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Edwin Vos appointed International Head of Wine and Spirits at Christie's

Christie's auction house has a new international head of wine and spirits.

Trump and Macron call a ceasefire over tariffs

The wine trade is breathing a sigh of relief today after news broke that the proposed 100% tariffs on French wine have been postponed. Jason Sych reports.

US wine market is both growing and slowing

A new report from Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates shows that although the US wine market grew in 2019, the overall trend is slower.

 

When critics can no longer know fine wines

Prices for fine wines have skyrocketed, while wine writing income has stagnated. Robert Joseph says that, increasingly, wine writers have little experience of fine wine to draw on.

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.

Steps to make wine profitable again

Failure to tackle the health lobby, disengaged consumers and poor management skills are all contributing to problems in the US wine industry, according to Rob McMillan, the author of the Silicon Valley Bank's State of the Wine Industry report. But he thinks there are ways to turn things around.

Time for wine producers to diversify income

Trade wars, falling wine sales and global uncertainty. Everything points to the need for wine producers to find more baskets for their eggs, says Robert Joseph.

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 

Wine industy sees climate change as its biggest threat

More than 1,700 members of the worldwide wine trade were surveyed for the latest ProWein Business Report, created in collaboration with Geisenheim University. The results were clear: the wine trade is worried about climate change. Jason Sych looks at the report.

Shake up at the Austrian Wine Marketing Board

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board enters 2020 with a new managing director and a new division.

Tough times ahead for the US wine market

The Silicon Valley Bank State of the Wine Industry Report has just been released and it shows trouble ahead for the US wine market. Felicity Carter has a summary.

Europeans and Californians join forces to denounce proposed wine tariffs

Wine organisations representing both Californian and EU producers are calling on their respective governments to drop any talk of wine tariffs. Jason Sych reports.

Winemakers warned not to underestimate pace of climate change

Climate change is happening at a rapid clip and winemakers should not wait to adapt, says one wine commentator. He speaks to Felicity Carter.

A defence of industrial wines

Are wines made in volume a bad thing, or are wine geeks simply showing class prejudice? Roger Morris thinks it's the latter. He explains why.

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.