Chris Mercer

First growths

A majority of merchants surveyed by fine wine index Liv-ex believe that prices will edge upwards in the remainder of 2013, but experts warn the market is still weak.

Dauphine Vines

Organic viticulture, egg-shaped vats and infra-red technology are key winemaking techniques for the future of Bordeaux's vineyards and cellars, according to a group of early-adopting Chateau owners.

Powell

Barossa Valley winemaker Dave Powell has left Torbreck Vintners, the winery he founded in the 1990s, after his contract was not renewed.

Legend Cellars

A former employee of storage business Legend Cellars has been jailed for six years after stealing US$2.7m of wine from customers' lockers.

Mamba Awards 2013 The Harrow Riedel Decanter

Kooyong Estate's Faultline Chardonnay 2010 from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria and Yalumba's The Signature Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 from the Barossa Valley in South Australia took the top prizes in…