Unnatural labour practices in Puglia

Before returning to our visits to the Côte d'Auvergne in June, this week covers a controversy over the treatment of agricultural workers. On 14th August Eric Asimov, the wine writer for The New York Times, wrote an article published in The Business Times and also The New York Times International Edition about natural wine producer …

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How to name a wine: a look at different approaches

Apart from their brand identities, whether these be large or small in scale, and any collective appellations that designate a place of origin for a wine, be that on the scale of a country, a region, a county or a smaller geographical entity, wine producers still have to decide what to call each of the …

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What wines do most people drink?

I am often struck by the apparently huge gap there is between what we, as wine writers/critics of various descriptions, consider to be "interesting" wines, and those wines which are actually consumed by the vast majority of wine drinkers. How many of us (wine writers) taste the wines that the majority of our contemporaries actually …

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A tale of two wine fairs

This time next week the 2013 edition of the RAW wine fair will have opened and closed its doors in the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, while the 2013 London International Wine Fair will be into the second of its three day stretch at the Excel Exhibition Centre. The long established London International Wine …

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