Features

What's the value of a lesser-known appellation?

Regions are becoming ever more tightly defined, as producers look to differentiate themselves in the market. When does this strategy work - and when is it a hindrance? Robert Joseph has some ideas.

Wine Paris meets Vinexpo Paris

Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris came together at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles this February. Felicity Carter paid a visit.

The US wine industry united to defeat wine tariffs

The Trump Administration has dropped its threat to levy tariffs of 100% on wines from Europe, after intensive lobbying from the US wine industry. Jeff Siegel talked to people  on the front line.
 

How easy is it to get wine into duty free stores?

Robert Joseph looks at what it takes to get a wine on the shelf in Travel Retail.

How feasible is biodynamic wine production?

With growing consumer awareness of sustainability, more wine producers are looking at how they farm. How easy or difficult is it to go biodynamic? Richard Woodard looks at two examples.

Is there too much optimism around English sparkling wine?

Robert Joseph is hearing lots of interesting discussions about English sparkling wine. There's only one thing he's not hearing about - who's going to drink it all?

An American entrepreneur in Burgundy

The work that Michael Baum has been doing at Château de Pommard shows what an injection of energy - and money - can do. Richard Woodard reports.

When you're faced with a terrible wine glass

Good glassware can definitely enhance a wine experience, says Robert Joseph. So what's a wine lover to do when a restaurant or other establishment has less than ideal glassware?

An argument for heavy wine bottles

Robert Joseph keeps hearing that the wine trade should stop producing heavy wine bottles. He offers another point of view.