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NOT DROWNING BUT WAVING

Published:  23 July, 2008

Though the headline figure for the global surplus looks likely to decline for the third year in succession, the problem of over-supply continues to threaten the existence of wine producers of all kinds all over the world. In his latest update, Neil Beckett assesses the size, colour and increasing quality of the world wine lake

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THE TANNAT COUNTRY

Published:  23 July, 2008

Uruguay produces wine on a much smaller scale than its larger neighbours in South America. But as Christian Davis discovers, it is fighting bravely to make itself heard

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DRINK ARGENTINA

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Falklands, football, Evita, tango, gauchos... Everyone knows something about Argentina, but how many people know about its wines? Many more soon will, if Wines of Argentina's latest campaign is successful. Christian Davis reports

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SUNSHINE AND SHOWERS

Published:  23 July, 2008

Europeans often fall into the trap of thinking that Southern Hemisphere summers are as consistent as ours are fickle. But the 2002 vintage confounded that notion, with Australia experiencing its coldest-ever summer in some areas, and the south of Chile one of its wettest. Harpers reviews the mixed harvest in key New World countries

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On the move

Published:  23 July, 2008

In 2000, the big news for Argentina in the UK was the establishment of a new generic office. A year on, market share has not increased greatly and the country remains in the shadow of its neighbour over the Andes. Charlotte Hey asks the trade what Argentina should do now

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NO GOING BACK

Published:  23 July, 2008

Embroiled in economic turmoil, winemakers in Argentina are dealing with ever-increasing problems of supply, labour, distribution and revenue. So are they choosing to slash their output, prices or marketing budget, or is there a confidence and determination to battle through the crisis? Tim Atkin travels to Argentina to find out

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ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

Published:  23 July, 2008

Argentina has been plunged into financial and political disarray. With its fifth president in six weeks, the country is in dire need of stability and an economic rescue package. Monty Waldin, who was in Buenos Aires as the crisis escalated, reports on the threat to Argentina's wine industry, at home and abroad

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RED RIBAND

Published:  23 July, 2008

Despite differences in classifications and hierarchies between the Old and New World, there's one list that every Cabernet Sauvignon producer would love to be on. Anthony Rose presents his top 20 Cabernets from around the world

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WINES AND MISDEMEANOURS

Published:  23 July, 2008

Counterfeit trading has plagued the wine and spirits industry for decades. Now, increasingly brand-precious wine producers are finally getting to grips with this multi-million dollar rip-off. Maggie Rosen reports on the fight against fakes

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Fighting for Facings

Published:  23 July, 2008

Once derided as the epitome of naff, branded wines are enjoying an Australian-led renaissance, as Tim Atkin reports

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Up for Clicks and Grabs

Published:  23 July, 2008

Auction markets are becoming as fragmented and as global as any other sector of the trade. What is the scale of the threat to UK auction houses from US auction houses and dotcoms, and from the thousands of individuals bringing down the hammer remotely? Is the auction market being divided or expanded, and what lessons are there for the rest of the trade? Neil Beckett concludes a two-part investigation

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CHEVAL DES ANDES STEPS OUT

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Neil Beckett

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ARGENTINA TO OPEN UK OFFICE IN 2005

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Jack Hibberd

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FARR BORDEAUX AUCTION FIRST

Published:  23 July, 2008

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CHANGES AT CHATEAUX D'YQUEM AND PALMER

Published:  23 July, 2008

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CHATONNET'S ALTAIR LEADS SOUTH AMERICA'S ULTRA-PREMIUM PARADE

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Jack Hibberd

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UK REMAINS CHAMPAGNE'S NO. 1

Published:  23 July, 2008

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BUOYANT 2000 BORDEAUX AUCTION

Published:  23 July, 2008

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2002 BORDEAUX: MIXED FORTUNES

Published:  23 July, 2008

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CATENA'S VINEYARD DIRECTOR QUITS

Published:  23 July, 2008

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