Devil's Advocate: Learning From Hollywood Stars When Pricing Your Wine

Robert Joseph finds a link between the director of one of the greatest movies of all time and the world's most expensive Rosé.

Reading time: 4m

Devil's Advocate - Young People Really Care About Authenticity! Or Do They?

Robert Joseph questions a statement that many in the wine industry seem to be treating as a mantra.

Reading time: 1m

Devil's Advocate - Wine Producers and Supermarkets: an Unbalanced Relationship

When wine producers rely on big supermarkets to sell their wine, do they pause to consider whether those retailers share their business aspirations?

Reading time: 4m 15s

Devil’s Advocate – Forward to the Past. History Repeats Itself with Bulk-Shipping and Wine on Draught

Robert Joseph notes that, in some ways, the wine industry of the 2020s is increasingly beginning to look the way it did a hundred years ago...

Reading time: 3m 20s

Devil's Advocate - People Enjoy Wine More in Restaurants. Are you Really Surprised?

The wine industry focuses a lot of attention on the way wine performs in blind tastings and less on the way it is perceived by the people who actually drink it - and why. Top researchers are conducting studies but Robert Joseph impudently wonders if they are asking the right questions.

Reading time: 4m 45s

Devil’s Advocate – How does Luxury Wine Differ from Luxury Lingerie and Ice Cream?

Robert Joseph wonders whether the way luxury underwear and chocolates are defined might be usefully applied to wine.

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Devil's Advocate - Defending Michel Rolland's Five-Nation Wine Blend

Michel Rolland has announced the launch of a super-premium wine called Pangaea - the result of blending Bordeaux varieties from 5 countries. Robert Joseph, who previously embraced Penfolds’ French-Californian blend, defends the concept.

RT: 3m 30s

Devil's Advocate: Kylie Minogue, King Charles lll and the Lure of Celebrity Wines

Kylie Minogue has sold 8m bottles of wine & cocktails. Bollinger has a royal warrant, indicating it has been supplying its Champagne to British Kings & Queens for over 150yrs. Robert Joseph considers the enduring appeal of producing for celebrities.

Devil's Advocate: Match Competitors' Prices - or Take the High Ground?

Robert Joseph makes the case for taking the high ground, whether you're a 13th-century monarch or a 21st-century brand owner.

Reading time: 3m 15s