Features

The overlooked wine demographic

Women over 40 are one of the most lucrative of all consumer demographics and yet they are being ignored by most wine marketers. Charlotte Hey wants to know why

Is oenology the best policy?

French insurance companies and other financial institutions are gambling on domaines and châteaux. Roger Morris reports

Inside Chianti Classico

One of Italy’s most historic wine regions is rediscovering its heritage. Elisabetta Tosi explains.

Advice on entering the wine market of South Korea

James Lawrence interviews four wine experts who reveal the secrets to thriving in the South Korean wine market.

Cava's trial separation

A group of Cava producers decided to break away from the DO and create their own association. James Lawrence looks at the complicated birth of Corpinnat.

Time to rethink the restaurant wine ritual

The way that wine is offered in restaurants is confusing and bound to lead to problems, says Robert Joseph.

The fine wine marketing mistake

Professional women are beginning to outearn their male colleagues. Felicity Carter asks why the wine trade ignores their spending power.

Is the wine customer always right?

The purpose of the small pour is for the customer to ensure the wine isn't corked. But what's the right response if the customer hates the wine? Robert Joseph offers some thoughts.

In defence of winemaking technology

Fans of natural wines claim that conventional winemakers are creating manipulated and artificial products. Robert Joseph hits back.