Devil’s Advocate: Time to Rethink the Drink?

When a host says 'can I get you a drink?', they're rarely offering No-Lo wines or sparkling tea. Robert Joseph suggests that, despite not containing any alcohol, these are ‘drinks' too – and deserve rather more recognition than they're currently given.

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Devil's Advocate: The Wine Industry Has to Stop Being Tribal

Robert Joseph suggests that, if the wine industry is to combat the threat of Neo-Prohibitionism, it needs to work together  with producers of other forms of alcohol, to create a strategy, acknowledge some of its own failings, and to understand where its foes are coming from.

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Devil's Advocate: Why I'm Looking Forward to ´Wine Goes Tech`

On the eve of ProWein, Robert Joseph will be joining a number of illustrious speakers to discuss the way technology is changing the wine industry.

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Devil's Advocate: Is There Still a New World or Old World When It Comes to Wine?

The Court of Master Sommeliers has dropped the terms ‘New World’ and ‘Old World’. Robert Joseph considers the issue.

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Devil’s Advocate: Need to Know

Robert Joseph questions the accepted wisdom that wine education is the answer to declining consumption.

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Devil’s Advocate: Could Prohibition Make a Comeback?

As the US celebrates 90 years since the repeal of Prohibition, Robert Joseph looks back at the history of liquor bans globally and wonders if they are really a thing of the past.

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Alienation Between Politics and Business

Alexandra Wrann looks back at the politics of the past year and wonders whether it is still possible to come to pragmatic decisions that take account of the economic realities of the wine industry.

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Devil's Advocate - What's Wrong With Dry January?

Some members of the wine industry have raised their voices against the notion of giving up alcohol during January. Robert Joseph takes a different view.

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Is AI the Solution for Everything?

Alexandra Wrann explores ChatGPT's potential in the wine industry – but notes there are limits.

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