MW stands for network

Panos Kakaviatos attended the recent Master of Wine symposium in Florence and discovered that the MW qualification is becoming more international. 

Bordeaux hits the wall

Column - Robert Joseph

Australia’s major wine buyers

With its strong currency, culture of wine drinking, and a population oriented internationally thanks to a strong travel culture, Australia has become a lucrative destination for international wines. Jeni Port seeks out the buyers you need to know.

A wine country under pressure

Thanks to a neighbouring war, the wine business in Lebanon is experiencing testing times. But there is cause for optimism as well. Stephen Quinn reports from Beirut.

The view from Canada

Canadians are increasingly reaching for wine, says Tony Aspler, which means Canada is becoming one of the world’s most important import markets. Its own wine industry is advancing as well, attracting international investment action.

The Castilian Priorat

Gredos, located southwest of Madrid, has yet to be named officially, or get its own appellation. But, says Victor de la Serna, it’s already attracting attention for the quality of its wines.

Spanish luxury emerges

To many consumers worldwide, Spain represents value, easy-drinking wine. But, as James Lawrence discovers, notable Spanish producers have quietly edged their wines into the top ranks – with prices to match.

Which niche in Poland?

The growth of the Polish wine market has not been as fast as expected, and some sales predictions have been too optimistic, with Polish consumers still opting for wines under €5.00. But, says Panos Kakaviatos, professionals in their 30s and 40s offer hope.

New roads to China

While much of the wine world is beating a path to China’s door, finding appropriate distribution is a stumbling block for many. Jim Boyce looks at three businesses that have decided to approach China in a different way.