Features

Aromas from the Rhône Valley

In the scramble to supply consumers with the rosés they want, too many winemakers have forgotten one thing – the aroma. One wine is changing that.

Casablanca grows up

Eduardo Brethauer charts the rise of Casablanca in Chile, which is navigating a quality revolution alongside water and labour shortages.

A group of naturalistas embrace certification

It wasn’t so long ago that natural winemakers were the rebels of the wine world. Now, says Simon J. Woolf, a significant group is embracing the strictest of standards.

Is it possible to certify natural wine?

There have been many calls for a certified definition of natural wine. Aaron Ayscough thinks people are asking for the impossible.

The vines that could upend the wine world

PIWIs, or fungus-resistant grapes, are emerging as an alternative to classic grape varieties. But they’re not problem free. Simon Woolf explores the issues.

Who’s Who in New Zealand

Rebecca Gibb MW reveals who the people are behind this vibrant and successful wine culture.

Stable in turbulent times

Winzer Krems has stayed on course during the first half of 2020. Their ambitious construction projects are also progressing according to plan.

Where next for wine tourism?

Felicity Carter looks at some disturbing trends and asks what they mean for the wine experience economy.

The dirt on vineyard soil

Jamie Goode looks at some of the issues of soil management, now understood to be a critical element of the vineyard.