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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.

How to get consumers to pay more for their wines

The expensive rosés now appearing on the market are following a time-honoured strategy. Robert Joseph explores the psychology of pricing.

As France’s wine industry contracts, an incalculable cultural loss

Every year, the number of French vineyards and wineries falls, as people retire or exit the business. Robert Joseph asks what can be done to reinvigorate the sector.
 

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. 
 

Why are wine bottles round in shape?

Think how much space and money could be saved if wine bottles were square instead of round, says Robert Joseph.

Wine, Covid-19 and the loss of smell

Loss of smell is a symptom of Covid-19. Jeni Port and Nicole Bilson learn more about it — and discover what can be done if you lose your sense of smell.
 

Proof that old vines add value

Research from the University of Cape Town shows that using old vine fruit earns winemakers more money. This effort to quantify the gains, says Michael Fridjhon, will help keep these treasures alive.
 

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.

What’s the problem with celebrity wines?

Celebrity wines are proliferating on retail shelves. Is this a good or a bad thing? Robert Joseph offers some thoughts.

In praise of wine typicity

Robert Joseph finds he’s changed his mind on the question of changing wine styles.

Revolution comes to Burgundy

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur is trying something different. If he succeeds, a lot of wineries stand to benefit. Felicity Carter reports.

Covid-19 and the Canadian wine market

Michelle Bouffard looks at the impact of Covid-19 on three of Canada’s provinces.

Speaking of the land

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

The grounding of wine

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