Power lists

Wines off the grid

Making iconic wines and selling them at luxury prices is a challenging feat, especially in obscure regions, yet some wineries are managing it. Roger Morris maps their roads to success.

Who’s Who in Greece

Despite a decade of financial instability, the Greeks have built a thriving wine industry. Grigoris Michailos looks at the people who have helped make this happen.

Japan’s most notable sommeliers

The culture of ‘omakase’, or recommendations, means Japanese sommeliers are a force to be reckoned with. Roddy Ropner explains.

The Dutch communicators

Like everywhere else, old media in the Netherlands is giving way to the new. Cees van Casteren MW introduces the most influential communicators.

Ten years a tax-free wine haven

It’s been a decade since Hong Kong took the radical step of dropping duty on wine. Sarah Heller MW looks at how the wine scene has evolved.

Wine from the mine

A disused silver mine has become a cellar for one of Italy’s most notable white wines. Stephen Quinn goes underground to find out more.

History written in Rhône

E. Guigal in the Rhône Valley has always been a pioneer – and there are more projects on the drawing board. Felicity Carter speaks to Philippe Guigal.

Who is Who in Chile

After decades of resting on its laurels, Chile is reinventing itself as a new generation of winemakers gets to work. Eduardo Brethauer reports

Who’s Who in South Korea

South Korea is one of the biggest and most stable economies in Asia with a population that’s increasingly embracing wine. Debra Meiburg MW reports.

The breakthrough brands

There are brands that have defined the wine market. Maybe they brought a whole new group of consumers to wine. Maybe they changed the way that a category of wine was made. Maybe they opened up a new niche. Here, in the first of our two-part series, is a look at the brands that broke through.

Wine made for a party

A new wine Spanish wine venture is speaking to Millennials in their own language. Barnaby Eales reports.

China’s top influencers

When Chinese consumers want to know more about wine, they don’t turn to magazines. Debra Meiburg MW introduces the country’s true influencers.

The communal winery

The Madeira Wine Institute has created a novel scheme to help still wine production flourish on the island. Rui Falcão reports.

Russian influence

Despite severe restrictions on the dissemination of information about alcohol, Russia still has some influencers. Anton Moiseenko reports.