General

A revolution in closures

Vinventions doesn’t just offer different types of closures – it wants to revolutionise the category. Felicity Carter paid a visit.

New Zealand’s red secret

Hawke’s Bay, situated in the North Island, produces some of New Zealand’s most notable red wines. Yet, says Rebecca Gibb MW, it struggles for attention.

The beauty of aged vines

South Africa has large areas of old vines that are waiting to be found. Felicity Carter hears about the search and rescue efforts.

The financial analyst

An interview with Rob McMillan by Robert Joseph

Where there’s a will there’s a fake

Counterfeiting of desirable wines is a growth industry and it’s becoming more sophisticated. Adam Lechmere finds out how to spot a fake.

A new wine exchange

Although bulk wine doesn’t get its share of attention, it’s big business. And now, finds Robert Joseph, someone has built a bulk wine exchange.

Grandes Pagos ignites terroir debate

Some of Spain’s top estates have come together to promote a terroir story. James Lawrence discovers this is not without controversy.

A swirl of blenders

That Rioja is considering introducing regional designations has shaken some producers. Adam Lechmere pays a visit to some passionate blenders.