Features

Moldova about to turn 30

Three decades after the end of communism, Moldova’s wine industry is still finding its feet. Caroline Gilby MW reports.

Good vibrations - the selling of sensory pleasure

Sabrina Earnshaw is a sales professional with experience across two sensory industries. She shares what she’s learned with Felicity Carter.

Spain’s ubiquitous white

Airén is one of Spain’s most widely planted whites. Yet it almost never appears under its own name. James Lawrence asks why.

Naoussa’s difficult road

Grigoris Michailos charts the evolution in style and the challenges ahead for Naoussa region in Northern Greece, Macedonia.

The transformative crush

Okanagan Crush Pad began small but grew to have a regional impact. Michaela Morris reports

Speaking of the land

Rebecca Gibb MW looks at the thorny issue of cultural appropriation in wine marketing in New Zealand.

Who’s Who in Austria

Austria may be a small country, but its wines have made a big impact on the world of wine. Julia Sevenich reveals the people behind the industry

Changes in consumption

The news about consumer behaviour during the pandemic has been contradictory, with the media reporting surging online wine sales alongside stories about people giving up drinking altogether. James Lawrence talks to retailers and distributors in Europe, to get their perspectives.