Features

Time for the wine trade to take action

Virus flare-ups, tariffs, mass unemployment. While nobody can predict the future, the indicators are grim. Felicity Carter has some suggestions.

Many great Bordeaux estates embrace biodynamics

News broke this week that Château Fonplegade had become certified biodynamic. It’s only the latest of many fine estates to have embraced the approach, as André Dominé explains.
 

The real cost of wine

How much does it cost to produce a bottle of wine? And, more importantly, should those costs be transparent? Robert Joseph weighs in.

Wines of the borderless south

A tasting of wines from France's southern regions uncovered more than 100 gems. Now, you can discover them too.

What’s holding up wine shipping in the US?

It’s been 15 years since the US Supreme Court voted to allow interstate wine sales. Yet out-of-state commerce is still stuck. Jeff Siegel asks why.

The (often) overlooked way to make money in wine

It seems so obvious that it’s almost not worth mentioning – to make money, you have to make sales. And yet, says Robert Joseph, the wine trade rarely thinks about who is doing the selling.

On mixing wine and politics

Many people were horrified to find out how many members of the US wine industry donated to the party of Trump. Wait a minute, says Robert Joseph
 

Wine’s inside information

How will consumers react to back labels that list wine ingredients? A group of researchers went and asked them. Felicity Carter reports.

Russia explores its indigenous grape treasures

Igor Serdyuk says Russian winemakers have become more interested in the possibilities offered by their indigenous and hybrid grapes.