Features

The wine lovers of Kuala Lumpur

Young consumers in Malaysia’s capital are beginning to adopt wine. Debra Meiburg MW reports.

California's dry future

How will California’s growing regions adapt to drier conditions? Jeff Siegel investigates.

In conversation with Laura Catena

Dr Laura Catena, emergency doctor and general manager of Bodega Catena Zapata, brings an unusual focus to wine. She speaks with Robert Joseph.

Japan's sparkling wine market

The Japanese have a strong interest in sparkling wine. Roddy Ropner looks at what they’re drinking.

Advice on doing business in Japan

Japan is an important market for wine, though not an easy one. James Lawrence gets advice on doing business there, from four people who know the market well.

How much water into wine?

Igor Serdyuk went along to the plenary session of the World Wine Trade Group to hear a discussion about water.

Chile's approach to water

As meltwater from the Andes declines, Chilean winemakers must grapple with water shortages. Marcela Burgos reports.

How do we solve the wine trade's flying problem?

The wine world takes sustainability and the environment extremely seriously. On the other hand, as Robert Joseph points out, people in the wine trade also fly a lot. How can those two things be reconciled? He has some suggestions.

The critical factor in terroir

It's wrong to focus on soil and climate alone, says Roger Morris. The most critical factor in creating terroir is finding the right grape.