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The dirt on wine

John Szabo MS reports that the evidence on soil is in, and it’s time to start telling consumers.

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.

The financial penalty wineries now pay for climate change

Wildfires in California and Australia have played havoc with insurance premiums - and that's only the most obvious financial penalty. Jeni Port reports from Australia on what climate change is costing wineries.

What the wine trade needs to know about quarantine

Going into lockdown presents specific challenges for the wine trade. But there are tried and tested ways to deal with them. Felicity Carter reports.

Is there too much optimism around English sparkling wine?

Robert Joseph is hearing lots of interesting discussions about English sparkling wine. There's only one thing he's not hearing about - who's going to drink it all?

How feasible is biodynamic wine production?

With growing consumer awareness of sustainability, more wine producers are looking at how they farm. How easy or difficult is it to go biodynamic? Richard Woodard looks at two examples.

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.

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.

Time for the wine industry to plan ahead

Almost everyone has more time on their hands right now. Robert Joseph looks at some tried and tested ways to use it productively.

Who’s Who in California

California’s wine economy is not only one of the biggest in the world, but it’s a hub of innovation. Jeff Siegel identifies who is who.

Why wine movies keep falling flat

Robert Joseph considers Uncorked, Netflix's new movie, and wonders if film-makers have missed something fundamental about wine.

Sales of tariff-affected wines tumble in US market

The 25% tariffs on some European wines, imposed in October 2019, have hurt the wine trade on both sides of the Atlantic. Jeff Siegel hears about it from people on the front lines in the US.

Wine apps that will make life easier

L.M. Archer does a round-up of wine apps that have proven useful across different wine sectors, from wine production through to sales and marketing.

New ways to get wine into consumer hands

The days of consumer wine tastings are over for the time being. What can the wine trade do instead to get consumers to sample something new? Robert Joseph has some thoughts.
 

An updated calendar of online wine events

Online wine get-togethers are flourishing, as people move their social life online. If you're running an online wine event, please tell us - and here are the ones we already know about.