New Year's resolutions for the wine trade

Robert Joseph has some thoughts about what the wine trade should be hoping for 2019.

The sommelier challenge

Each year, hundreds of candidates line up to try the Master Sommelier exam. Liza B. Zimmerman wants to know what’s driving them.

The Spanish giant

Félix Solís Avantis has grown into a giant thanks to its commitment to innovation. Felicity Carter pays a visit.

From wine waiter to wine wanker

How do you create one of the world’s most popular wine social channels? Anton Moiseenko asks someone who has done it.

The wine investment guru

An interview with James Miles by Robert Joseph 

The brands that broke through

The second part in our series on wines that changed their category, or otherwise made history.

Inventory gets an upgrade

BinWise, a data-driven program, has made managing inventory much easier. Jim Clarke reports.

Perspectives - Niche Markets

While the US and China are grabbing all the export attention, there are both established and niche markets across the world that can be quite profitable. James Lawrence speaks to people who are thriving.

Big data on the rise

New entrants to the market research field are bringing with them a facility for big data. Felicity Carter reports on Emetry, while Robert Joseph takes a look at Enolytics.

Brand data

London-based IWSR is one of the oldest wine research houses in the world. Sophie Kevany looks at how it’s still going strong.

What does the research say?

Companies wanting to venture into new markets no longer have to fly blind. Barnaby Eales looks at some of the market data services available to the wine industry.

French regional brands return

Once the backbone of the trade, négoçiant blends were eclipsed late last century by estate wines and the ratings game. Now they are making a comeback, says Roger Morris.

Russian tastes are changing

The ruble is down, but interest in wine is up. Anton Moiseenko charts the tastes of Russian wine consumers.

Southern vision

An interview with Gérard Bertrand  by Robert Joseph