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Smoothing the wine tourism curve

Tourism is a fast growing sector of the wine industry. But how do you avoid too many visitors at one time, and not enough at others? Felicity Carter finds a lucrative solution.

Natural wine at home in Japan

Although Japan is one of the world’s most competitive markets, natural wine is finding open doors. Simon J. Woolf reports.

Champagne splits into two camps

Struggling small growers woo the Prosecco drinker, while the Grand Marques aim at the one per cent. James Lawrence explains.

Persepectives on the Irish market

Supermarkets have dominated retail wine sales in Ireland but new regulations mean changes are in store. James Lawrence asks experts what it takes to break into the market.

Argentine companies invest heavily in the future

Argentina is undergoing yet more economic turmoil, reports Daniel Lopez Roca. But some of its biggest wine companies believe more investment will unlock export opportunities.

The coming of Penfolds Champagne and Eau d'Sauternes

Penfolds has stirred controversy by launching a Champagne. Robert Joseph looks at how other prestige industries have managed such joint ventures.

Robert Parker retires and it's the end of an era

Wine critic Robert Parker has announced his retirement from The Wine Advocate, the wine guide that helped to transform the wine world. Felicity Carter asks other tastemakers what this means.

François Lurton and the uses of biodynamics

Biodynamics makes economic, as well as environmental, sense according to French wine entrepreneur François Lurton. He talks organic, biodynamic and investing in wine tourism with Felicity Carter.

The appeal of the wine gift

Merchandise is helping to build winery profits. Rebecca Gibb MW reports.

When wine becomes transformative

A new breed of winemaker wants to do more than make good wine. They want to change the world. L.M. Archer reports.

US events worth attending

Liza B. Zimmerman has created a handy roadmap to US wine trade events.

The buyers of Los Angeles

Los Angeles isn’t just the home of Hollywood, but also where wine aficionados are to be found. Jeff Siegel surveys the market.

Who is Who in Ho Chi Minh city

Vietnam’s largest city is on the rise, and its middle class is embracing wine. Debra Meiburg MW puts the wine trade under the microscope.

Attendance at Vinexpo dropped 30%

Vinexpo management have signalled they are willing to make big changes to the Bordeaux fair, after a dramatic fall in visitors. One of those changes includes joining forces with Wine Paris.

Wine trends in Norway

As the climate becomes warmer, Norwegian wine preferences are changing. Liora Levi reports.