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Is wine premiumisation a doom loop?

Damien Wilson, of Sonoma State University, has a warning for the US wine industry: wine premiumisation can be a path to ruin. He explains why.

Why are wineries using wax seals when so many people hate them?

Retailers and consumers alike complain that wax seals on wine bottles are hard to open and spread shards of wax everywhere. So why, asks Aaron Ayscough, do winemakers persist in using them?

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.

Time to rethink the restaurant wine ritual

The way that wine is offered in restaurants is confusing and bound to lead to problems, says Robert Joseph.

Four ways to make a winery more profitable

Delegates at the two-day Wine Industry IMPACT conference, held in Australia this September, heard about practical steps they could take to become more profitable - and take back control from distributors and retail chains. Felicity Carter reports.

The sham of authentic winemaking

If authenticity in winemaking is so important, then shouldn’t it mean something? Roger Morris thinks the word "authentic" has become meaningless.

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.

Natural wine's divide

An argument is going on within the natural wine community over the merits of glou-glou. Simon Woolf explains.

The birth of a wine brand

What does it take to launch a wine brand in the US? Roger Morris follows the creation of Kin & Cascadia.

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?

How scores changed the wine industry - for the better

Roger Morris thinks wine points are a sham. But he's also seen the profound impact that points have had on the US wine market - and he thinks it’s been positive.

How scores changed the wine industry - for the better

Roger Morris thinks wine points are a sham. But he's also seen the profound impact that points have had on the US wine market - and he thinks it’s been positive.

The battle over fungicides

The EU is tightening rules governing copper usage. Sophie Kevany looks at whether there are any real alternatives.

What should wine producers focus on?

Marketers advise wine producers to have a good story to tell when they approach the market. An increasing number of them also suggest that wine producers need a clear purpose for making the wines they do. But, says Robert Joseph, there's an even better reason for making wine.

Make wine great again

Is it possible to make wine the traditional way? Or are people wearing rose coloured glasses about the wines of the past? Robert Joseph ponders historical wines.