Auction for 1.7 Million Euros

Fully equipped to return to business immediately — a building of 5,000 square meters, the transfer of 35 hectares of vineyards of four varieties and machinery.

Organized by Escrapalia, the sale will be divided in two phases:

  • submission of bids until July 12, and
  • online auction until July 20.

Tuscany: New UGAs for an Individual Identity

The new site designations for Chianti Classico and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are drawing a lot of attention to the regions and filling a gap. Veronika Crecelius reports.

Reading time: 5 minutes

Wine by Glass Sales Thriving with Luxury Pours and To-Go Sales

As diners flock back to restaurants in the U.S., wine by-the-glass service has been invigorated by changes brought on my new technology and those wrought by Covid lockdowns. Roger Morris reports. 

Reading time: 5 minutes 

 

Looking for China's Sweet Spot

Chinese wine drinkers have, until now, been influenced by traditional European preferences for dry red and white wine. But, as in the US, sales of sweeter versions of both colours are growing, as Lin Liu MW reports.

Reading time: 5m 15s

The Devil's Advocate: the Tricky Politics of Wine

As Ukrainian cities are devastated and populations displaced, wine businesses are increasingly expected to join in the boycott or Vladimir Putin's Russia. But, Robert Joseph wonders, how relaxed should they feel about some of their other export markets?

Reading time: 2m 20s

Devil's Advocate: Deep Dive Into Italy

A rather different column this week, about the extraordinary Vinitaly International Academy courses.

Reading time: 3m 30s