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Who’s Who in Brazil

Despite the impact of Covid 19, this giant South American market has recorded the highest growth over the last year. Marcelo Capello, Brazil's leading wine commentator provides insights into the people who make this happen.

Chateaux Ausone and Cheval Blanc are no longer to be part of the St Emilion Cru Classé system

Does it matter? Robert Joseph has a few thoughts on the matter 

Brand first, appellation second

Russia's President Putin recently demonstrated to the wine world once again how quickly a supposedly secure sales market can become a sales trap.

Robert Joseph draws two lessons from this.

Future wine land

Some of the world’s most prestigious winemakers list five top regions for making wine in the future.

L.M. Archer has the details.

Australian wine brand changes nationality

Shipments of Rawson’s Retreat to China will now be South African, as Robert Joseph reports.

Making wine is not enough

Some wine producers resent the time and effort required to promote and sell their wine. Robert Joseph suggests that this is an attitude that will have to change.

Hidden Giants

Villa Maria, one of New Zealand’s biggest producers is to change ownership. Robert Joseph considers the importance of knowing a little more about the important players in the shadows of the wine industry.

After the storms – do organic rules need to be rethought?

Robert Joseph questions whether a changing climate is going to force the organic wine movement to relax some of its regulations.

New Zealand’s 2021 vintage will be about quality, not quantity

Smaller-than-expected harvest to intensify existing export demand.

Time for a rethink?

As US wine sales slow and may even go into decline, Robert Joseph raises the possibility that would-be exporters may need to reconsider what they are offering.

Who's responsible for terroir: God, nature or man?

Robert Joseph has a few offbeat thoughts about the relationship between man and the earth.

Superblends at Super Prices

Penfolds is launching two new wines at prices that rival the highest commanded for any Australian wine. Robert Joseph considers the rights and wrongs of this kind of strategy.

NFTs and fine wine – the ultimate pairing? 

Blockchain technology’s future in wine becoming more widespread. Will it last?

Kimberly Webb about the future of fine wine collecting.

Big Isn't All Bad

'Small is Beautiful' ia a widely-held belief, while 'Big Wine' is demonised. Robert Joseph wonders whether this is fair.

Second Smallest French Wine Harvest?

Latest estimates place the 2021 harvest at the lower end of previous expectations.