Features

Land of the long white wine party

Sauvignon NZ 2019 was an eye-opening look into the dynamics of an entire wine industry. Felicity Carter reports.

Smoothing the wine tourism curve

Tourism is a fast growing sector of the wine industry. But how do you avoid too many visitors at one time, and not enough at others? Felicity Carter finds a lucrative solution.

Natural wine at home in Japan

Although Japan is one of the world’s most competitive markets, natural wine is finding open doors. Simon J. Woolf reports.

Champagne splits into two camps

Struggling small growers woo the Prosecco drinker, while the Grand Marques aim at the one per cent. James Lawrence explains.

Persepectives on the Irish market

Supermarkets have dominated retail wine sales in Ireland but new regulations mean changes are in store. James Lawrence asks experts what it takes to break into the market.

Argentine companies invest heavily in the future

Argentina is undergoing yet more economic turmoil, reports Daniel Lopez Roca. But some of its biggest wine companies believe more investment will unlock export opportunities.

The coming of Penfolds Champagne and Eau d'Sauternes

Penfolds has stirred controversy by launching a Champagne. Robert Joseph looks at how other prestige industries have managed such joint ventures.

François Lurton and the uses of biodynamics

Biodynamics makes economic, as well as environmental, sense according to French wine entrepreneur François Lurton. He talks organic, biodynamic and investing in wine tourism with Felicity Carter.

The appeal of the wine gift

Merchandise is helping to build winery profits. Rebecca Gibb MW reports.