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Does wine fraud matter?

Wine fraud only seems to matter if the wines being counterfeited are well-known labels. Robert Joseph wonders why.

Tapping into influencers

Some people have become so popular on Instagram that people pay to work with them. Felicity Carter explores the world of influencers.

On being negative about wine

Robert Joseph says it's not negativity to worry about the health of the wine industry - it's a matter of urgency.

New Year's resolutions for the wine trade

Robert Joseph has some thoughts about what the wine trade should be hoping for 2019.

Wines they are a changin’

There’s something I guess one could call the Bob Dylan instant. The moment at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival that shocked and outraged fans...

Column - Robert Joseph 

Germany’s tasting of the year

Each year, Germany’s sommeliers head to Neustadt an der Weinstraße, to taste the finest wines in the world. Felicity Carter went along.

Sonoma charms the buyers

Vinexpo has developed a way to create a community of buyers. Robert Joseph went on tour with them.

The sommelier challenge

Each year, hundreds of candidates line up to try the Master Sommelier exam. Liza B. Zimmerman wants to know what’s driving them.

The South trades up

Co-ops moving into brands, producers opening their doors to wine tourists. Felicity Carter finds the southern end of the Rhône is buzzing.

A crisis transforms the Southern Rhône

Falling sales. Vines uprooted. Growers leaving their land. Felicity Carter finds out how one French region rejuvenated itself.