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Chris Indelicato, the growth driver

The president and CEO of Delicato Family wines has presided over the rapid growth and expansion of the company. Felicity Carter speaks to Chris Indelicato.

Russians grapple with a new excise tax

After importers exploited a loophole meant to help Russian wine producers, the Russian Finance Ministry stepped in. Igor Serdyuk reports.

The days of scores are numbered

Scores have driven sales in the US market for two decades or more but, says Jeff Siegel, there are signs their dominance is coming to an end.

Is oenology the best policy?

French insurance companies and other financial institutions are gambling on domaines and châteaux. Roger Morris reports

Time to rethink the restaurant wine ritual

The way that wine is offered in restaurants is confusing and bound to lead to problems, says Robert Joseph.

The fine wine marketing mistake

Professional women are beginning to outearn their male colleagues. Felicity Carter asks why the wine trade ignores their spending power.

Is the wine customer always right?

The purpose of the small pour is for the customer to ensure the wine isn't corked. But what's the right response if the customer hates the wine? Robert Joseph offers some thoughts.

In defence of winemaking technology

Fans of natural wines claim that conventional winemakers are creating manipulated and artificial products. Robert Joseph hits back.

When will a wine label backfire?

Tank Garage Winery caused a small storm on social media this week, when they released a wine with a pornographic label. Is there a place for such labels?