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Six easy ways to improve a winery website

Writer Meg Maker recently surveyed wine communicators to find out what most delighted and annoyed them about winery websites. She discovered they wanted six simple changes to websites.

The end of the sommelier?

Roger Morris looks at the plight of American sommeliers in a Covid-19 world.

Natural wine labels on the borderline

Natural winemakers have long sought attention with risqué wine labels. But where is the border between bawdy fun and outright misogyny on a wine label? Aaron Ayscough asks the winemakers. 
 

The future of en primeur

One of the most traditional wine regions in the world, Bordeaux, faces a new normal. How to fit the long history of the en primeur tastings into this new world of distance? James Lawrence reports about how the industry shifts.

Small wineries are not always better

Small, family owned wineries are always assumed to make artisanal, sustainable wines. Felicity Carter asks if it’s true.

South Africa's wine industry suffers badly

Exports are the only bright spot in the disaster that Covid-19 has unleashed in South Africa's wine business.

Speaking of the land

Rebecca Gibb MW looks at the thorny issue of cultural appropriation in wine marketing in New Zealand.

Inside the Japanese wine market

Carl Robinson, the CEO of Jeroboam, discusses everything from the impact of Covid on the Japanese wine market to where the next big opportunity lies. Interview by Felicity Carter.
 

The grounding of wine

Airlines were already cutting back on the quality of their wine offerings. And then the pandemic hit. Robert Joseph reports.

Good vibrations - the selling of sensory pleasure

Sabrina Earnshaw is a sales professional with experience across two sensory industries. She shares what she’s learned with Felicity Carter.

The fine wine private label

Cameron Hughes has done something unthinkable – made fine wine private labels and reinvented how consumers buy wine. Jeff Siegel has the story.
 

The wine trade seeks a problem solver

Robert Joseph recalls the moment Burgundy changed forever and says that something similar is underway right now. Is there someone who can step up and develop the technology needed?
 

The evolution of Mendoza Malbec

The Argentine wine industry is going through a good phase. Thanks to the country's most famous grape variety Malbec. Daniel Lopez Roca reports how the variety has evolved.

How 2020 changed our wine social life

It was a dreadful year for the international wine trade and yet, says Robert Joseph, it glimmered with one silver lining.

Jedi wine training

How do you train your palate without spending a fortune on wine and travel? Felicity Carter tests the Master the World kit.