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Devil's Advocate - Building Bridges with Academics

Wine professionals and wine business researchers have inhabited very similar bubbles. Robert Joseph suggests that they ought to get together.

Reading time: 4m 15s

Georgia: Caucasus Blues

Georgia has so far been able to preserve an independent wine culture. The Soviet legacy is still visible, but it is crumbling as the cards are reshuffled. Simon Werner reports.

Reading time: 7m

RAW-mania: Organic Wine from Romania

From mass producer to premium wines to purveyor of hip natural wine - is Romania making the leap into the 21st wine century? Alexandra Wrann reports.

Reading time: 4m 45s

Chile: State of Play

Angelica Valenzuela has been the commercial director of Wines of Chile since 2016 and has been involved in the dramatic growth in global sales of Chilean wines. In  this exclusive interview, she frankly discusses with Robert Joseph the successes that have been achieved and the challenges to be overcome.

Reading time: 10m

Devil's Advocate - Peer Pleasure

Robert Joseph looks at evidence suggesting that praising one's competitors may make good business sense.

Reading time: 1m 55s

Casa Sartori 1898: Traditions for Today’s Tastes

Family Sartori has an indissoluble bond to the rich traditions and wine culture of the Veneto region, and they pair this with an acute ear for the demands of modern consumers.

Tuscany: New UGAs for an Individual Identity

The new site designations for Chianti Classico and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are drawing a lot of attention to the regions and filling a gap. Veronika Crecelius reports.

Reading time: 5 minutes

Devil's Advocate - The Cleverness of the QR Code

QR Codes have been used by a limited number of wine producers for a while - to little effect. Robert Joseph suggests their time may have come at last. 

Reading time: 3m 30s

Devil's Advocate 2 - A Taste For Luxury

Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy - LVMH - has just added Joseph Phelps to its wine portfolio. What are the implications for the prices of its wines?

Reading time: 1m 50s

Spain: the Tempranillo Axis

The appellations along the Duero stand for Ribera del Duero, Toro and much more. David Schwarzwälder gives an overview.

Reading time: 5m 30s

Devil's Advocate - In Praise of Pink

Robert Joseph wonders why so many members of the wine industry still struggle to acknowledge the potential of rosé wine.

Reading time: 2 minutes

Devil's Advocate - Making Wine More Than a Summer Romance

There is a huge gap between the wines we enjoy on holiday and what we drink at home. Robert Joseph suggests a possible way to bridge it.

Reading time: 2m

Chile Goes Upmarket

In a world that is moving to premiumization, Chile’s largest wine company is focusing on its Sauvignon Blanc.

Reading time: 1m

How Does Wine Get on the Blockchain? - Forum Blockchain in the Wine Industry

The Forum Blockchain in the Wine Industry is a conference on applications of Blockchain technology in the wine sector. It takes place on July 15, 2022 from 9:45 am to 6:00 pm at Geisenheim University and via livestream. 

Ambitious Greek Winemakers Take to the Mountains

Greece's new generation of winegrowers is moving on up, growing grapes at higher altitudes to make fresher, more natural wines, as Simon Werner reports.

Reading time: 5m 50s

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