Rioja’s classification conundrum

Like many regions, Rioja has developed a new classification framework. James Lawrence evaluates its chances of success.

Moldovan value

Poor harvests elsewhere in Europe have opened doors for Moldovan wines, as Caroline Gilby MW explains.

Wine companies eye cannabis

Canada’s recent legalisation of cannabis is opening up new possibilities for the wine trade. Jamie Goode reports.

The new wine economy model

Column - Robert Joseph

Marlborough’s seasonal workers

Vineyards worldwide are suffering from labour shortages. Rebecca Gibb MW looks at how one region is tackling the problem.

A year without a vintage

Severe weather events linked to climate change are reminding producers that farming is not for the faint of heart. Roger Morris reports.

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.