Features

Taking the pulse of a classic

As exciting as it’s rare: The 2019 edition of the Rioja TOP 100 presents Spain’s star appellation in all its creative power and shows just how diverse and dynamic the wine scene on the Ebro is.

Is food and wine matching necessary?

What do wine lovers most need to know about food and winematching? Robert Joseph has some thoughts.

Make wine great again

Is it possible to make wine the traditional way? Or are people wearing rose coloured glasses about the wines of the past? Robert Joseph ponders historical wines.

Holding the family wine business

Succession planning is one of the major issues facing the global wine industry. Felicity Carter looks at how one French winery is handling it.

Who's Who in the Spanish wine industry

Barnaby Eales looks at the major figures behind one of Europe’s most diverse and exciting wine countries.

Poland's top wine buyers

Poland is one of the world’s most promising wine markets. Wojciech Bońkowski identifies its key buyers.

Russia's top wine buyers

Russians may love their spirits, but it’s wine that offers opportunities for growth, turning wine buyers into power brokers. Anton Moiseenko reports.

The downside of premiumisation

Jeff Siegel says that not all ‘premiumisation’ in the US is what it seems – and that this may bite the wine industry.

The cost of future proofing the vineyard

If you want to know the shape of things to come, and how much it’s going to cost, asking a pépiniériste is a good start, says Sophie Kevany.