Overview: Specialist articles

SA No. 3: Yes, We Can: the Rise of Canned Wines

13/12/2018

Purist and pretension both start with P. So does ProWein, although the three need not inherently go together. Plenty of ink has been spilled elsewhere on what WINE can be: a cultural treasure, a sublime component of haute cuisine, a fabulous investment. This article is concerned with something else: what a WINE CAN can be.
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Specialiste article No. 2: Rare Air: High Altitude Vineyards

19/10/2018

One of the first things any student of wine learns is the classic climate types: Maritime, Mediterranean and Continental. The underlying conceit is that these three profiles encompass the entire range of optimal conditions for grape cultivation worldwide. A new generation of high-altitude vineyards — many available for tasting at ProWein 2019...
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Specialist article No. 1: China’s Wine Future

04/06/2018

While certainly few of us missed China’s rise to the position of a major economic power, that newly established prowess continues to fight the biased western preconception of wine and China. On the one hand we have the image of the Chinese wine drinker pouring cola in her Chilean Cabernet or ice cubes in his red Bordeaux, on the other the Chinese market is perceived...
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The New Road to the Far North

09/02/2018

There’s no imposing wall of ice rising to mark the winegrowing boundaries of the ‘Far North’. The truth is much more mundane – an academic distinction between what is “inhospitable” and what is merely “cool climate.” And that line is constantly moving. But the general public, and even many members of the wine industry, have yet to really notice...
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Natural Disobedience: The Success of Natural Wines Outside the Limelight

27/11/2017

ProWein 2018 – Specialist Article No. 2 / December 2017 Natural wine’s moment-in-the-sun has ostensibly come and gone, but natural wine is very much still present. We’re encouraging you to give this trend re-newed attention at ProWein 2018, because it will inform what your nose and palate are telling you at stand after stand this year: many crucial insights long-championed by natural ...
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Wine’s Trending Pursuit of Freshness: Why Less is More

20/11/2017

Wine boasts 6,000 years of documented history and a reputation woven in tradition and mystique. It’s an unlikely candidate for wholesale change. Yet the developing face of what we like to call The New Freshness is surprisingly dynamic and truly shaking things up. Young consumers are leading this break with the past, seeking out wines with a focus on fun and relaxation, ...
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