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How do we solve the wine trade's flying problem?

The wine world takes sustainability and the environment extremely seriously. On the other hand, as Robert Joseph points out, people in the wine trade also fly a lot. How can those two things be reconciled? He has some suggestions.

What the next wine decade will bring

Robert Joseph makes his bets on how the wine market will change in the next ten years.

The impact of the pandemic on German wine producers

A new report from Geisenheim University charts the impact of the novel coronavirus on Germany’s wine sector - and the news is grim. Felicity Carter looks at the winners and losers.
 

Pixelate your wine business

Jason Sych discovers a simple Facebook tool that has helped one wine retailer to increase sales by 30%.

There is no shame in wineries asking for help

Robert Joseph says that struggling wineries have nothing to lose by talking to their customers.

What's the value of a lesser-known appellation?

Regions are becoming ever more tightly defined, as producers look to differentiate themselves in the market. When does this strategy work - and when is it a hindrance? Robert Joseph has some ideas.

Innovation in Sherry

Forty years ago, Sherry was a popular drink. Jamie Goode looks at what went wrong, and current efforts to revive the category.

A defence of industrial wines

Are wines made in volume a bad thing, or are wine geeks simply showing class prejudice? Roger Morris thinks it's the latter. He explains why.

Three wine writers walk into a webinar

Where will the next generation of wine writers come from? What skills do they need to succeed? And what are the arguments for and against scores? Felicity Carter listens to three top wine writers thrash out the issues.
 

Listening to Levi Dalton

New York sommelier Levi Dalton is the man behind wine’s most successful podcast. Jason Sych finds out how he does it.

Time for wine producers to diversify income

Trade wars, falling wine sales and global uncertainty. Everything points to the need for wine producers to find more baskets for their eggs, says Robert Joseph.

An argument for heavy wine bottles

Robert Joseph keeps hearing that the wine trade should stop producing heavy wine bottles. He offers another point of view.

How the pandemic could re-shape the on-trade

If major corporations begin to re-think their need for office space, the restaurants and bars of the big cities could be in trouble. Robert Joseph asks what this means for the on-trade wine scene.

Wine industy sees climate change as its biggest threat

More than 1,700 members of the worldwide wine trade were surveyed for the latest ProWein Business Report, created in collaboration with Geisenheim University. The results were clear: the wine trade is worried about climate change. Jason Sych looks at the report.

Wine market knowledge more important than ever

Robert Joseph says that as economies begin to open up, there will be new pressures on wine retail. One way to cope is to arm yourself with knowledge.