Real Business of Wine

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Europe Behind the Scenes with Irene Tolleret

Irene Tolleret is one of the most entertainingly outspoken politicians you will ever see on any screen. While not running Mas d’Auzières, her successful little Pic St Loup domaine, since 2019 she has worked as a member of the European Parliament. As a fluent Japanese speaker, she is a member of the delegation to Japan,…

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Independents Day with Graham Holter and Mike Boyne

On the eve of July 4th, highly respected trade writer, Graham Holter, and Mike Boyne, award-winning owner of Bin 2 in Padstow, one of Britain’s most dynamic small wine retailers. lift the lid on how the UK’s independent retailers have fared during the CV-19 lockdon and what the future may hold in store for them.

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COVID-19: The Impact

Three months after the world really began to pay attention to COVID-19, Professor Simone Loose of Geisenheim University in Germany and Rob McMillan of the Silicon Valley Bank in California share their knowledge and research findings of how the wine business has been affected.

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A Focus on China

Over the last 25 years, no country has had a greater impact on the wine industry than China. From being a negligible market, it has grown to being one of the largest in the world, with a fast-expanding production base of its own. But, even for frequent visitors, this remains a mysterious country where people…

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Welcome to Season Two: Wine Unlocked

As we move into Season Two, we look back at the last 12 weeks – at contributions from people like Jancis Robinson MW; D’Lynn Proctor, the model for the Netflix movie Uncorked; Bordeaux expert, Jane Anson; Maggie Henriquez of Krug; Alice Feiring the queen of natural wine,: Dan Jago, former head of Berry Bros and…

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Writing, With Karen MacNeil

With over a million copies sold, Karen MacNeil tops the wine writing charts in the US. Hers was the only book that featured in the Netflix movie, Uncorked. Now she’s moved online with virtual tastings.

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Selling Wine at Every Level

Dan Jago has been at the head of Bibendum one of Britain’s leading wine wholesalers, Tesco’s global wine division – one of the world’s largest by volume – and Berry Bros & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine merchant. In other words, he knows A LOT about wine distribution, from presenting Pétrus and Le Pin…

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Talking Russia

Continuing the theme we began with India and Brazil, we look at Russia, one of the wine world’s most under-appreciated markets – where good wine is being produced, too.