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The elusive wine app

GrubHub, the Internet-based food delivery service, has been a hit in the US, connecting restaurants to consumers in more than 600 cities. Jeff Siegel goes looking for the wine app equivalent.

Sweet surprise

In the world of fortified wine, Madeira’s annual production may be small, but it’s growing.  Stephen Quinn visited the main producer, Justino’s.

Moldova’s wine war

With a hostile Russia and conflict-scarred Ukraine on one side, and a demanding world market on the other, Moldova has challenges ahead. Caroline Gilby MW looks at a country where wine is vitally important to the economy.

Terroir versus tradition

When a producer broke away from Rioja, it prompted debate about the value of appellation rules. James Lawrence reports on a situation that’s already been faced by other regions.

A paradise for Pinot

When a bunch of Californians turned up in Oregon and started planting grapes, there were no guarantees that anything would result. But, says Jeff Siegel, those original pioneers made a great discovery – prime Pinot land.

Fruits of the north

As the weather in Denmark warms, large-scale viticulture has become possible for the first time. Elsebeth Lohfert meets the pioneers who have set out to do what everybody says is impossible – establish a thriving wine industry in Scandinavia.

Rising chief executive

An interview with Rowan Gormley by Robert Joseph

Rocking the Rhône

When the European calendar is dominated by big international trade fairs like Vinexpo and ProWein, what does a regional fair need to do to stand out? Adam Lechmere listens to participants at the Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône.

Getting back on the map

With funds earmarked for the development of Tokaj, what’s important now is a good strategy to extract maximum results for the money. Caroline Gilby MW talks to András Tombor, the man in charge of putting Hungary’s most famous region back on the map.

A new door opens in Tokaj

Hungary’s most famous wine region has been declared a Government-Designated Growth Area, and money has been set aside for development. Mathilde Hulot reports on an initiative that may go some way to restoring Tokaj to its former glory.

Spain’s stellar siblings

The regions of Priorat and Montsant are producing wines of great intensity and beauty, writes Adam Lechmere. But even with an established reputation, winemakers are rethinking how they approach their craft.

The Amazon of wine

After a frustrated wine lover couldn’t find what he needed online, he decided to create his own app. Vivino has already been so successful in its trial markets that the founders predict world domination probably comes next. Elsebeth Lohfert reports.