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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.

Inside the Chengdu wine fair

The Chengdu wine fair isn't just one event, but many. Robert Joseph gets into a taxi and heads out to take a look.

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.

Bordeaux's growers get help from their bats

Bats, once seen as undesirable neighbours, are now recognised as a grower's best friend. Bordeaux growers are encouraging them, as part of a raft of sustainability measures.

Climate change at the tipping point

A report on the the latest iteration of the Familia Torres climate change conference by Felicity Carter.

Ingenious ways to reuse bottles instead of recycling them

To tackle the problem of bottles ending in landfill, many European regions are turning to reuse. Barnaby Eales reports. 

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.

The back door approach to the US

Connecting with importers is the fastest way to get a wine onto a US shelf. But, says Roger Morris, there is another way.

New grapes in old French regions

The first steps are already being taken to introduce new, climate-appropriate grapes in French regions. Roger Morris reports.

Resurrecting Recantina

Stephen Quinn reports on an autochthonous variety pulled out by Napoleon’s troops, which has refused to retreat.

The appeal of the wine gift

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

The on-trade dilemma

Consumers today can pick up a bottle of wine, scan the bar code and instantly discover its retail price. This is a problem for the on-trade. Robert Joseph weighs in.

Sauvignon Blanc raises Touraine

AOP Touraine is on the rise, thanks to ever-increasing demand for Sauvignon Blanc. Rebecca Gibb MW explores the region. 

The quest to abandon pesticides

As climate change brings more virulent pests, grape growers need alternative pesticides. Sophie Kevany reports on the current options.

Perspectives - Ontario

While Ontario is a thriving market for wine, the government-owned Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has a monopoly on sales. James Lawrence spoke to exporters about what it takes to be successful in this market.