Pink wine was traditionally the unsophisticated sector that the wine industry rarely treated with respect or interest. Today, it is increasingly premium, popular and profitable, as James Lawrence reports.
Arguments rage in Bordeaux where Valérie Murat, self-proclaimed ‘stone in the shoe’ of the region’s wine establishment, is having to crowdfund nearly €125,000 in order to continue her fight against the vineyard use of industrial products. Robert Joseph has the details.
Cramele Recas, Romania’s largest exporter is also its biggest family winery. It owes its success to the skills of its British-born boss in listening to his customers, and in his ability to react to events like Brexit, as Simon J Woolf discovered.
Despite its long history of wine production, until the late 20th century, Sicily lagged behind other Italian wine regions. Since then quality has improved enormously and considerable investment gone into vineyards and wineries. We round up some of the latest developments.
Last week, Spanish wine expert David Schwarzwälder described the revolution that is happening in the vineyards and bodegas of Rioja. Here, in Part 2, he picks out some of the most exciting new wave producers and wines,
The vibrant young English wine industry has been hit by Post-Brexit and Covid costs, labour shortages and severe export hurdles. A rise in domestic sales has helped soften the blow. Barnaby Eales has the story.
Winegrowers are feeling the effects of climate change particularly keenly. In just decades – or even as soon as a few years – certain grape varieties will no longer be able to be cultivated in many regions. The heat-sensitive Pinot Noir is one of them.
James Lawrence searches for the Pinot Noir regions of the future.