Plumpton College has launched a training course for the UK wine industry thanks to European Union and DEFRA funding.

Keeping Oz wine on top

22 January, 2010

How can Australia stay number one? OLN and Australian Vintage invited some of the trade’s biggest names to discuss its future.

Given a sporting chance

24 April, 2009

With a strong currency and impending high-profile sporting events, South African wine is better placed than ever, writes Andrew Catchpole

The country's tongue-twisting wine names maybe hard to decipher, but they offer a USP for independents. Are producers anglicising brands enough to tempt the average UK consumer, asks Richard Woodard

With sales of French wine still sliding, retailers are looking to demystify a complicated category for consumers. Christine Boggis reports

Seasonal savings

31 October, 2008

Limited funds this Christmas doesn't necessarily mean skimping on wine. Natasha Hughes reports

Gina Gallo

31 October, 2008

The granddaughter of Julio Gallo,

Meet your makers

31 October, 2008

Christine Boggis meets some of the dynamic people behind California's eclectic wine scene

Top Californian climate scientists are investigating climate change and how it will affect grape-growing in the region on behalf of the Napa Valley Vintners' Association.

The golden state's winemakers reveal the pros and cons of going green. Christine Boggis reports

Seeing the bigger picture

31 October, 2008

Promoting regionality and more clout in the middle ground are key issues that California's wine trade needs to address in the UK. Christine Boggis reports from the sunshine state

Here comes the rain again

31 October, 2008

Patricia Langton looks at the 2008 vintage across the northern hemisphere

'Tis the season to be portly

17 October, 2008

To offset a rise in production costs, the trade's best performer in fortified wine will need to be even more stout and impressive this Christmas, says Graham Holter

New look for French sparklers

19 September, 2008

French sparkling wine brand Veuve du Vernay has been relaunched with new-look packaging.

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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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