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.

Reading time: 4m

The Changing Face of Wine: Re-evaluating "New World" and "Old World"

The terms New World and Old World have been used for decades to distinguish between countries of origin. M.Sc. Melissa Lohmeyer, Prof. Dr Gergely Szolnoki and Prof. Dr Siegfried Pöchtrager ask if these terms are still meaningful.

Reading time: 3m 15s

Devil's Advocate: Can we Ever Develop a Universal Language of Wine?

After decades of writing about wine and editing and judging other people's words on the subject, Robert Joseph wonders whether there will ever be a vocabulary that works for everyone.

Reading time: 4m

Guest feature: Sarah Heller MW on the Language of Wine

Sarah Heller, Asia’s youngest Master of Wine, is unusually well qualified to discuss wine communication in its broadest sense. An exhibited visual artist, TV host and wine columnist, she speaks English, Chinese, German, Italian and French with basic Korean and Spanish, and is one of the three key lecturers on the faculty of the Vinitaly International Academy.

Reading time: 4m 20s