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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.

The great wine can shortage

Is there a shortage of cans for wine? Or is it just speculation? Jeff Siegel unwraps the mystery.

The fine wine private label

Cameron Hughes has done something unthinkable – made fine wine private labels and reinvented how consumers buy wine. Jeff Siegel has the story.
 

A new approach to wine history

Fancy seeing your wine estate written up by some of the world’s most authoritative wine writers, turned into a book that people will want to read, and bound between beautiful covers? Adam Lechmere reports on a new enterprise that is making it happen.
 

Natural wine labels on the borderline

Natural winemakers have long sought attention with risqué wine labels. But where is the border between bawdy fun and outright misogyny on a wine label? Aaron Ayscough asks the winemakers. 
 

Profit in a wine tube

One US company has used wine tube technology to build a thriving subscription service. Jeff Siegel reports.

The rise of new wine formats

The growing number of Zoom wine tastings is driving a new interest in small formats. James Lawrence has the story.

The French co-operative model

Robert Joseph looks at a giant company in a growth spurt and its very French way of doing business.

Perspectives on the pandemic fallout

Although a vaccine is finally in sight, the wine trade is still struggling with the fallout from the pandemic. James Lawrence asks four different wine companies how they have been coping, and their plans for the future.