"We need to do more around diversity and inclusion." An Interview with Julian Gore-Booth, IMW

Julian Gore-Booth became Executive Director of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) in October 2022. Robert Joseph caught up with him to learn more about his plans for the IMW.

Reading time: 7m 30s

Piper Heidsieck - Going Sustainable as a B Corp in Champagne

Piper Heidsieck was the first Champagne house to be certified as a B Corp. Meininger’s talks to Emilien Boutillat, the company's winemaker, who was responsible for the certification of his brand, Charles Heidsieck and Rare Champagne.

Reading time: 7m 30s

Theresa Olkus: Her First Year as VDP Managing Director

It's been over a year since Theresa Olkus succeeded Hilke Nagel as managing director of the VDP. She spoke to Alexandra Wrann and Clemens Gerke about her first year in office at the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates, and the challenges of the VDP.

Reading time: 5m 10s

Travis Braithwaite: the Man Behind Michel Rolland's Multi-Country Wine

Young South African, Travis Braithwaite, persuaded the world's most famous wine consultant to join forces with him in creating the world's first super-premium, five-nation Bordeaux blend. Robert Joseph wanted to know how this all happened.

Reading time: 11m 30s

Commerce7 Connects Wine Lovers and Wineries

Thanks to the pandemic, many wineries finally embraced the digital world. Felicity Carter looks at Commerce7, one of the wine-focused digital offerings that flourished.

Reading time: 5m 

Interview: Kylie Minogue, Princess of Pop and Pink Prosecco

After publicly interviewing Kylie Minogue at ProWein, Robert Joseph had the chance to talk to her, one-on-one, about the background to a wine and wine cocktail range, launched in 2020 with Paul Schaafsma of Benchmark Drinks, that has sold 8m bottles in under three years.

Reading time: 9m 44s

From Auckland to Vienna: Meet Chris Yorke, Leading Austria’s Wine Export Expansion

Chris Yorke sits down to talk about what’s driving the growing demand for Austrian wine and wine tourism.

Reading time: 9m 45s

ProWein's Objective: Maintain Our No. 1 Position

When the fair starts on 19 March, Peter Schmitz, former head of Messe Düsseldorf’s international contract business, will have been in charge of ProWein for only 47 days. In view of this short time period, Michael Degen, Executive Director of Messe Düsseldorf, will retain responsibility for ProWein until the end of the fair. Clemens Gerke and Alexandra Wrann spoke with Degen and Schmitz about their view of ProWein and its wider environment as well as how they want to position the fair in the future.

Reading time: 4m 30s

How to Build a Best Selling No Alcohol Wine Brand

In 2013, former TV presenter Amanda Thomson launched a successful zero-sugar wine brand called Thomson & Scott. Six years later, she went on to create Noughty, a zero-alcohol sparkling wine that has become a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.

Reading time: 8m 30s