Styles & Regions

Pressure on Ripasso

Ripasso is a major export earner for Valpolicella, says Elisabetta Tosi. Yet there are signs that it’s becoming a victim of its own success. 

Bone deep wines

As orange wines emerge on wine lists and retail shelves alike, Simon Woolf argues that orange is no fad, but a way to make some grapes sing.

The red from the South

Sales of Pic Saint Loup, a red wine from Languedoc, have soared. Elizabeth Gabay MW explains its appeal.

Picpoul, white of Languedoc

Once an obscure wine, Picpoul de Pinet is rocketing up the charts. Elizabeth Gabay MW charts its rise.

Lambrusco stages a comeback

Once a sweet industrial wine, Lambrusco is returning to its heritage. Michèle Shah explains what’s going on.

In search of new grapes

Australia’s major scientific body has spent decades working on grape crosses, searching for a uniquely Australian taste. Jeni Port has the story.

The king of the Franks

The once obscure Blaufränkisch is a red wine whose time has come, says John Szabo MS.

Birth of a blockbuster

Lugana, a fresh white wine from the Lake Garda region, became popular thanks to wine tourism. Elisabetta Tosi charts its rise.

The flat sparkling category

Sales of crémant should be exploding in line with demand for sparkling wine, but this isn’t always the case. James Lawrence asks why.

Cabernet Franc collaboration

While white and sparkling wines from the Loire are selling well, Cabernet Franc suffers. Rebecca Gibb MW takes a look.

Retail in Japan

Japanese wine consumers have a wide and deep range of buying options. Roddy Ropner explores the major outlets.

An Italian Renaissance

When a parish priest explored his new church, he discovered vines on the property. Stephen Quinn looks at what happened next.

Italy’s great white hopes

After years of being seen as a red wine country, Italy is making a big impact with its white wines. Wojciech Bońkowski analyses the trend. 

True grit

Excitement is building about wines from volcanic soils. Jim Clarke set out to learn more about this intriguing category.

La vie en rosé

It’s the trend nobody saw coming — the unstoppable rise of rosé. But, says Robert Joseph, rosé has risen and fallen before. Can it stay on top?