A white paper tackling wine legislation drawn up by French ministers and handed to the government last Thursday looks set to divide a nation.
Australian researchers are looking to genetically modify mildew-prone vines after identifying the mildew-resistant gene.
Professor Emile Peynaud, the forefather of modern oenology and a former Decanter Man of the Year, has died aged 92.
Champagne Le Pen could be on supermarket shelves in three years’ time as French National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen buys a 50% share of Champagne negociant François Daumale.
Veneto producer Serego Alighieri has bought a significant amount of land in Tuscany from the ‘father’ of modern Brunello, Ezio Rivella.
France cannot sell its wines abroad if they are considered a ‘poison’ at home Alain Suguenot, president of the French government’s viticultural studies group said on Tuesday.
The Californian wine industry is worth an annual US$45.4 billion to the state, a report revealed yesterday.
The vast majority of French wine producers are worried about the performance of their wines on the international stage, a report has revealed.
Threatened strike action in Bordeaux as an attempt to shore up prices has been dismissed as ‘lamentable and ridiculous’ by major negociants.
Sales of burgundy went through the roof in Dublin yesterday as thousands of James Joyce aficionadoes followed the route taken by the hero of Ulysses on a single day in
A microelectrical system that could help winemakers avoid drought and botrytis is to be showcased in Australia.
As French wine magazine La Revue du Vin de France looks set to be acquired by French publishing group Marie-Claire, reports suggest Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve will leave La…
A 105-lot collection from the cellars Earl Spencer - the brother of the late Princess of Wales - fetched over £100,000 (€150,000) at Sotheby’s yesterday.
Vines are being sent to Afghanistan by an organisation dedicated to replanting agricultural land destroyed by wars.
The first Bordeaux cru classé to be sealed under screwcap is set to hit the European market.
Australian sparkling wine producer Chandon has released the first ever high-profile bottle of sparkling wine under a crown seal.
Diageo, Sutter Home and Brown-Forman are set to market their wines as ‘low-carbohydrate’ as US authorities ease their stance on nutritional information for alcohol.
The French are not ready to hear what a documentary highlighting the problems of French wines abroad has to say, according to its director.
South Africa’s University of Stellenbosch is responding to the current trend in ‘garagiste’ winemaking by offering a course in home winemaking.
French industrialists are increasingly buying vineyard properties in order to lower their tax bills and increase their social standing, according to French newspaper, Le Monde.
Left and Right-wing ministers have asked the French government to consider removing wine from certain clauses in the strict Evin law.
Over 25% of Britons think that alcohol is good for their health, a survey has revealed.
The en primeur debate surrounding the quality of the 2003 Château Pavie has deepened with the highly influential American wine critic Robert M Parker Jnr breaking his silence to attack…
Following on from the runaway success of the wine brand Yellow Tail, larger Australian producers are set to cash in on the so-called ‘fun’ brands.
At a gala dinner to celebrate 100 years of the ‘entente cordiale’ between England and France, Jacques Chirac managed to avoid last year’s controversy over his choice of wine.
The CIVB has had its advertising slogan outlawed by the grand magistrate’s court in Paris.
UK supermarket Tesco has a new secret tasting weapon - ‘super-sensitive’ pregnant women.
Champagne sales in the UK hit a record high last year on the back of a hot summer. But the 2003 summer heatwave may yet prove to be a double-edged
The French government is considering proposals to reduce annual alcohol consumption in the country by 20% per head over the next 5 years, according to French newspaper Libération.
Australian winemaker Brian Croser has been awarded ‘Man of the year’ by Decanter magazine, recognising his massive contribution to the wine world.