Styles & Regions

Wines from German-speaking lands find a new champion

Two Americans are rolling up their sleeves and diving into wines from German-speaking countries, on a mission to tell the world about them. Felicity Carter speaks to Paula Sidore, the co-founder of TRINK magazine.
 

Moldova about to turn 30

Three decades after the end of communism, Moldova’s wine industry is still finding its feet. Caroline Gilby MW reports.

Spain’s ubiquitous white

Airén is one of Spain’s most widely planted whites. Yet it almost never appears under its own name. James Lawrence asks why.

Naoussa’s difficult road

Grigoris Michailos charts the evolution in style and the challenges ahead for Naoussa region in Northern Greece, Macedonia.

The transformative crush

Okanagan Crush Pad began small but grew to have a regional impact. Michaela Morris reports

The pandemic wines

Back in 2019, before anybody had heard of Covid-19, wineries prepared for their 2020 wine launches. Jeff Siegel looks at what happened next.

What they’re drinking in Switzerland

Wolfgang Fassbender unlocks the mystery of what the inhabitants of this wealthy country buy when they choose their wines.

Chile’s backstage winemakers

Some of the most influential winemakers in Chile are the least well known. Marcela Burgos meets them at some of Chile’s biggest companies.

Crémant comes into its own

James Lawrence reports on a once-lagging category that is now bubbling away. 

It’s German for fabulous

The launch of Fabelhaft represents a key moment in wine label design. Richard Woodard finds out more.

Why are some names worth more?

Jeff Siegel looks at how appellation labelling can help wineries to charge more for their wines – sometimes.

Languedoc-Roussillon, the sleeping beauty

A handful of producers have struck gold in Languedoc Roussillon. But why, asks Robert Joseph, have so many others struggled?

Bordeaux faces its wine oversupply

To stay competitive, Bordeaux is cutting wine production and focusing on better quality and marketing. Panos Kakaviatos reports.
 

Many great Bordeaux estates embrace biodynamics

News broke this week that Château Fonplegade had become certified biodynamic. It’s only the latest of many fine estates to have embraced the approach, as André Dominé explains.
 

The colour of money is pink

Robert Joseph looks at the unstoppable rise of the rosé category and its connection with a colour called Pale Dogwood.