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How one French producer is navigating the US tariffs

What do you do when you discover that your inexpensive wines are about to be priced out of the market? This was the dilemma facing Quintessential Wines, the US importer of Georges Duboeuf. Andrew Chalk Reports.

How feasible is biodynamic wine production?

With growing consumer awareness of sustainability, more wine producers are looking at how they farm. How easy or difficult is it to go biodynamic? Richard Woodard looks at two examples.

Tough times ahead for the US wine market

The Silicon Valley Bank State of the Wine Industry Report has just been released and it shows trouble ahead for the US wine market. Felicity Carter has a summary.

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.

Who is the wine list for?

How much should diners be expected to know about wine? What happens if a diner doesn’t want to engage with a sommelier? Robert Joseph weighs in on a contentious debate.

How to raise the price of a wine

If a winery wants or needs to raise its prices, what are its options? Jeni Port considers four different models.

The online challenge for wine

Felicity Carter pays a visit to HAWESKO, Germany’s number one online wine retailer, to hear more about its digital strategy.

The secret to making a luxury wine

Billions have been made by turning functional goods into luxury items, says Robert Joseph. He admits he's a sucker for a Veblen good or two himself.

Sales of tariff-affected wines tumble in US market

The 25% tariffs on some European wines, imposed in October 2019, have hurt the wine trade on both sides of the Atlantic. Jeff Siegel hears about it from people on the front lines in the US.

Why Australian wine is so successful in China

Jim Boyce takes a close look at Australian wine in China and concludes that there's more to its success than the usual explanations.

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.

How do we solve the wine trade's flying problem?

The wine world takes sustainability and the environment extremely seriously. On the other hand, as Robert Joseph points out, people in the wine trade also fly a lot. How can those two things be reconciled? He has some suggestions.

The natural wine craze hits China

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