France is on course to overtake Italy as the largest wine producing nation, according to new figures from the International Organisation of Vine & Wine (OIV).
Winemakers in Barossa and Clare Valley are splitting their vineyards into new sub-regions as part of a stronger focus on soil and climate in Australia's wine sector.
Many Bordeaux 2012 wines were showing well in the bottle at the recent Unions des Grands Crus tasting in London critics reported, but prices continued to concern merchants.
Jacob's Creek winemakers are keen to produce more wine styles part-aged in barrels previously used for Scotch and Irish whiskies.
Frost enveloped young buds in Barossa's vineyards this week, almost a year to the day since heavy frosts caused serious damage to vines in the region.
Australia's d'Arenberg winery is planning to build a AUS$11m, multi-storey tasting room and restaurant complex in the heart of its vineyards, modelled on the design of a Rubik's cube.
Chicago's Hart Davis Hart will hold its first Bordeaux-only auction at the end of this month, in what could prove a key test for signs of improved buyer confidence in
Thierry Roset, the chef de caves at Charles Heidsieck Champagne house, has died at the age of 55.
Sotheby's has sold a 114-bottle 'super lot' of DRC Romanee-Conti wines for more than US$1.5m in Hong Kong, reinforcing collectors' thirst for top Burgundy and setting a new auction record.…
This year's Cape Winemakers Guild Auction saw a record amount spent with red wines from three estates beating the previous top price for a lot.
A new drug that suppresses people's desire to drink too much wine has been backed by the UK body responsible for approving new medicines and health treatments.
Pier-Alexis Souliere, most recently of Est. restaurant in Sydney, Australia, has won the 2014 Young Sommelier of the Year award.
The winemaker niece of respected Spanish producer Raul Perez has died after falling into a vat of wine.
The winemaker and co-owner of highly regarded Sine Qua Non in California remains in hospital after crashing his motorbike, but has shown signs of improvement.
A tasting of the exalted 1964 Rioja vintage has shown both the potential value and the limits of this era in one of Spain’s premier wine regions.
Louis Roederer has launched a Brut Nature Champagne from the 2006 vintage in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck.
Bordeaux's image on the international wine market is hampered by a lack of premium brands that can appeal to mainstream consumers, the managing director of Baron Philippe de Rothschild has…
Takeover offers valuing Treasury Wine Estates at A$3.2bn have collapsed, leaving the Penfolds and Wolf Blass owner's current leadership to find a way to improve financial results.
London Cru, the winery in the heart of the UK capital, is to make its first English wine from the 2014 vintage after being impressed with the quality of this…
A majority of Cru Bourgeois chateaux have voted in favour of a plan that could sub-divide the classification into different quality tiers.
Ostracised grape varieties long consigned to the annals of history are being rehabilitated by winemakers in south west France, who see potential solutions to climate change, high alcohol levels and…
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars has opened a $7m visitor centre that allows tourists to sample wines while looking out across the vineyard that delivered the estate's victory against Bordeaux in…
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The new owner of Lafaurie Peyraguey in Sauternes is keen to buy more prime vineyard sites in the area, but will relinquish lesser terroirs held by the estate as part…
Super Tuscan estate Monteverro plans to significantly increase production of its top wines over the next decade.
Fierce bidding for thousands of wines amassed by ex-Cru restaurant owner Roy Welland has sent prices soaring above pre-sale estimates at a first auction in New York.
Fine wine buyers have spent August rediscovering their thirst for top Bordeaux, according to several traders, but talk of a full-blown recovery is premature.
Strong demand for premium South African wine propelled the 40th Nederburg auction to one of its highest totals, despite lower quantities released for sale.
Brunello di Montalcino's producer council has said it will take legal action against anyone found responsible for the stash of €1m-worth of falsely labelled wine seized by Italian police.
Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes intends to plant vines in Peru's Sacred Valley, near to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, to test the area's ability to produce wine.