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Style and Regions

Tuscany: New UGAs for an Individual Identity

The new site designations for Chianti Classico and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are drawing a lot of attention to the regions and filling a gap. Veronika Crecelius reports.

Reading time: 5 minutes

Wine by Glass Sales Thriving with Luxury Pours and To-Go Sales

As diners flock back to restaurants in the U.S., wine by-the-glass service has been invigorated by changes brought on my new technology and those wrought by Covid lockdowns. Roger Morris reports. 

Reading time: 5 minutes 

 

Looking for China's Sweet Spot

Chinese wine drinkers have, until now, been influenced by traditional European preferences for dry red and white wine. But, as in the US, sales of sweeter versions of both colours are growing, as Lin Liu MW reports.

Reading time: 5m 15s

Survey: Why People Buy One Wine Rather than Another?

Every day, consumers across the world choose to buy one bottle of wine from the range on offer on the shelves of a shop or a restaurant wine list? What drives their choice?

Participating time: 10 minutes

Turkey’s Way Out: Beyond Tourism to Exports?

Wine producers have relied on tourism for sales, but conditions in the country are pushing them to rethink exports. Barnaby Eales reports.

Reading time: 5m 30s

Challenging Times for ProWein

After many years of being the unassailable giant of wine traded fairs, this year's postponed ProWein was a relatively quiet event, with only 13,000 more visitors than attended Wine Paris/Vinexpo in February when the pandemic was raging far more fiercely. As Robert Joseph reports, the two events are firmly squaring up for a competitive few weeks at the beginning of 2023.

Reading time: 4m 10s

Before ProWein we had a long talk with Michael Degen, Executive Director Trade Fairs of Messe Düsseldorf, you find the interview here.

Spain: the Tempranillo Axis

The appellations along the Duero stand for Ribera del Duero, Toro and much more. David Schwarzwälder gives an overview.

Reading time: 5m 30s

New Start for the Ahr

Meininger has returned to the Ahr wine region nine months after the flood. Although piles of rubble still incite anger, sleeves are rolled up and the focus is firmly on the future. Simon Werner reports what he found there.  

Reading time: 5m 50s

Casa Sartori 1898: Traditions for Today’s Tastes

Family Sartori has an indissoluble bond to the rich traditions and wine culture of the Veneto region, and they pair this with an acute ear for the demands of modern consumers.