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Wine Country isn't about wine and it doesn't matter

The new Netflix comedy Wine Country follows five women on a trip to Napa. The wine world does not come out well - but this doesn't matter, says Robert Joseph.

Vinexpo changes its Paris date

Vinexpo has announced that it has changed its 2020 date in Paris. Robert Joseph reflects on the evolution of what was once the world's most prestigious wine trade fair.

Wine trends in Denmark

Danish consumers are some of the most adventurous in the world. Elsebeth Lohfert looks at what they’re drinking at the moment.

The on-trade dilemma

Consumers today can pick up a bottle of wine, scan the bar code and instantly discover its retail price. This is a problem for the on-trade. Robert Joseph weighs in.

The sugar question divides Europe

Tensions over chaptalisation have been reignited by a proposal to exclude the use of sugar in wine labelling and erratic weather linked to climate change, reports Barnaby Eales.

Accolade's sweeping changes

The new owners of Accolade are making fundamental business changes. Jeni Port asks whether these will pay off.

Leaping into a new venture

At a time when other would rest on their laurels, Steve Smith one of New Zealand’s most notable wine people, changes direction and launches a new venture. 

When wine becomes a brand

The theme of this year’s Meininger’s International Wine Conference was ‘wine as a brand’. Felicity Carter went along.

Resurrecting Recantina

Stephen Quinn reports on an autochthonous variety pulled out by Napoleon’s troops, which has refused to retreat.