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Bordeaux wines priced too low

Jamie Ritchie, head of Sotheby's global wine business, says the price of Bordeaux is too low relative to other prestige regions. He spoke with Roger Morris.

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger steps down from Champagne Taittinger

Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, who brought the eponymous Champagne House back into the family, has passed the company on to the next generation.

What do people say about wine on Twitter?

A new survey by GlobalData shows the wine topics that grabbed people on Twitter in the third quarter of 2019.

Bilingual app launched for Chinese visitors to Napa

A California technology company has developed a WeChat Mini Program in conjunction with the California International Trade Office, to help make life easier for Chinese tourists.

How the blackout hit California's wineries

On Wednesday, 9 October, California's electricity was shut off in a series of rolling blackouts. Jeff Siegel found out what happened next.

Natural wine opens a path to profits

One winery has accelerated growth and profitability after exploring the natural wine scene. Simon Woolf talks to Jan Matthias Klein of Staffelter Hof in the Mosel.

Wine quality versus wine profitability

It's easy to focus solely on wine quality if you have an independent income, says Robert Joseph. What are the choices for everybody else?

French wine producer introduces arcade-style wine game

Luc Belaire, a French wine producer, has launched an old-fashioned arcade game for wine.

Champagne sales fall in France

The French are drinking less Champagne, thanks to a restrictive new law plus a generally gloomy outlook. Sophie Kevany reports.

The natural wine craze hits China

Young and cosmopolitan Chinese consumers are exploring natural wines. Jim Boyce finds out what's happening.

How will the new US tariff impact the wine market?

The Trump administration has threatened to slap a 25% tariff on French, Spanish, German and UK wines, beginning later this month. If the tariff goes into effect, what are the likely consequences? Jeff Siegel asks the US Administration for guidance and discovers even they aren't sure.

The winners of the Meininger's German Red Wine Prize

The 2017 vintage shone in the Meininger's German Red Wine Prize 2019. So did the Spätburgunders.

The three inventions that created the modern wine world

Robert Joseph identifies the three people and their inventions that created the modern world of mine - and none of them had anything to do with winemaking.

Bordeaux producer to launch region's first Riesling

Riesling, the grape most associated with Alsace and Germany, has found a home in Bordeaux. Sophie Kevany reports.

US to slap tariffs of 25% on French wines

The World Trade Organisation has cleared the US to hit EU goods with $7.5bn of tariffs. Wines from selected EU countries are on the hit list.