Power lists

Vets in the vines

What happens when members of the French Foreign Legion retire from duty? Some head for the vines. Sophie Kevany reports.

No magic, just awesome wine

A new digital company, Wine Awesomeness, hopes to attract customers with interesting wine choices. Liza B. Zimmerman reports.

Poland takes to the New World

New World wines have become the fastest-growing segment on the dynamic Polish market. Wojciech Bońkowski analyses a surprising trend.

Putting the pieces into place

The world of wine relies too heavily on a handful of grapes, a situation that Wine Mosaic wants to change. Felicity Carter speaks to the founders.

A divided wine country

The valuable import market of Belgium is actually two separate markets. James Lawrence asks what it takes to be successful in either of them.

Powerhouse Australian distributors

Australia may be a small market for imports, but it’s lucrative and growing rapidly. Jeni Port identifies the major distributors.

50 years of Amarone

Cantine Bertani is credited with developing a wine style that has helped an entire region prosper. Felicity Carter reports.

A window to wine’s past

The library of rare books being assembled at Château Haut-Brion offers a glimpse into the evolution of food and wine. Felicity Carter paid a visit.

From viticulture to village

Thomas Duroux has a dream – one of a worker-friendly terroir that goes beyond the usual tenets of biodynamics and poly-agriculture. Roger Morris takes a journey with him into the trees.

Who’s Who in Hong Kong

It’s been almost a decade since Hong Kong removed its wine duties. In the years since, the special administrative region has become a powerhouse. Shenée Tuck reports.

Major distributors in Finland

The coldest country in the Nordics has an alcohol monopoly, says Ilkka Sirén. But its on-trade needs wine too, and that’s where the distributors come in.

The top distributors in Denmark

With more than 1,000 distributors at work in the Danish market, there’s somebody for everyone. Elsebeth Lohfert identifies the top ten.

The top distributors in Sweden

Sweden was partially de-monopolised more than 20 years ago and now has more than 1,000 importing companies. Vincent Arrhenius looks at the biggest.

Australia’s sophisticated market

While Australia has a laidback reputation, its wine drinkers have high levels of both knowledge and disposable income. Jeni Port reports.