Power lists

A new club in London

When Grant Ashton admitted he was overwhelmed with wine, his friends confessed they were in the same boat. Adam Lechmere visits 67 Pall Mall, to see what they did with the overflow.

Who’s Who in Germany

In a decentralised country like Germany, it can be difficult to work out who the most important people are. Jürgen Mathäß has created a guide.

The top sommeliers in Germany

Germany is the world’s biggest import market and, as elsewhere, it’s sommeliers who are  the tastemakers. Sascha Speicher identifies the sommeliers making the most impact.

En Primeur in question. Again.

Is En Primeur on its last legs? Is it more important than ever? Who’s in and who’s out? Adam Lechmere enjoyed the annual festival of angst.

The lion of Walla Walla

In the famously collegiate wine industry winemaker Charles Smith likes to go his own way. It’s a strategy that’s brought him success, as Roger Morris reports.

Cuba opens its doors

The Caribbean island of Cuba has remained locked in Cold War hostilities with the US, long after other nations. But the ice is melting. Larry Walker asks what this means for wine.

The wine playground

Where do cashed-up wine lovers go to engage with wine? Adam Lechmere reports on Honest Grapes, the company that aims to offer wine with something extra.

Independents emerge in Poland

Although 80% of wine in Poland is sold in supermarkets, the independents are striking back. Wojciech Bońkowski reports.

A new type of urban winery

City Winery has everything found in the best wineries: a good winemaker, a keen audience, and fine dining. The only thing it doesn’t have is a rural location. Scott Saunders reports.

A great place to do business

Canadians have always had a reputation for being fair and polite people. Treve Ring discovers that the LCBO lives up to the reputation.

Who’s Who in Denmark

The Scandinavian kingdom of Denmark remains one of the most vibrant wine import markets in the world. Elsebeth Lohfert identifies the power brokers.

Pinnacle wine

Even today, the sparkling wine sector is dominated by Champagne. But one Italian company has been able to create a sparkling wine brand on its own terms. Felicity Carter visits Ferrari.