Styles & Regions

What's the future for wine crossover styles?

Wines aged in bourbon barrels and wine-flavoured beers are appearing on shelves. Jeff Siegel explores the wine crossover.

Australia’s great red wine hope

Penfolds Bin 389, a blend of Cabernet and Shiraz, is a hit in China. Jeni Port asks what this augurs for other Australian producers.

Crunch time in Württemberg

One of Germany’s largest wine regions is grappling with change. Clemens Gerke reports.

Soave at the crossroads

Soave is one of the great white wine regions of Italy. But it’s a struggle to get consumers to recognise this. Simon J. Woolf reports.

Natural wine's divide

An argument is going on within the natural wine community over the merits of glou-glou. Simon Woolf explains.

The backyard Côte d’Or

Silicon Valley’s technology barons are leading a winemaking renaissance in their backyard. Roger Morris reports

Regenerative agriculture in Bordeaux

Felicity Carter pays Domaine Émile Grelier a visit to see the future of viticulture.

Sicilia en primeur 2019

Felicity Carter visits Syracuse to hear about Sicilian wine and to taste the latest vintage. 

Wine with bats

Liliac in Romania is drawing on its Transylvanian heritage to help sell its wine. But Dracula is nowhere to be seen. Caroline Gilby MW reports.

Sauvignon Blanc raises Touraine

AOP Touraine is on the rise, thanks to ever-increasing demand for Sauvignon Blanc. Rebecca Gibb MW explores the region. 

New grapes in old French regions

The first steps are already being taken to introduce new, climate-appropriate grapes in French regions. Roger Morris reports.

Natural wine at home in Japan

Although Japan is one of the world’s most competitive markets, natural wine is finding open doors. Simon J. Woolf reports.

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.