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Inside China’s digital wine fortress

Do you know your two micros from your one shake? If not, Janet Wang is here to guide you through China’s digital wine economy.

The dirt on wine

John Szabo MS reports that the evidence on soil is in, and it’s time to start telling consumers.

Australian wine takes a step towards Italy

International varieties dominate Australian vineyards. But, reports, Michaela Morris, one nursery is gradually turning things around. She speaks to the Chalmers family.

In vino, Vérité

Jess Jackson dreamed of making a world-class California Merlot. His French partner, Pierre Seillan, had his sights set even higher. Together, Roger Morris writes, they surpassed expectations.

Inside Simple, Russia's biggest wine business

Russia’s Simple is not just a wine importer, writes Sergey Panov. It’s an interconnected series of brands that support and reinforce one another.

Coffee with a dash of wine

Why are natural wines appearing in coffee bars worldwide? Simon J. Woolf goes looking for answers.

How scores changed the wine industry - for the better

Roger Morris thinks wine points are a sham. But he's also seen the profound impact that points have had on the US wine market - and he thinks it’s been positive.

How the blackout hit California's wineries

On Wednesday, 9 October, California's electricity was shut off in a series of rolling blackouts. Jeff Siegel found out what happened next.

Wine quality versus wine profitability

It's easy to focus solely on wine quality if you have an independent income, says Robert Joseph. What are the choices for everybody else?

The three inventions that created the modern wine world

Robert Joseph identifies the three people and their inventions that created the modern world of mine - and none of them had anything to do with winemaking.

Holding the family wine business

Succession planning is one of the major issues facing the global wine industry. Felicity Carter looks at how one French winery is handling it.

The low-alcohol challenge

Consumers are beginning to demand low-alcohol options. Darren Smith speaks to ConeTech about where the technology is up to.

Chris Indelicato, the growth driver

The president and CEO of Delicato Family wines has presided over the rapid growth and expansion of the company. Felicity Carter speaks to Chris Indelicato.

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.

Fizz pops in Sacramento

The craze for sparkling wine shows no signs of slowing down, creating demand in new markets. Sophie Janinet reports on a bubbles-only bar in Sacramento, California.