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The hands-off approach to viticulture

Darren Smith looks at the Fukuoka method of farming and asks whether it holds lessons for viticulture.

Wine's triple bottom line

Sophie Kevany looks at how social and environmental responsibility can feed the bottom line.

Can terroir turn Alsace's fortunes around?

Leading Alsatian producers have decided to promote their vineyards. This, says James Lawrence, could be a seismic shift.

An interview with Andrea Sartori

Andrea Sartori, president of Sartori di Verona, is one of the most significant people in the Italian wine sector. He discusses profitability, ageing vignerons and innovation in the wine industry with Felicity Carter. 

The unstoppable red blend

Robert Joseph looks at a trend that pleases consumers and winery accountants alike.

Prosecco without the theatrics

The finest Prosecco makers reject clichés, stereotypical ways of working and unnecessary touches. It’s what makes Montelvini Prosecco into a star.

What they’re drinking in Paris

Parisians not only consume the most wine per head, they also set global trends. Sophie Kevany checks what they’re drinking.

The wine retailers of the East Coast

The states of the Eastern Seaboard have some of the wealthiest, wine-savviest populations on earth. Jeff Siegel reveals where they go shopping for their wines. 

A tale of two wine cocktails

The last recession drove the re-emergence of two wine cocktails. Vermouth and Prosecco have never looked back. Jason Sych reports.

South Africa’s disconnect

Its wines are winning rave reviews, but its growers are giving up. Michael Fridjhon explains the paradox.

Champagne shipments decline

The French are drinking less Champagne, causing sales to fall. Richard Woodard looks at the consequences.

A new Chinese relationship with wine

The Chinese have, so far, used wine for socialising, not in-home consumption. But, says Jim Boyce, there are signs that the epidemic has changed that.

Perspectives on the US wine tariffs

US tariffs are still in force on wines from France, Spain and Germany. Jason Sych speaks to some of the people grappling with the fallout.

South African wine exports to resume

After the wine industry lobbied South Africa’s government, it agreed – once again – to allow exports.

A wine bottle that’s flat out different

Jason Sych puts the flat wine bottle through its paces, to see if it does what its creator promises it can do.