Features

Discover Greece: Surprises at Oenorama

At Oenorama, the largest trade fair for Greek wine, visitors can discover and be surprised by a wine country that is currently repositioning itself. Simon Werner reports.

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VieVinum Wine Fair

21 - 23 MAY 2022

The largest showcase of Austrian wine and perhaps the world’s most elegant wine trade fair takes place in the glamorous Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna. The fair is a unique opportunity for international wine professionals and connoisseurs to meet with Austrian vintners for business, discussion, and enjoyment of wine.

Chile: State of Play

Angelica Valenzuela has been the commercial director of Wines of Chile since 2016 and has been involved in the dramatic growth in global sales of Chilean wines. In  this exclusive interview, she frankly discusses with Robert Joseph the successes that have been achieved and the challenges to be overcome.

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‘California List’ of Top Wines Stirs Interest – and Controversy

Publication of the UK list draws debate about who’s on and who’s not and raises questions of whether it was a bad idea – or very clever marketing. Roger Morris gauges the reaction.

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Devil's Advocate: Imagine

Robert Joseph suggests that now is not the time to believe that anything is impossible.

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Purpose, Prestige, Profit... What Lies behind a Wine? And Does it Matter?

In wine, as in art, there is a growing movement to take into account the motivation of the people who produced it. Robert Joseph grapples with the question of how much it matters?

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Podcasts – The New Way to Communicate with Wine Drinkers?

In an age where everything is on-demand and off-menu, the post-pandemic world seemingly remains addicted to the digital offerings to which it was restricted to during lockdowns. Among these, some of the most popular have been podcasts. They are  fast-growing businesses. Big and small players in wine are able to inform about regions or simply to promote products. Robert Mason reports.

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New Bulk Wine Fair for US Market

The United States has postponed itself as the most attractive market for the wine trade. WBWE - World Bulk Wine Exhibition - is launching a fair in California focused on introducing European producers into the US market. It will be held on 8th and 9th of June in California (Sonoma County Event Center).

 

Wine Joins Forces With Olives and Wheat to Counter Climate Change

Sogrape R&D chief Antonio Graça reveals details of the EU-financed MED-GOLD research project to help three agricultural sectors. 

In an exclusive interview, Antonio Graça spoke to Meininger’s at length about the potential of genotype selection in combating climate change, gene-editing, the role of wild yeasts in terroir character and robot tasters – and MED-GOLD, the climate research project that brings together wine, wheat and olives. Robert Joseph provides a brief summary.

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