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Innovating to maintain tradition in Champagne

Émilien Boutillat joined Piper-Heidsieck at a time of rejuvenation. He discusses what's changed and what will never change.

Sales of tariff-affected wines tumble in US market

The 25% tariffs on some European wines, imposed in October 2019, have hurt the wine trade on both sides of the Atlantic. Jeff Siegel hears about it from people on the front lines in the US.

When critics can no longer know fine wines

Prices for fine wines have skyrocketed, while wine writing income has stagnated. Robert Joseph says that, increasingly, wine writers have little experience of fine wine to draw on.

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.