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Every segment of the wine trade must be sustainable.

Caroline Gilby MW went along to the Future of Wine conference in November, held by Sustainable Wine. She reports on how the issue is impacting the wine industry.

Rowan Gormley steps down from Naked Wines

Nick Devlin is to take over as CEO, and then full steam ahead into the US market. Felicity Carter reports.

Prosecco sees success with drier styles

Prosecco with lower residual sugar is being embraced by the market. Michèle Shah reports.

Venice's only vineyard flooded by historic high waters

The only vineyard in Venice, Venissa, has been inundated with water. Roger Morris reports.

Why is Australian wine so successful in China

Jim Boyce takes a close look at Australian wine in China and concludes that there's more to its success than the usual explanations

Is wine premiumisation a doom loop?

Damien Wilson, of Sonoma State University, has a warning for the US wine industry: wine premiumisation can be a path to ruin. He explains why.

Selling wine in China outside the top-tier cities

Robert Joseph has been on a tour of China's smaller cities and he has some thoughts on what it takes to sell wine outside Shanghai and Beijing.

Red wine launched into space

A Bordeaux-based enterprise has launched a dozen bottles of fine red wine into space. Sophie Kevany finds out why.

The sham of authentic winemaking

If authenticity in winemaking is so important, then shouldn’t it mean something? Roger Morris thinks the word "authentic" has become meaningless.

A truck tips over and a fine white wine is spilled

A portion of the latest release of Mullineux's Old Vines White was lost in an accident last week. But, says Mullineux, they have enough left to meet all their allocations.

French wine organisations reject Dry January

After French wine groups heard a rumour that the French Minister for Health intended to introduce Dry January to France, they were swift to react. Sophie Kevany reports.

Oil and gas owners make another Bordeaux acquisition

Château La Tour de Mons has been sold to the Perrodo family, in the largest Bordeaux vineyard sale of the year. Sophie Kevany reports.

Are California's fires a sign of the new normal?

The catastrophic Kincade fire may be contained, but is it a sign of things to come? If so, will wine producers have to plan for wild fires? Jeff Siegel looks at the evidence.

Australian exports hit new records

The Australian wine industry is booming once again, with exports hitting record highs.

Alto Adige prepares for climate change

At the Aldo Adige Wine Summit, dealing with climate change and invasive pests was on the agenda. Michèle Shah reports.