US Country Profile

Introductory Notes “There’s just like the faintest soupçon of, like, asparagus and there’s a, just a flutter of a, like a, nutty Edam cheese.” (The pretentious Miles, in a tasting at the Sandford Winery, in the film Sideways) Many people who...

Australia Country Profile

Introduction Australia’s past as a penal colony may not seem the most promising for the production of fine wine, but the country has successfully used its chequered past in the marketing of wines that are gutsy, full-bodied and in recent years increasingly fine. The...

Alert: Ukraine

Unintended Consequences: Impact of Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine on the Wine Sector  This article provides background information on Ukraine’s wine sector, and initial thoughts on the impact of the Russian invasion. It has been compiled mainly from Ukrainian web sources...

Chile Country Profile

Overview What’s 900 km long, 100 km wide and makes great wine? The answer is Chile. Spanning seven degrees of latitude, from 30 to 37 degrees south of the equator, its huge coastline and varied mountainous geography make it Latin America’s most exciting wine making...