Features

Wine, Covid-19 and the loss of smell

Loss of smell is a symptom of Covid-19. Jeni Port and Nicole Bilson learn more about it — and discover what can be done if you lose your sense of smell.
 

The UK wine market strangled by red tape

As the UK moves towards the Brexit cliff, wine will be one of the first industries to go over the edge. James Lawrence reports.

The great wine migration

Many people decide to buy a vineyard in retirement. What happens next?

The four types of wine students

Educator Debra Meiburg MW says when she teaches her wine courses, she takes four distinct learning styles into account.
 

Are some grapes doomed to be second rate?

What makes one grape highly prized, while another is an also-ran? Robert Joseph considers the question.
 

Covid-19 and the Canadian wine market

Michelle Bouffard looks at the impact of Covid-19 on three of Canada’s provinces.

Proof that old vines add value

Research from the University of Cape Town shows that using old vine fruit earns winemakers more money. This effort to quantify the gains, says Michael Fridjhon, will help keep these treasures alive.
 

Why are wine bottles round in shape?

Think how much space and money could be saved if wine bottles were square instead of round, says Robert Joseph.

As France’s wine industry contracts, an incalculable cultural loss

Every year, the number of French vineyards and wineries falls, as people retire or exit the business. Robert Joseph asks what can be done to reinvigorate the sector.