Burgundy saved from mildew threat

The mildew plague sweeping through French vineyards has not caught on in Burgundy due to the recent cold weather, say local growers.

Chile to pull out of Vinexpo?

The UK head of Wines of Chile says he will advise bosses to boycott Vinexpo 2009 if air conditioning issues are not resolved.

Hail destroys half of Cote Rotie

A violent hail storm has destroyed over half of the Cote Rotie harvest with nearly total destruction of fruit on the vines in some vineyards.

Broadbent

Veteran taster and Decanter columnist Michael Broadbent MW has been appointed Honorary President of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

Mondavi exposé ‘painful and sad’

A new book charting the history of Napa doyens the Mondavis is set to cause a storm on its release next month – so much so that no review copies…

CRAV

The activist wine group CRAV has issued a one-month ultimatum to Nicolas Sarkozy threatening ‘action’, and possibly deaths, if the new premier does not help the struggling southern French wine…

Man charged over California wine blaze

US prosecutors have charged a Californian man with embezzlement and arson following a warehouse fire that destroyed US$300m dollars of wine.

Michelin to publish Tokyo guide

The first ever Tokyo edition of the Michelin restaurant guide will go on sale in November, the publishers announced today.