Features

Is it possible to certify natural wine?

There have been many calls for a certified definition of natural wine. Aaron Ayscough thinks people are asking for the impossible.

The vines that could upend the wine world

PIWIs, or fungus-resistant grapes, are emerging as an alternative to classic grape varieties. But they’re not problem free. Simon Woolf explores the issues.

Who’s Who in New Zealand

Rebecca Gibb MW reveals who the people are behind this vibrant and successful wine culture.

Stable in turbulent times

Winzer Krems has stayed on course during the first half of 2020. Their ambitious construction projects are also progressing according to plan.

Where next for wine tourism?

Felicity Carter looks at some disturbing trends and asks what they mean for the wine experience economy.

The dirt on vineyard soil

Jamie Goode looks at some of the issues of soil management, now understood to be a critical element of the vineyard.

To sell wine, get on the phone

The humble telephone is one of the most overlooked sales channels in direct to consumer marketing. Felicity Carter hears from an expert on how to use it.

The case of Hong Kong

Hong Kong was one of the earliest metropolitan cities to be affected by the pandemic. Debra Meiburg MW looks at what happened to the wine trade.

The opportunity of a lifetime

When experts gathered to talk about the American wine market, the news was both sobering and surprisingly positive. Felicity Carter reports.