Styles & Regions

The buyers of New York

New York may be one of the USA’s most dynamic wine markets, but it’s also one of the toughest to break into. Leslie Gevirtz asks the power players for advice on how to make it in the Big Apple.

The selling of pleasure

Rosé, once the poor cousin of the wine world, has become a powerhouse style. Dr Jamie Goode reports on the innovation and experimentation, both marketing and technical, that’s taking place in Provence.

The green white wine

Thanks to a new approach to viticulture coupled with strong marketing, Austria’s Grüner Veltliner as taken the world by storm. Richard Woodard looks at the evolution of this popular variety.

The buyers of Denmark

After years of suffering the economic fallout of the global financial crisis, Danes are feeling cheerful again, and this is translating into spending more money on wine. Elsebeth Lohfert meets the buyers responsible for sourcing wines for Denmark.

The buyers of Sweden

Although Sweden’s wine retail is dominated by Systembolaget, the government monopoly, consumers can buy from independent retailers online. Vincent Arrhenius reports.

France’s other sparkling wines

While Champagne sales are slowing down, the French are thirstier than ever for sparkling wine, says Sophie Kevany. But a new generation of sparkling wines are making their way onto the shelves, from wine over ice to international imports.

Protecting the name of Prosecco

The astonishing rise in sales of Prosecco shows no signs of slowing. But with great success comes the temptation to flood the market, and brings imitators and counterfeiters in its wake. Veronika Crecelius reports on the region’s attempts to protect itself. 

It’s not all about price

Germany has a reputation for being an extremely price-sensitive market. Professor Dr. Dieter Hoffmann of Geisenheim University, however, says the situation is more complicated than people think and that there is a big premium segment.

The wine buyers of South Korea

The South Korean market is undergoing an upswing at present, says Jung Yong Cho. But market consolidation means fewer opportunities to get into the market through an importer, as the big companies are sourcing directly.

The wine buyers of Hong Kong

Once seen as a showcase for customers from mainland China, Hong Kong has become a thriving and lucrative wine market in its own right, offering a dazzling array of tax-free wines to consumers. Annabel Jackson reports.

The wine buyers of Southeast Asia

One of the most dynamic regions in the world is Southeast Asia. Our team of local writers look at who the power players are in the major markets. Here, Jim Boyce kicks off the series with a look at the buyers of Beijing.

Pinot grigio still soaring

Pinot Grigio has a reputation problem in some circles, and has acquired the nickname ‘Cougar Cocktail’. But, finds Sophie Kevany, Pinot Grigio is continuing to grow, finding new and appreciative audiences.

A taste of rose and honey

French grapes that apparently disappeared after the ravages of Phylloxera were preserved in China. Stephen Quinn visits the Yunnan Red Wine Company.

New wave wine shows

The Australian ‘wine show’ system has helped to mould the Australian wine industry, but questions are being asked about whether it is time to overhaul the system. Peter Forrestal reports.

A dry approach to a sweet area

Sales of sweet wine have tumbled across many categories in recent decades. James Lawrence reports on how Sauternes, the world’s most famous sweet-wine-producing region, is finding dry wines can help the bottom line.