Analysis

The Austrian First Growth project

A group of wineries in Austria has got together to develop their own classification system. Their first problem – what criteria should they use? Felicity Carter reports on where they’re up to.

Wine heads north

Climate change may be damaging southern regions, but it’s opening up northern ones. Elsebeth Lohfert gets on the bus of a very cool climate symposium.

The rise of private label

As retailers discover they earn better margins by filling bottles under their own brand names, private label is set to rise. Hans Kraak reports.

A wine trade dispute heats up

Sicilians were outraged when bottles of Australian Nero d’Avola appeared on sale in the UK. For their part, the Australians say they have the right to use the name. Jeni Port reports.

The EU threatens organic viticulture

At the end of this year, the EU must decide whether to reapprove the use of copper in organic farming. Darren Smith reports.

Banana peel economics

Column - Robert Joseph

Glory days

The once glorious wines of Tokaj were all but destroyed by the communists, says Caroline Gilby MW. Nearly 30 years later, a new direction has emerged.
 

At the limits

Marlborough, home to one of the world’s most successful commercial styles, has now been planted up to its limits. Jamie Goode asks what happens next.

Inside the Maipo Valley

Chile’s most significant wine region is working hard to raise the image of Chilean wines. Marcela Burgos reports.

An undiscovered gem

Modern winemaking is unlocking the potential of Sagrantino, writes Michèle Shah. But it remains a hard sell.