Features

Sauvignon Blanc raises Touraine

AOP Touraine is on the rise, thanks to ever-increasing demand for Sauvignon Blanc. Rebecca Gibb MW explores the region. 

When the wine tourists come

Wine tourism can cause issues ranging from choked highways to reputational damage. Jim Clarke looks at how US regions manage the situation.

Wine break for coffee makers

Coffee and wine have a lot in common. Anton Moiseenko looks at how the Illy family are investing in both.

New grapes in old French regions

The first steps are already being taken to introduce new, climate-appropriate grapes in French regions. Roger Morris reports.

Land of the long white wine party

Sauvignon NZ 2019 was an eye-opening look into the dynamics of an entire wine industry. Felicity Carter reports.

Smoothing the wine tourism curve

Tourism is a fast growing sector of the wine industry. But how do you avoid too many visitors at one time, and not enough at others? Felicity Carter finds a lucrative solution.

Natural wine at home in Japan

Although Japan is one of the world’s most competitive markets, natural wine is finding open doors. Simon J. Woolf reports.

Champagne splits into two camps

Struggling small growers woo the Prosecco drinker, while the Grand Marques aim at the one per cent. James Lawrence explains.

Persepectives on the Irish market

Supermarkets have dominated retail wine sales in Ireland but new regulations mean changes are in store. James Lawrence asks experts what it takes to break into the market.