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Producers looking to enter China should temper expectations

A leading member of the Hong Kong wine trade warns that producers are flocking to China with unrealistic expectations. She speaks to Felicity Carter.

ProWine buzzes in Shanghai

Despite the proliferation of trade fairs in Asia, ProWine China has established itself as a must-attend event. Felicity Carter attends and reports on what she learned about the Chinese market.

The wine lovers of Kuala Lumpur

Young consumers in Malaysia’s capital are beginning to adopt wine. Debra Meiburg MW reports.

California's dry future

How will California’s growing regions adapt to drier conditions? Jeff Siegel investigates.

In conversation with Laura Catena

Dr Laura Catena, emergency doctor and general manager of Bodega Catena Zapata, brings an unusual focus to wine. She speaks with Robert Joseph.

Japan's sparkling wine market

The Japanese have a strong interest in sparkling wine. Roddy Ropner looks at what they’re drinking.

Advice on doing business in Japan

Japan is an important market for wine, though not an easy one. James Lawrence gets advice on doing business there, from four people who know the market well.

How much water into wine?

Igor Serdyuk went along to the plenary session of the World Wine Trade Group to hear a discussion about water.

Chile's approach to water

As meltwater from the Andes declines, Chilean winemakers must grapple with water shortages. Marcela Burgos reports.

How do we solve the wine trade's flying problem?

The wine world takes sustainability and the environment extremely seriously. On the other hand, as Robert Joseph points out, people in the wine trade also fly a lot. How can those two things be reconciled? He has some suggestions.

The critical factor in terroir

It's wrong to focus on soil and climate alone, says Roger Morris. The most critical factor in creating terroir is finding the right grape.

The future of the French wine industry looks more collegiate

Anne le Naour, the new executive director of CA Grands Crus, tells Richard Woodard that the French wine industry is in for a shake-up.

The secret to making a luxury wine

Billions have been made by turning functional goods into luxury items, says Robert Joseph. He admits he's a sucker for a Veblen good or two himself.

US importers stick to the old French wine prices

US wine retailers have maintained their optimism in the face of the tariffs on wine, finds Jeff Siegel. Surprisingly, demand has not yet shifted to other wine categories.

French wine threatened by 100% tariffs

This morning the French wine industry woke to the news that their wines could be hit with a 100% tariff in the USA.