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Style and Regions

Climate Change, Chinese Embargo and Covid: Hard Times for the Australian Wine Industry

The last two years have been a great challenge for the Australian wine industry. Jeni Port gives an overview of recent developments and possible solutions.

Reading time: 5m 20s

Sauvignon Blanc – the Dark Horse of the Wine World

Even as recently as 25 years ago, the suggestion that Sauvignon Blanc would become the most popular grape variety – of either colour – in Britain, the most competitive wine market in the world, would have been dismissed as fanciful. Robert Joseph looks back at this unlikely success story.

Reading time: 5m 40s

Finland: Understanding the Finnish Wine Market

Finland is a beer drinking country where craft ales are currently booming. Nearly half - 47% - of all alcohol consumed is beer, compared to just 19% for wine. But wine is fighting for its place. Petri Pellinen reports. 

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Wine Service in a Time of Pandemic

In the United States restaurant patrons and staff say goodbye to ‘before Covid,’ adapt to ‘during Covid,’ and wonder if there will ever be an ‘after Covid.’ Roger Morris reports. 

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The Evolution of the Charity Wine Auction

Wine charity auctions on both sides of the Atlantic are changing, as  L.M. Archer and Edward Lewis discover.

Reading time: 12 minutes

Italy: Overshadowed Successes

2021 was a good year for Italy's wine industry, especially for export-rich operations. However, cost explosion, inflation, the war and the perceived endlessness of the pandemic darken future prospects. Veronika Crecelius reports.

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New Zealand: New Shores

Sauvignon Blanc remains the benchmark for wines from New Zealand, but new developments are emerging. Eckhard Hillmann reports.

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Chile Goes Upmarket

In a world that is moving to premiumization, Chile’s largest wine company is focusing on its Sauvignon Blanc.

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Concha y Toro's Premium Wine Strategy

Isabel Guilisasti, vice president of the Fine Wine division of Viña Concha y Toro, Family of Wineries explains how Chile's biggest wine company is premiumizing its wines.

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