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Wine Diaries Part 6: 50 Shades of Pink

As the northern-hemisphere summer gathers pace rosé wine sales approach their traditional annual peak. But is the seasonal nature of this business over? And what impact could this have on vintners who traditionally rush to sell out year-on-year? Tom Smart takes a look at a global market that appears to be maturing. 

Wine Diaries Part 6: 50 Shades of Pink

Wine Diaries Part 4: Top 5 Biodynamic Principles with Benefits

Biodynamic farming principles are nothing new. So why, almost 100 years after first being suggested are they beginning to gain traction? Tom Smart takes a look at the semi-holistic practices in greater detail, pondering whether they might be of benefit to the wider community and not just the vineyards who are championing them.

Wine Diaries Part 4: Top 5 Biodynamic Principles with Benefits

Top 3: Organic Tonics

You are probably more than aware that the world is in the midst of a gin revolution - it’s been difficult to miss. There simply isn’t enough shelf space to stock the bounteous supply of botanical delights now available. So where does this saturated market go next? Tom Smart ponders whether going organic might be just the tonic the industry needs.

Top 3: Organic Tonics

Wine Diaries Part 3: Warning, Contains Sulfites. The Viability of NSA/NAS Wines.

Sounds ominous, doesn't it? Which could explain why a growing number of consumers are pushing for a greater range of sulfite-free wine. Should you be taking note, or is it more hassle than it is worth for you and your vineyard? Tom Smart explores the science behind the warning label and the viability of sulfite-free/no added sulfites as an emerging market.

Wine Diaries Part 3: Warning, Contains Sulfites. The Viability of NSA/NAS Wines.

Wine Diaries Part 2: Drinking, mindfully

More and more people are cutting down their alcohol intake in a bid to improve health, ushering in a new wave of shoppers labelling themselves ‘mindful drinkers’. Could this be an opportunity for the skillful wine-maker to earn a share of a growing niche market? Perhaps, but only if they can deliver on flavour writes Tom Smart.

Wine Diaries Part 2: Drinking, mindfully