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Water into bulk wine

Castilla La Mancha has restructured its viticulture to be more commercially competitive. But, says Barnaby Eales, this has come at a cost.

A rosé by any other name would still be pink

Clean wine, natural wine, fine wine – all of these are contested terms. Robert Joseph says he’s changed his mind about the language of wine.
 

The value of familiarity in wine

Emerging regions are regularly encouraged to lead with their indigenous grapes. Robert Joseph says this could be a mistake.
 

The many faces of the wine consumer

Should producers trouble to find out who, exactly drinks the wine they make? Robert Joseph says they should.
 

What is sustainability in wine?

When writers from around the world were asked to write about sustainability, their entries revealed just how complex the topic really is.
 

In praise of the blockbuster wine

The blockbuster wines that line supermarket aisles have an important role to play in the wine industry, says Robert Joseph.

Bordeaux enters a new era

Bordeaux’s winegrowers are rising to the twin challenges of climate change and the changing consumer palate.

In praise of wine typicity

Robert Joseph finds he’s changed his mind on the question of changing wine styles.

Wine solves a problem for Hollywood

In a world where cinemas are shuttered and Netflix is cheap, how do you get people to stream new movies? You offer them wine. W. Blake Gray has the story.