A WINNING FORMULA
Is there a right or wrong way to judge a wine award?
It is generally accepted that the judging of wine is an inexact science. But as consumers grow more sophisticated, and the point scores and medals come under closer scrutiny,it’s also a marketing conundrum that brands need to get right.
The UK’s insatiable thirst for sparkling wine
Can anything cause the UK sparkling wine boom to turn flat? With Champagne spending on the up in London’s best restaurants and a seemingly insatiable appetite for non-Champagne fizz, certainly not any time soon.
Has the bulk wine sector reached its peak?
The bulk wine industry is working hard to shake off negative perceptions and reposition itself as a guarantor of quality and efficiency. But with changing consumption and brand control, has the bulk sector peaked?
What’s preventing wine coming along for the ride in the booming travel retail market?
How all corners of France are refraining from complacency to stay on top
Coming into Port
Can single quintas introduce a new generation to the Duoro?
Hailing the cab
Why Chile is looking to the past for its Cabernets of the future
The Aussie Shiraz style shift
How Barossa and beyond are experimentingwith more nuanced styles of Shiraz
Chianti Classico’s best wines
Our Masters competition featured the firstUK blind tasting of the new Gran Selezione.
As supermarkets scale back ranges, merchants and online retailers make their move
Argentina is nurturing some of the bestfemale winemaking talent in the world
Conflicting studies into different closures could hold back environmental efforts
Gaining an edge
Why Tequila is suddenly the super-premium spirit to watch
Granting the leading figures in the industry their time in the spotlight
Pink, pale and preferably Proveçal – the growing trend in top-end rosé.