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Devil's Advocate: Vinitaly 2023 - less Bella Figura?

After decades of attending Vinitaly, Robert Joseph wonders if next year will bring some changes.

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Understanding the Finnish Wine Market

Finland is a beer drinking country where craft ales are currently booming. Nearly half - 47% - of all alcohol consumed is beer, compared to just 19% for wine. But wine is fighting for its place. Petri Pellinen reports. 

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Wine Service in a Time of Pandemic

In the United States restaurant patrons and staff say goodbye to ‘before Covid,’ adapt to ‘during Covid,’ and wonder if there will ever be an ‘after Covid.’ Roger Morris reports. 

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The Evolution of the Charity Wine Auction

Wine charity auctions on both sides of the Atlantic are changing, as  L.M. Archer and Edward Lewis discover.

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Italy: Overshadowed Successes

2021 was a good year for Italy's wine industry, especially for export-rich operations. However, cost explosion, inflation, the war and the perceived endlessness of the pandemic darken future prospects. Veronika Crecelius reports.

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New Zealand: New Shores

Sauvignon Blanc remains the benchmark for wines from New Zealand, but new developments are emerging. Eckhard Hillmann reports.

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Devil's Advocate: No Way Back

As the war in Ukraine continues, and Covid refuses to disappear, many wine professionals are wondering when life is going to return to normal. Robert Joseph suggests that this may not be the right question.

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Chile Goes Upmarket

In a world that is moving to premiumization, Chile’s largest wine company is focusing on its Sauvignon Blanc.

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Concha y Toro's Premium Wine Strategy

Isabel Guilisasti, vice president of the Fine Wine division of Viña Concha y Toro, Family of Wineries explains how Chile's biggest wine company is premiumizing its wines.

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