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Grocery Outlet, where the wine overflows

Grocery Outlet in the US is going head to head with Aldi and Lidl by offering cheap wine. Jeff Siegel looks at the company’s strategy.

A whole world of wine apps

A French group has created an umbrella organisation for wine tech start-ups. Sophie Kevany finds out more.

WineFunding, a new wine investment vehicle

Barnaby Eales looks at WineFunding, a French crowdfunding platform for wine industry projects.

Reyneke's philosophy of wine

Johan Reyneke was on the brink of bankruptcy when his total commitment to sustainable winemaking began to reap rewards, writes Michelle Bouffard.

The dirt on wine

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

Producers looking to enter China should temper expectations

A leading member of the Hong Kong wine trade warns that producers are flocking to China with unrealistic expectations. She speaks to Felicity Carter.

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.

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.

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.

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?