In many markets, wines served from a box carry a stigma and are unlikely to be drunk by connoisseurs. But in Sweden, producers who choose not to take advantage of the format are missing out on sales. Erica Landin looks at the issue from all sides.
The past 30 years have seen a wave of new investments in Alentejo in Portugal, a region that has weathered the crisis better than many. Dr Luís Antunes takes the temperature of the region and asks where it’s likely to go next.
Galicia, a remote area of Spain, has traditionally offered a hard-scrabble life to those who farmed it. Today, says Adam Lechmere, the very things that made it a tough place to live have proved to be excellent for producing wine.
Turkey has an emerging wine industry producing wines that have already proved successful in the international arena. But domestic politics are playing havoc on the home front. Dr Caroline Gilby MW reports.
Until relatively recently, wine was assumed to be a natural, healthy product. But testing for pesticides has revealed that chemicals sprayed in the vineyard can appear in the final wine. As consumers become more savvy, says Sophie Kevany, the pressure to abandon pesticides will increase.
These are good times for sparkling wine producers – as long as they’re not Champenoise, who are watching as consumers turn to alternatives. Giles Fallowfield reports on what’s happening and how Project 2030 may turn things around.
The digital economy has disrupted and overturned nearly everything it’s touched, as it’s connected people faster and made whole industries more efficient. Felicity Carter meets people trying to disrupt wine.