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Pleasure without remorse: The best non-alcoholic wines

Non-alcoholic beverages are in vogue. Wine without alcohol is becoming increasingly important in this growth segment. More and more de-alcoholised wines are coming onto the market. The quality of the products is steadily increasing. Germany's renowned wine trade magazine WEINWIRTSCHAFT has tested more than 160 non-alcoholic wines in the largest tasting to date. 

The story behind: Chateau Ste. Michelle

How a dairy farm became a modern wine company.

Sommeliers’ dilemma: return to floor or new career?

As America’s restaurants fully reopen, sommeliers who lost jobs are now making critical career choices. Roger Morris has asked around in the US.

Constellation on the German market and its future focus 

Constellation Brands is the second-largest wine company in the world and has been consistently focused on the "super-premium" segment for some time. Where is the US wine giant headed? An interview with the responsible key managers.

Analogue – Dialogue

Finally, in-person trade fairs are returning! Messe Düsseldorf is in the starting phase of gearing up for the upcoming presence events. Successful trade fairs in Asia have helped the Rhinelanders and, after two years, ProWein will also be back in the race at the end of March 2022.

Bastian Mingers is the experienced trade fair professional at the helm of ProWein and he has a competent trade fair team behind him. We wanted to find out first-hand how ProWein is approaching the new start and what exhibitors and visitors can expect. 

NFTs and fine wine – the ultimate pairing? 

Blockchain technology’s future in wine becoming more widespread. Will it last?

Kimberly Webb about the future of fine wine collecting.

Optimistic view of the future

Interview with Dr Andreas Brokemper, spokesman for the management of Henkell Freixenet.

The evolution of Mendoza Malbec

The Argentine wine industry is going through a good phase. Thanks to the country's most famous grape variety Malbec. Daniel Lopez Roca reports how the variety has evolved.

Dark times, bright ideas

The wine industry faces a new normal. Sommeliers and winery owners came up with strategies to do business in a world with no restaurant guests and no winery visitors. Roger Morris talked to people in the industry.

A closer look: Japan's wine market

Japan suffers from the crisis just as every country does. Yet, it has shown considerable resilience. Roddy Ropner gives a market overview.

Bubbles from Snowy Peaks

Sparklings from South Tyrol show constant high quality but remain the hidden gems in the Italian sparkling game. Elisabetta Tosi knows more.

South Africa's wine industry suffers badly

Exports are the only bright spot in the disaster that Covid-19 has unleashed in South Africa's wine business.

Perspectives: How Brexit affects European businesses

After more than four years of debate and negotiations, the UK left the EU trading bloc on January 1st 2021. James Lawrence asks European wine producers if they are ready to trade under new terms.

The future of en primeur

One of the most traditional wine regions in the world, Bordeaux, faces a new normal. How to fit the long history of the en primeur tastings into this new world of distance? James Lawrence reports about how the industry shifts.

Liv-Ex's best fine wine performer

Liv-Ex, a global marketplace for the wine trade based in London, has published its Liv-Ex Power 100 that ranks the 100 best performing wines in the fine wine trade. The report is produced in conjunction with The Drinks Business magazine.