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How much do you need to know about a wine?

How much do you need to know about something in order to enjoy it? Robert Joseph reflects on a time of low knowledge, high appeal.

Making the wine industry attractive to the next generation

How can wine attract a new generation of viticulturists, winemakers and data specialists? Andreas Clark, CEO of Wine Australia has some thoughts. He spoke to Felicity Carter.

How reliable are wine judges?

Do judges of different ages, sexes and nationalities score wines the same way, or is consistent judging an impossibility? One competition organiser has some preliminary evidence. Felicity Carter reports.
 

The truth about vine immunity

It’s very common to hear people talk about “boosting the immunity” of plants as a way to avoid spraying. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple, says Jamie Goode.

The true cost of wine

L.M. Archer speaks to two Oregon producers who calculate the cost of viticulture’s environmental impact when they make their wines.

A wine company charts its own destiny

When Brokenwood Winery found itself squeezed by retailers, it decided to steer its own course. Jeni Port looks at what happened next.

Who’s Who in California

California’s wine economy is not only one of the biggest in the world, but it’s a hub of innovation. Jeff Siegel identifies who is who.

The appellation trail

An interview with Antoine Leccia, by Robert Joseph

When you're faced with a terrible wine glass

Good glassware can definitely enhance a wine experience, says Robert Joseph. So what's a wine lover to do when a restaurant or other establishment has less than ideal glassware?

An argument for heavy wine bottles

Robert Joseph keeps hearing that the wine trade should stop producing heavy wine bottles. He offers another point of view.

Innovating to maintain tradition in Champagne

Émilien Boutillat joined Piper-Heidsieck at a time of rejuvenation. He discusses what's changed and what will never change.

Who is the wine list for?

How much should diners be expected to know about wine? What happens if a diner doesn’t want to engage with a sommelier? Robert Joseph weighs in on a contentious debate.

The foundation of Los Chacayes

When François Lurton created his Chacayes wine brand, he never thought it would result in a whole new region. He spoke to Felicity Carter 

A tribute to Georges Duboeuf

Robert Joseph looks back at the life of French wine legend Georges Duboeuf, who not only created a global wine brand, but who also injected elements of fun and carnival into wine.