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.
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.
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.
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?