Power lists

Robert Mondavi Winery at 50

Winemaker Robert Mondavi was a pioneer of Napa Valley, bringing others along in his wake. Roger Morris looks at his legacy.

Brand battles

When a Champagne body took a wine educator to court, many saw it as a David versus Goliath battle. Jeni Port looks at the brand protection issues involve.

The maze runners

Palm Bay International is one of the USA’s largest wine importers. Roger Morris reports on how they bring wine from around the world to the American consumer.

Who’s Who in South Africa

In the past year or so, South Africa has become the darling of wine critics, who are enthusiastic about its new wave wines. Michael Fridjhon gives a snapshot of the industry.

Sustainable Sweden

Organic wines are booming in Sweden. Dr Gergely Szolnoki and Johannes Borchert from Geisenheim University set out to discover why.

Canada’s power sommeliers

Local writer Treve Ring has identified the top sommeliers in Canada, one of the world’s most important import markets.

Inside Africa

Africa is a continent made up of 54 separate countries, a number of which either have an emerging middle class or strong tourist industries, or both. James Lawrence sheds some light on the dark continent.

Tasting day in Sweden

With 431 stores throughout Sweden, the Swedish monopoly Systembolaget is the biggest wine buyer in the world. Felicity Carter discovers how the wines are chosen.

A Hong Kong institution

As Hong Kong’s wine consumers become more sophisticated, Watson’s Wine banks on reinforcing storefront trust. By Panos Kakaviatos and Robert Joseph. 

On the block

A look into the window of one of the US’s most notable wine bars reveals a new business model. Scott Saunders pays The Butcher Shop a visit.

Spain’s fine wine merchant

Anyone who wants to understand Spain’s on-trade needs to understand Vila Viniteca. Jürgen Mathäß pays the company a visit.

Argentina’s wine embassy

Gaucho, an international steakhouse chain, has single-handedly raised the profile of Argentinian wines in the UK and other markets. Adam Lechmere pays a visit.

Norway’s tastemakers

In the last 25 years, Norway’s growth in wine expertise has been some of the most impressive in the world, with Norwegian sommeliers showing well internationally. Mai Tjemsland MW reports.

Revolution in Denmark

The gastronomy bombshell known as Noma has influenced a whole generation of restaurateurs and sommeliers, leading to an extraordinary burst of creativity, finds Elsebeth Lohfert.

Sweden’s top sommeliers

Sweden has a knowledgeable wine market, and it’s normal for good restaurants to have sommeliers, says Elke Jung. Not surprisingly, Sweden has produced some superstar sommeliers.