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How easy is it to get wine into duty free stores?

Robert Joseph looks at what it takes to get a wine on the shelf in Travel Retail.

How feasible is biodynamic wine production?

With growing consumer awareness of sustainability, more wine producers are looking at how they farm. How easy or difficult is it to go biodynamic? Richard Woodard looks at two examples.

Is there too much optimism around English sparkling wine?

Robert Joseph is hearing lots of interesting discussions about English sparkling wine. There's only one thing he's not hearing about - who's going to drink it all?

An American entrepreneur in Burgundy

The work that Michael Baum has been doing at Château de Pommard shows what an injection of energy - and money - can do. Richard Woodard reports.

When you're faced with a terrible wine glass

Good glassware can definitely enhance a wine experience, says Robert Joseph. So what's a wine lover to do when a restaurant or other establishment has less than ideal glassware?

An argument for heavy wine bottles

Robert Joseph keeps hearing that the wine trade should stop producing heavy wine bottles. He offers another point of view.

Innovating to maintain tradition in Champagne

Émilien Boutillat joined Piper-Heidsieck at a time of rejuvenation. He discusses what's changed and what will never change.

Sales of tariff-affected wines tumble in US market

The 25% tariffs on some European wines, imposed in October 2019, have hurt the wine trade on both sides of the Atlantic. Jeff Siegel hears about it from people on the front lines in the US.

When critics can no longer know fine wines

Prices for fine wines have skyrocketed, while wine writing income has stagnated. Robert Joseph says that, increasingly, wine writers have little experience of fine wine to draw on.