Devil's Advocate - Is It Time for the Wine Capsule To Go?

Why do wine producers keep putting capsules on bottles? Robert Joseph considers the issue.

Reading time: 3m 15s

Devil's Advocate - Time to Take Back Labels Seriously

New EU regulations are going to force the wine industry to focus its attention on back labels. Robert Joseph argues that this is no bad thing.

Reading time: 4m 45s

Devil’s Advocate: Avoid the Value for Money Trap

Robert Joseph takes a different view of how attractively-priced wines are perceived.

Reading time: 4m

Devil's Advocate - Wine, Dance and Song

Robert Joseph suggests that wine is not all about terroir and food-matching.

Reading time: 2m

Devil's Advocate: Assyrtiko and Buttery Chardonnay. Niche and Mainstream

Robert Joseph takes a look at how some big companies are reacting to an increasingly polarised wine industry.

Reading time: 2m 30s

Devil’s Advocate: How Green are Today’s Young Wine Drinkers?

Robert Joseph takes a sceptical look at claims being made for environmental consciousness among the young.

Reading time: 2m 45s

Devil's Advocate: Distributors Are Saturated. What Should Producers Do?

Robert Joseph offers some advice for producers looking for distribution in a saturated market.

Reading time: 2m 20s

Alsace Riesling: Wrong Time, Wrong Place

In Alsace, a wine may only bear the grape variety designation Riesling on the label if it consists of this variety and has also been vinified dry. Is this the right decision? A commentary by Vincent Messmer. 

Reading time: 1m 55s

Devil’s Advocate – Barbenheimer: Making Opposites Attractive

Robert Joseph’s suggestion that wine marketers could learn from the effort studios put into promoting movies like Barbie attracted a lot of interest. Now he wonders if there could be lessons too in the numbers of people who chose to watch that film in a double feature with Oppenheimer.

Reading time: 3m