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Winemakers warned not to underestimate pace of climate change

Climate change is happening at a rapid clip and winemakers should not wait to adapt, says one wine commentator. He speaks to Felicity Carter.

A defence of industrial wines

Are wines made in volume a bad thing, or are wine geeks simply showing class prejudice? Roger Morris thinks it's the latter. He explains why.

A tribute to Georges Duboeuf

Robert Joseph looks back at the life of French wine legend Georges Duboeuf, who not only created a global wine brand, but who also injected elements of fun and carnival into wine.

In praise of French wine glasses

The French bistro practice of serving wine in very basic glasses can annoy wine lovers from elsewhere. But, says Aaron Ayscough, there's a reason for those small glasses.

What the next wine decade will bring

Robert Joseph makes his bets on how the wine market will change in the next ten years.

Solving the "last mile" wine delivery problem

The final part of the delivery chain can be the most environmentally damaging. Robert Joseph looks at the situation.

Where next for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust?

Not only did the WSET turn 50 this year, but it's undergoing a rapid expansion. Felicity Carter caught up with CEO Ian Harris, who explains his hopes for a Guinness World Record.

A portrait of the Russian wine consumer

Who drinks wine in Russia? Deloitte have released a new report that takes a detailed look at the Russian alcohol market. Anton Moiseenko reports.

Is there such a thing as umami?

Is there such a thing as umami - and can it be detected in wine? If you say "yes", then Roger Morris has some questions for you.