Features

Natural wine labels on the borderline

Natural winemakers have long sought attention with risqué wine labels. But where is the border between bawdy fun and outright misogyny on a wine label? Aaron Ayscough asks the winemakers. 
 

Is Burgundy hot or not?

This weekend’s Hospices de Beaune auction saw buying records smashed, and a result that was the second best in the event’s history. But, elsewhere, the price of Burgundy is falling. What’s going on? Felicity Carter takes a look.
 

A strong new competitor

The wine industry needs to take note of the emergence of the hard seltzer in the US market, says Robert Joseph.

The battle against red tape

Matilde Poggi doesn’t just battle the elements. She’s also on a mission to untangle Italian bureaucracy, as she tells Elisabetta Tosi.

Profit in a wine tube

One US company has used wine tube technology to build a thriving subscription service. Jeff Siegel reports.

The rise of new wine formats

The growing number of Zoom wine tastings is driving a new interest in small formats. James Lawrence has the story.

Ribera re-thinks its approach

James Lawrence said that while the Ribera del Duero region has some outstanding wineries, it needs to reconsider its export strategy.

Wine with added health claims

Consumers on the West Coast of the USA are clamouring for wines with lower sugar and alcohol. Jeff Siegel reports.