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Finland goes wild for natural wine

The recent Helsinki Natural Wine festival had to cope with media scepticism about natural wines before it had even opened. But, reports Ilkka Sirén, the Finns voted with their feet.

Ingenious ways to reuse bottles instead of recycling them

To tackle the problem of bottles ending in landfill, many European regions are turning to reuse. Barnaby Eales reports. 

Germany's wine soccer team to play the Vatican

A team of hopeful German vintners are training hard, getting ready to take on the Vatican soccer team. What are their chances against a team of players who have God on their side?

Who will replace the wine-loving boomers?

The wine industry isn't doing enough to grow its consumer base, according to a recent Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates review. Liza B, Zimmerman reports.

Casella launches wine for the Harry Potter generation

Casella Family Brands, the company behind [yellow tail] brought their new Magic Box collection to ProWein.

Meininger Award – Excellence in Wine and Spirits 2019

Christof Queisser, Rotkäppchen-Mumm, is Wine Entrepreneur of the Year.

Lugana DOC appoints Ettore Nicoletto president

Italy's Lugana is rapidly emerging as a blockbuster white. Ettore Nicoletto, CEO of Santa Margherita Wine Group, has been named president of the Lugana DOC with the goal of taking Lugana to the world.

The evolution of the Italian Wine Podcast

Podcasts are exploding in popularity, with millions of new listeners downloading them each year. One such podcast is the Italian Wine Podcast, which turns two this month. Felicity Carter reports.

Tips for creating a profitable wine tourism website

Many winery websites are missing key elements, according to a speaker at the recent International Wine Tourism Conference. Paul Richer advises on changes that can have a big payoff.

Two decades of wine: Weinwelt turns 20

Meininger’s Weinwelt magazine, Germany’s top wine consumer publication, turns 20 this year. Editor-in-chief Ilka Lindeman has seen a dramatic change in the world of wine over that time. She speaks to Felicity Carter.

What are US importers looking for?

Heading to ProWein to meet with a US importer? Or are you trying to establish a relationship another way? Roger Morris investigates the best approach.

The price of water

How much would you pay for 1,000 litres of water? A dollar? Does that sound reasonable? Robert Joseph looks at the cost of turning water into wine.

Chilean wine producers head south

A cooler climate is drawing innovative producers to the south of Chile, reports Marcela Burgos.

The turnaround conference

Wine2Wine, held in Verona every November, offers practical information for the wine trade. Felicity Carter reports on some interesting sessions.

Rueda’s white wine future

The Spanish region of Rueda is set to capitalise on the international thirst for refreshing white wines. James Lawrence reports.