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How the blackout hit California's wineries

On Wednesday, 9 October, California's electricity was shut off in a series of rolling blackouts. Jeff Siegel found out what happened next.

Natural wine opens a path to profits

One winery has accelerated growth and profitability after exploring the natural wine scene. Simon Woolf talks to Jan Matthias Klein of Staffelter Hof in the Mosel.

Natural wine opens a path to profits

One winery has accelerated growth and profitability after exploring the natural wine scene. Simon Woolf talks to Jan Matthias Klein of Staffelter Hof in the Mosel.

Wine quality versus wine profitability

It's easy to focus solely on wine quality if you have an independent income, says Robert Joseph. What are the choices for everybody else?

How will the new US tariff impact the wine market?

The Trump administration has threatened to slap a 25% tariff on French, Spanish, German and UK wines, beginning later this month. If the tariff goes into effect, what are the likely consequences? Jeff Siegel asks the US Administration for guidance and discovers even they aren't sure.

The three inventions that created the modern wine world

Robert Joseph identifies the three people and their inventions that created the modern world of mine - and none of them had anything to do with winemaking.

Four ways to make a winery more profitable

Delegates at the two-day Wine Industry IMPACT conference, held in Australia this September, heard about practical steps they could take to become more profitable - and take back control from distributors and retail chains. Felicity Carter reports.

What should wine producers focus on?

Marketers advise wine producers to have a good story to tell when they approach the market. An increasing number of them also suggest that wine producers need a clear purpose for making the wines they do. But, says Robert Joseph, there's an even better reason for making wine.

One answer to climate change is information sharing

There is an enormous amount of high quality information about battling climate change locked up in the wine industry, says Robert Joseph. It's time to start exchanging that knowledge.