Features

Can Distell turn itself around?

Distell has created a new company for its premium wine assets, reports Michael Fridjhon. Will the new direction lift performance?

Wine with bats

Liliac in Romania is drawing on its Transylvanian heritage to help sell its wine. But Dracula is nowhere to be seen. Caroline Gilby MW reports.

Wine relationship brokers

The US may be the most lucrative wine market in the world, but it’s also one of the most difficult. Liza B. Zimmerman consults the relationship consultants.

Sauvignon Blanc raises Touraine

AOP Touraine is on the rise, thanks to ever-increasing demand for Sauvignon Blanc. Rebecca Gibb MW explores the region. 

When the wine tourists come

Wine tourism can cause issues ranging from choked highways to reputational damage. Jim Clarke looks at how US regions manage the situation.

Wine break for coffee makers

Coffee and wine have a lot in common. Anton Moiseenko looks at how the Illy family are investing in both.

New grapes in old French regions

The first steps are already being taken to introduce new, climate-appropriate grapes in French regions. Roger Morris reports.

Land of the long white wine party

Sauvignon NZ 2019 was an eye-opening look into the dynamics of an entire wine industry. Felicity Carter reports.

Smoothing the wine tourism curve

Tourism is a fast growing sector of the wine industry. But how do you avoid too many visitors at one time, and not enough at others? Felicity Carter finds a lucrative solution.