In recent years, traditional wine critics have been increasingly supplanted by young influencers on Instagram and YouTube. Freshly returned from a 'Sommelier Bootcamp' Robert Joseph wonders if that new breed of communicators might be about to face a challenge of their own.
For some people, the quality of the coffee in their cup and wine in their glass really matters. Others are less concerned. To which of these groups are you selling your wine? Robert Joseph takes a closer look.
In the wake of the financial difficulties facing the US wine-tech startup, Pix, there is some argument over whether apps and artificial intelligence can ever effectively help people choose bottles of wine. Robert Joseph has a few thoughts on the subject.
Millions of words have been written about wines whose flavours have left a permanent impression on the people who drank them. Robert Joseph spares a thought for all the other bottles whose consumption went unremarked.
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.