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The sugar question divides Europe

Tensions over chaptalisation have been reignited by a proposal to exclude the use of sugar in wine labelling and erratic weather linked to climate change, reports Barnaby Eales.

Accolade's sweeping changes

The new owners of Accolade are making fundamental business changes. Jeni Port asks whether these will pay off.

Leaping into a new venture

At a time when other would rest on their laurels, Steve Smith one of New Zealand’s most notable wine people, changes direction and launches a new venture. 

When wine becomes a brand

The theme of this year’s Meininger’s International Wine Conference was ‘wine as a brand’. Felicity Carter went along.

Resurrecting Recantina

Stephen Quinn reports on an autochthonous variety pulled out by Napoleon’s troops, which has refused to retreat.

France struggles to dump glyphosate

The issue of glyphosate has become politically toxic in France, Sophie Kevany explains why.

José Rallo to headline song-and-wine matching in Athens

How do you get an Italian CEO to visit a small market? Offer her a special gig.

Penfolds launches a Champagne

Australian winemaker Penfolds has launched its Champagne collection, created in collaboration with Thiénot.

Wine tasting in Westeros

Game of Thrones, one of the biggest television events in history, has spawned a range of merchandise. But is wine from a world of assassination, brutality and zombies safe to drink? Jeff Siegel convenes a tasting panel.

Why wine needs branding

Should wine be judged solely on its merits? Is that even possible? Robert Joseph says it's not, and explains why wine needs brands and marketing.

Private label emerges in the US

US retailers have yet to adopt private label in the high-quality way of their European peers. But, as Jeff Siegel reports, that may be about to change.

Australia's exports bounce back

Australian wine producers are seeing value return to their exports, with growth up in key markets including China and the USA.

Ste Michelle Wine Estates and Familia Torres go separate ways

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Familia Torres have mutually agreed to wind down their US business.

What's the point of wine evangelism?

It's one thing to try and engage people with wine, says Robert Joseph. But it's quite another to think that everybody has an inner wine lover who just needs to be liberated.

High speed ‘Wine Train’ boosts tourism to Castilian vineyards

A high speed train has been put into service to carry passengers from Madrid to Rueda and Ribera del Duero. Barnaby Eales reports.