Features

What they’re drinking in Norway

The pandemic has started an interesting development in Norway: Travel restrictions made it impossible to shop for alcohol in neighbouring countries with lower taxes.

Now the country with its state-owned-and-governed monopoly on alcoholic beverages can monitor precisely what the Norwegians were buying and drinking.

Liora Levi has the full story.

The evolution of Mendoza Malbec

The Argentine wine industry is going through a good phase. Thanks to the country's most famous grape variety Malbec. Daniel Lopez Roca reports how the variety has evolved.

Dark times, bright ideas

The wine industry faces a new normal. Sommeliers and winery owners came up with strategies to do business in a world with no restaurant guests and no winery visitors. Roger Morris talked to people in the industry.

UK's most important PR companies

In times of social media and influencers the work of PR agencies becomes even more important. James Lawrence took a closer look on the companies in the UK.

A closer look: Japan's wine market

Japan suffers from the crisis just as every country does. Yet, it has shown considerable resilience. Roddy Ropner gives a market overview.

Bubbles from Snowy Peaks

Sparklings from South Tyrol show constant high quality but remain the hidden gems in the Italian sparkling game. Elisabetta Tosi knows more.

South Africa's wine industry suffers badly

Exports are the only bright spot in the disaster that Covid-19 has unleashed in South Africa's wine business.

Perspectives: How Brexit affects European businesses

After more than four years of debate and negotiations, the UK left the EU trading bloc on January 1st 2021. James Lawrence asks European wine producers if they are ready to trade under new terms.

The future of en primeur

One of the most traditional wine regions in the world, Bordeaux, faces a new normal. How to fit the long history of the en primeur tastings into this new world of distance? James Lawrence reports about how the industry shifts.