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Wineries explain the fallout from Covid-19

Although wine sales have been strong in relation to other retail categories, the world of wine has still been hit hard by the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. Wineries with no distribution through retail have been particularly hard hit. Jason Sych asks four wineries how they have navigated the crisis.

Time to reboot Bordeaux’s En Primeur

April is En Primeur month, when the world’s wine critics flock to Bordeaux to taste and rate. Not this year. Robert Joseph says maybe it’s a good time for a rethink.
 

How Alto Adige went high

How does an entire region shift its focus to quality? Jason Sych learns more about Cantina Tramin in Italy.

Colares finds a new fan base

To plant vines in Colares, a deep and dangerous trench must be dug. And that’s only the start of the challenges, as Simon J. Woolf reports.

Bordeaux plans a turnaround

The vignerons of Bordeaux have been hit very hard by a number of things at once. Allen Sichel from the CIVB tells Felicity Carter what they plan to do about it.

The future of Franschhoek

Terroir or winemaking? As Jamie Goode reports, the age-old question has divided Franschhoek.

The fine wine think tank

Forget Davos, because wine now has a high-level gathering of its own. Felicity Carter talks to the people behind Areni.

Schloss Johannisberg and the story of Riesling

Three hundred years ago this year, a far-sighted noble decided to plant a vineyard with just one grape – Riesling. It was a decision that changed wine history. Ilka Lindemann has the story.
 

Wine’s inside information

How will consumers react to back labels that list wine ingredients? A group of researchers went and asked them. Felicity Carter reports.

The truth about vine immunity

It’s very common to hear people talk about “boosting the immunity” of plants as a way to avoid spraying. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple, says Jamie Goode.

Canadians are embracing wine knowledge

A new report shows that Canadians are zooming up the wine knowledge charts – and Canadian experts agree. Jason Sych reports.

The taste of climate change

Michaela Morris reports from the Tasting Climate Change, held in Canada in late 2019.

Russia explores its indigenous grape treasures

Igor Serdyuk says Russian winemakers have become more interested in the possibilities offered by their indigenous and hybrid grapes.

Wine Paris meets Vinexpo Paris

Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris came together at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles this February. Felicity Carter paid a visit.

The influencers of Japan

Roddy Ropner identifies some of the people who help to shape and drive the Japanese wine market.