Features

Chile finds its groove

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.

The French empire

Bordeaux-based Castel Group, a wine empire whose interests span the globe, work to a simple principle: if consumers want something, then provide it. Sophie Kevany reports.

Russia’s wine game

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.

Fine wine that’s a steal

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.

Who’s Who in the UK

The UK remains one of the world‘s most important import markets, and a showcase for the world. Richard Woodard identifies who the movers and shakers are.

The clubhouse

Noted importer and distributor ASC Fine Wines have created a haven for wine lovers in the heart of Shanghai. Felicity Carter gets a tour.

Bulk changes

Held in Amsterdam in late November, the sixth World Bulk Wine Exhibition attracted more than 250 producers from 19 countries, with an increased attendance of 30%, according to organisers. Felicity Carter took a look.

Blood on the high street

Column - Robert Joseph 

A riotous good time

It seems like everybody in the wine trade is trying to get closer to Millennials. Felicity Carter talks to Tyler Balliet, whose Wine Riot events have proved a hit with this group.