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A conversation with Paulo Amorim

This January, Portugal’s Paulo Amorim was awarded the Chevalier dans l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole, one of France’s major honours bestowed on people working in agriculture. Felicity Carter caught up with him at ProWein.

Climate change comes for oak

Like other plants, oak trees are being affected by climate change. But, as Jim Clarke reports, good research is hard to find.

Bordeaux's growers get help from their bats

Bats, once seen as undesirable neighbours, are now recognised as a grower's best friend. Bordeaux growers are encouraging them, as part of a raft of sustainability measures.

Ingenious ways to reuse bottles instead of recycling them

To tackle the problem of bottles ending in landfill, many European regions are turning to reuse. Barnaby Eales reports. 

Tips for creating a profitable wine tourism website

Many winery websites are missing key elements, according to a speaker at the recent International Wine Tourism Conference. Paul Richer advises on changes that can have a big payoff.

What are US importers looking for?

Heading to ProWein to meet with a US importer? Or are you trying to establish a relationship another way? Roger Morris investigates the best approach.

The price of water

How much would you pay for 1,000 litres of water? A dollar? Does that sound reasonable? Robert Joseph looks at the cost of turning water into wine.

Chilean wine producers head south

A cooler climate is drawing innovative producers to the south of Chile, reports Marcela Burgos.

Rueda’s white wine future

The Spanish region of Rueda is set to capitalise on the international thirst for refreshing white wines. James Lawrence reports.