Loic Avril, of Heston Blumenthal's flagship Fat Duck restaurant in the UK, has been crowned the world's best young sommelier.
An Italian court has annulled an earlier ruling restricting the use of the Barolo Cannubi name on wine labels, in a move that some believe will confuse consumers.
French wine merchant Castel is pursuing its trademark dispute in China at the country's Supreme Court and has said it will 'take any measures' to win.
Treasury Wine Estates has been accused of misleading shareholders by not warning them early enough of its plan to spend millions of dollars to destroy excess wine in the US.
A Pinot Noir has won the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for best red wine in Australia for the first time, penetrating the duopoly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz over the…
Bordeaux 2011 wines on show at last week's Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasting in London received a mixed reception from the assembled audience of top critics and merchants.
China's richest have continued to get richer in 2013, but several wine and spirits companies have warned that consumer demand for premium drinks is more sluggish than expected.
Vranken Pommery Monopole has struck a more upbeat tone than some of its rivals after seeing Champagne sales rebound in the third quarter of its financial year.
Domaine Faiveley has seized a rare opportunity to expand in Burgundy's Gevrey-Chambertin appellation, by agreeing to acquire Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot for an undisclosed fee.
A Japanese wine has won a regional trophy at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) for the first time in all Decanter competitions, according to the newly-released results for this…
A Europe-wide police operation has uncovered a suspected organised crime network believed to be responsible for selling up to EUR2m-worth (US$2.7m) of fake Domaine de la Romanee-Conti wine.
Chile's white grape varietals, and particularly those in the region of Casablanca, look to have been hit hardest by the country's worst bout of frost in several decades, according to…
Hong Kong’s former first secretary, Henry Tang, is suing a US-based lawyer who questioned the authenticity of a small number of wines he sold via auction earlier this year.
Vinexpo has cancelled its 2014 debut show in Beijing and may not try again in future, after failing to secure a licence from Chinese authorities.
Berry Bros & Rudd's managing director has said the merchant's wine business 'remains pretty healthy', despite contributing to the firm's slide into the red during its last fiscal year.
New figures show weaker demand for Champagne in Europe has weighed on Moet Hennessy and its owner, LVMH, in the firms' financial year-to-date, but the groups are optimistic for the…
A Californian spring water company is the latest to draw the ire of Champagne’s ruling council, which claims to investigate up to 1,000 potential breaches of the region’s protected name…
UK officials are considering tougher rules for drinks wholesalers as figures suggest the government is losing hundreds of millions of pounds annually via illicit wine sales.
Jackson Family Wines' chairman, Barbara Banke, is still keen to add vineyards to her haul of the past two years, with owners across Oregon and California more willing to consider…
Olivier Krug is resolute in his defence of the Champagne house's refusal to release vintages, and warns against turning drinkers off by overloading them with technical information.
The former owner of Screaming Eagle, Charles Banks, has continued on the acquisitions trail in 2013 by agreeing to take control of California's Qupe winery.
Nick Baile MW, regarded as a seminal figure in UK wine retailing for his leadership of the Oddbins chain, has died.
France's health ministry has rubbished suggestions that it plans to put stricter health warnings on wine labels or that the government will raise taxes on wine.
Spain's financial crisis means Rioja must redouble efforts to find drinkers abroad, the new president of the region’'s ruling council has said.
Burgundy wine prices may have to rise due to violent hailstorms hitting the region's vineyards for a second year running, and leaving producers seeking government aid.
The owner of New Zealand's Jackson Estate has said he sees more growth opportunities in China than in the world's largest wine market, the US.
English wine producers are confident that this year's harvest can help them to banish memories of a rain-sodden 2012, as picking begins across the country.
Chile's agriculture ministry has declared a state of emergency after seeing the worst frost in decades pose a threat to vineyards and fruit farms.
Champagne Bruno Paillard has decided not to take legal action against rival Bollinger over a claim that it 'stole' Paillard's bottle design.
Beer has boosted half-year profits for Constellation Brands, but the firm's wine business had a mixed six months.