Byron Young

Red Obsession and Wine In China

Red Obsession and Wine In China

Does China really love wine? This is the question I found myself asking as I watched Red Obsession. The movie was beautiful and eye opening; it shows how quality wine is associated with power and prestige for the people of China. But is it the wine that is loved or the symbol of power that [...]

Catching Up On South Africa’s Wine Industry

Catching Up On South Africa’s Wine Industry

Here lately I’ve realized that South Africa has slipped under my radar. It is not like I have been ignoring it but I haven’t been checking the usual places for news, either. So, what’s been happening with SA wine and where is it going? An article edited by Andrew Beatty, who is a news editor [...]

Plastic Vs Glass Wine Bottles

Plastic Vs Glass Wine Bottles

Are people really talking about putting decent wine into plastic bottles? They can’t do that; that’s… wrong! This is what I thought when I first heard that some quality wineries were seriously considering plastic packaging. After checking with a few industry sources, I’m not so sure that plastic is so bad. What if we did [...]