Power lists

A private label in Italy

One Italian hypermarket has created a private label that’s a good deal for both consumers and producers, finds Michaela Morris.

The younger generation

There has been tremendous focus on the behaviour of US millennials. But what about elsewhere? Dr Gergely Szolnoki and Prof Dr Simone Loose, researchers at Geisenheim University, investigate the situation in Germany.

The sommeliers of Beijing

It’s tough being a Beijing sommelier. The hours are long, the pay is poor, and the customers argue. But, says Jim Boyce, there are rising stars nevertheless.

An expert looks at Germany

Sascha Speicher speaks to Sylvain Rouchy from Sopexa, who has considerable experience in Germany.

Wine’s first-tier city

Shanghai has the distinction of being the most populous city in China, and it’s home to the country’s top bars, wine stores and sommeliers, reports Jim Boyce.

Robert Mondavi Winery at 50

Winemaker Robert Mondavi was a pioneer of Napa Valley, bringing others along in his wake. Roger Morris looks at his legacy.

Brand battles

When a Champagne body took a wine educator to court, many saw it as a David versus Goliath battle. Jeni Port looks at the brand protection issues involve.

The maze runners

Palm Bay International is one of the USA’s largest wine importers. Roger Morris reports on how they bring wine from around the world to the American consumer.

Who’s Who in South Africa

In the past year or so, South Africa has become the darling of wine critics, who are enthusiastic about its new wave wines. Michael Fridjhon gives a snapshot of the industry.

Sustainable Sweden

Organic wines are booming in Sweden. Dr Gergely Szolnoki and Johannes Borchert from Geisenheim University set out to discover why.

Canada’s power sommeliers

Local writer Treve Ring has identified the top sommeliers in Canada, one of the world’s most important import markets.

Inside Africa

Africa is a continent made up of 54 separate countries, a number of which either have an emerging middle class or strong tourist industries, or both. James Lawrence sheds some light on the dark continent.

Tasting day in Sweden

With 431 stores throughout Sweden, the Swedish monopoly Systembolaget is the biggest wine buyer in the world. Felicity Carter discovers how the wines are chosen.

A Hong Kong institution

As Hong Kong’s wine consumers become more sophisticated, Watson’s Wine banks on reinforcing storefront trust. By Panos Kakaviatos and Robert Joseph. 

On the block

A look into the window of one of the US’s most notable wine bars reveals a new business model. Scott Saunders pays The Butcher Shop a visit.