Features

The mechanisation dilemma

Quality producers want their grapes hand-picked – but labour shortages are looming. Caroline Gilby MW looks at the situation in Eastern Europe.

The red blend juggernaut

Since they burst onto the scene earlier this century, New World red blends have taken the wine world by storm. James Lawrence has the story.

Perspectives on the pandemic fallout

Although a vaccine is finally in sight, the wine trade is still struggling with the fallout from the pandemic. James Lawrence asks four different wine companies how they have been coping, and their plans for the future.

Why the wine industry needs diversity of products

Biodiversity as a concept is as important to business as it is to the natural world, says Robert Joseph. 
 

The emerging German drinker

This year’s Meininger’s International Wine Conference put the next generation of wine drinkers under the microscope. Felicity Carter reports.

Apothic, the blockbuster red blend

Apothic is a wine that helped create and define an entire category. Felicity Carter hears how it was done.

Creating virtual wine trips

After travel to wine regions became impossible, people began experimenting with virtual travel. Jacopo Mazzeo looks at how to make them work.
 

Hungarian varieties in the spotlight

Hungary is a small player in the vast world of wine, but one that not only punches above its weight, but which offers some of the most unique wines in the world. Come on a short journey through this fascinating wine land.
 

The wine trade seeks a problem solver

Robert Joseph recalls the moment Burgundy changed forever and says that something similar is underway right now. Is there someone who can step up and develop the technology needed?