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The downside of premiumisation

Jeff Siegel says that not all ‘premiumisation’ in the US is what it seems – and that this may bite the wine industry.

The cost of future proofing the vineyard

If you want to know the shape of things to come, and how much it’s going to cost, asking a pépiniériste is a good start, says Sophie Kevany. 

Inside Taipei's wine market

Debra Meiburg MW takes a look at what’s happening in wine in Taiwan’s capital city.

No- and low-alcohol wine in the US

The numbers, say analysts, are there for anyone who wants to read them. US consumers are drinking less and are looking for lower-alcohol products. Jeff Siegel reports.

The low-alcohol challenge

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

Cava's trial separation

A group of Cava producers decided to break away from the DO and create their own association. James Lawrence looks at the complicated birth of Corpinnat.

Advice on entering the wine market of South Korea

James Lawrence interviews four wine experts who reveal the secrets to thriving in the South Korean wine market.

Inside Chianti Classico

One of Italy’s most historic wine regions is rediscovering its heritage. Elisabetta Tosi explains.

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.

Is oenology the best policy?

French insurance companies and other financial institutions are gambling on domaines and châteaux. Roger Morris reports

China's unsung wine heroes

Many people have had a hand in the rise of China’s wine scene. Jim Boyce identifies ten significant people who are too often overlooked.

The wine buyers of Japan

Japan’s wine market is significant, but stalling. This makes its buyers extremely powerful. Roddy Ropner reports

The overlooked wine demographic

Women over 40 are one of the most lucrative of all consumer demographics and yet they are being ignored by most wine marketers. Charlotte Hey wants to know why

Is it better to go with a big or small US wine distributor?

The big US distributors are merging. But, says Jim Clarke, this has opened opportunities with small distributors that smaller brands should consider.

The days of scores are numbered

Scores have driven sales in the US market for two decades or more but, says Jeff Siegel, there are signs their dominance is coming to an end.