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Who is the wine list for?

How much should diners be expected to know about wine? What happens if a diner doesn’t want to engage with a sommelier? Robert Joseph weighs in on a contentious debate.

Steps to make wine profitable again

Failure to tackle the health lobby, disengaged consumers and poor management skills are all contributing to problems in the US wine industry, according to Rob McMillan, the author of the Silicon Valley Bank's State of the Wine Industry report. But he thinks there are ways to turn things around.

Time for wine producers to diversify income

Trade wars, falling wine sales and global uncertainty. Everything points to the need for wine producers to find more baskets for their eggs, says Robert Joseph.

The foundation of Los Chacayes

When François Lurton created his Chacayes wine brand, he never thought it would result in a whole new region. He spoke to Felicity Carter 

Wine industy sees climate change as its biggest threat

More than 1,700 members of the worldwide wine trade were surveyed for the latest ProWein Business Report, created in collaboration with Geisenheim University. The results were clear: the wine trade is worried about climate change. Jason Sych looks at the report.

Tough times ahead for the US wine market

The Silicon Valley Bank State of the Wine Industry Report has just been released and it shows trouble ahead for the US wine market. Felicity Carter has a summary.

Winemakers warned not to underestimate pace of climate change

Climate change is happening at a rapid clip and winemakers should not wait to adapt, says one wine commentator. He speaks to Felicity Carter.

A defence of industrial wines

Are wines made in volume a bad thing, or are wine geeks simply showing class prejudice? Roger Morris thinks it's the latter. He explains why.

A tribute to Georges Duboeuf

Robert Joseph looks back at the life of French wine legend Georges Duboeuf, who not only created a global wine brand, but who also injected elements of fun and carnival into wine.