Although the Romans identified it as a prime viticultural area more than 2,000 years ago, Thermenregion remains something of a secret. But, as Mathilde Hulot discovers, the need to export means it’s unlikely to remain unknown for much longer.
Marche is an ancient Italian wine region, famed for its white Verdicchio. Yet for decades it’s had a reputation as a source of cheap bulk wine. Michele Shah says as the need to export becomes more urgent, replanting and premiumisation is underway.
Chile may be pulling ahead in world markets, but it has struggled to communicate its value, largely because it’s too formal and unapproachable. Now, says Eduardo Brethauer, there are moves afoot to shake things up.
Russian winemakers have a lot to deal with, from unfair laws to foreign competition. And now, says Sophie Kevany reporting from a recent Russian wine conference, they are worried about new competition from Crimea.
When Melissa King was sent to prison for defrauding a pension fund, the US Marshals were charged with selling her ill-gotten gains, to try and recoup some money for her victims. Leslie Gevirtz reports on what happened to the wine.