Cramele Recas, Romania’s largest exporter is also its biggest family winery. It owes its success to the skills of its British-born boss in listening to his customers, and in his ability to react to events like Brexit, as Simon J Woolf discovered.
Despite its long history of wine production, until the late 20th century, Sicily lagged behind other Italian wine regions. Since then quality has improved enormously and considerable investment gone into vineyards and wineries. We round up some of the latest developments.
Last week, Spanish wine expert David Schwarzwälder described the revolution that is happening in the vineyards and bodegas of Rioja. Here, in Part 2, he picks out some of the most exciting new wave producers and wines,
The vibrant young English wine industry has been hit by Post-Brexit and Covid costs, labour shortages and severe export hurdles. A rise in domestic sales has helped soften the blow. Barnaby Eales has the story.
Winegrowers are feeling the effects of climate change particularly keenly. In just decades – or even as soon as a few years – certain grape varieties will no longer be able to be cultivated in many regions. The heat-sensitive Pinot Noir is one of them.
James Lawrence searches for the Pinot Noir regions of the future.
Non-alcoholic beverages are in vogue. Wine without alcohol is becoming increasingly important in this growth segment. More and more de-alcoholised wines are coming onto the market. The quality of the products is steadily increasing. Germany's renowned wine trade magazine WEINWIRTSCHAFT has tested more than 160 non-alcoholic wines in the largest tasting to date.
Rosé wine is a veritable megatrend in the wine world. Growth can be seen in almost all markets. Clarete with its rosy guise, fits perfectly into this development. But beware: Clarete is its own style of wine. Darren Smith says we will be hearing a lot more about it.
Producers turn to Brittany, on the Atlantic edge of Europe, to make fresh, lighter styles of organic wine. If quality wine can be made in Britain, it can be made further south in Brittany, say wine producers in France.
From 11 to 1600 – in 1904 eleven founding members established the first wine cooperative in Mezzacorona, in Trentino. Since then, generations of families have devoted themselves to cultivating grapes and conserving their habitat.