Features

Japan’s aromatic white

The Japanese, known for having a strong fine wine market, also produce wine of their own and are now making a concerted export push. Adam Lechmere looks at Koshu, grown at the foot of Mount Fuji.

Ukrainian wine producers protest EU association

An impending agreement with the EU is intended to push Ukrainian producers towards higher quality production. But Eugene Gerden finds that the local wine industry is worried that they are going to be subject to competitive conditions they are not equipped to meet.

California’s property market churns

The property market for wineries and vineyards in California is buoyant, reports James Lawrence. Not only have some high profile wineries been sold, but investors are looking further afield, to states such as Oregon. What’s driving this churn in wine property?

Problems in bulk

During apartheid, South Africa sold wine in bulk as a way of bypassing sanctions. But a history of being too comfortable with selling wine in bulk has come back to bite South Africa. Michael Fridjhon reports.

Burgundy takes Manhattan

Instead of flying journalists to Burgundy, the Burgundy Wine Board decided to bring their region to the journalists. Marisa D’Vari reports on a novel promotion to show influencers how Burgundian wines could fit with New York’s lifestyle.

Is your wine a GRABABA?

Column - Robert Joseph

Turning novices on to wine

The wine industry in the US state of Virginia is growing at a tremendous pace, capitalising on passing tourists. But what do you do if you’re not on the tourist trail? Felicity Carter reports.

Spain’s Top Five

Despite the economic downturn that has Spain in its grip, Patricia Langton discovers that Spain’s biggest wine companies are international players that are continuing to expand.

Blending at all levels

Blends is a global business that combines an international outlook with the philosophy of terroir. Richard Woodard takes a look at a global company that’s in the middle of an expansion effort.