Styles & Regions

Style and Regions

A group of naturalistas embrace certification

It wasn’t so long ago that natural winemakers were the rebels of the wine world. Now, says Simon J. Woolf, a significant group is embracing the strictest of standards.

Argentine winemakers head to the coast

Producers in search of diverse terroirs have found them on Argentina’s Atlantic coast. Daniel López Roca reports.

Wines from Hungary’s inland sea

Europe’s largest lake, Lake Balaton, is home to some of Hungary’s most interesting wines and terroirs. Anton Moiseenko pays a visit.

The evolution of Maremma

Michèle Shah explores Maremma in Tuscany, one of Italy’s most promising wine regions.

The problem with orange wine

More than two decades after two Collio winemakers bottled a skin-fermented white wine, orange wine still polarises opinions, says Simon J. Woolf.

Can terroir turn Alsace's fortunes around?

Leading Alsatian producers have decided to promote their vineyards. This, says James Lawrence, could be a seismic shift.

The unstoppable red blend

Robert Joseph looks at a trend that pleases consumers and winery accountants alike.

A tale of two wine cocktails

The last recession drove the re-emergence of two wine cocktails. Vermouth and Prosecco have never looked back. Jason Sych reports.

How Alto Adige went high

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

How to succeed in British Columbia

Michaela Morris says that British Columbia in Canada is a wine-drinking region open to imports. She explains the way it works.

The future of Franschhoek

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

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.

How two regions maintain their prices

Roger Morris looks at how two wine regions seek to self-regulate production to prevent wine gluts and deflationary prices. 

A look at the McLaren Vale

Producers in Australia’s McLaren Vale have been putting their energies into combatting climate change. Jeni Port has the story.

Inside the growing Lithuanian wine market

Wine producers that conquer Vilnius will find a gateway to the Baltics and Belarus, says Michèle Shah.