Chris Mercer

guess the wine name, wine quiz

How well do you know your wineries? Scroll through the pictures below and piece together the activity or object portrayed in order to find the name of a wine estate.…

fine wine cellar

Officials have launched a campaign to warn older adults in the UK about the dangers of alternative investments and to be sceptical about unsolicited phone calls to their homes. Forty…

wine cellar

Baghera Wines removed ‘five or six lots’ before its Geneva auction over the weekend, according to a report by The Independent newspaper, which quoted Baghera director Michael Ganne directly. Concerns…

guess the wine estate

Guess the wine How well do you know your wine estates? The picture puzzle above represents the name of a well-known New World winery. You can reveal the answer below.…

Giacomo Rallo, wines from Sicily, Donnafugata

Giacomo Rallo died suddenly in the morning of Monday 10 May, the Rallo family said in a statement released this week. He will be remembered as one of the pioneers…

bibendum plb

Conviviality, which also owns retail chain Bargain Booze, said it would use a combination of share placements and loans to fund its acquisition of the Bibendum PLB wine supplier. It…

Robert Holmes, wine photographer of the year 2016, Maysara winery

Entrants from around the world submitted their best pictures of wine to the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2016 competition. Robert Holmes was crowned this year’s winner for his…

Château Pavie barrel room, Bordeaux en primeur

The past few days have seen the first Bordeaux 2015 en primeur releases, with ex-negociant prices for Château Chasse-Spleen and Coutet both around 10% higher than for their 2014 en…

Bordeaux 2015, Graves

The best Bordeaux 2015 white wines were to be found in Pessac-Léognan, according to Decanter’s Bordeaux 2015 scores released last week. Smith-Haut-Lafitte’s 2015 dry white wine proved to be something…

wine cellar

Top wine consuming countries – OIV World wine consumption crept up in 2015 to 240 million hectolitres, the equivalent of 32 billion 75cl bottles, said the International Organisation of Vine…

The barrel of Château Palmer 2015 wine waiting to be auctioned.

Palmer and Sotheby’s will auction the 225-litre barrel of Château Palmer 2015 wine in Hong Kong on 4 June. The Margaux based estate has not yet released a price for…

Around one in 10 bottles of wine produced in Burgundy is Crémant de Bourgogne and the local producers’ union (UPECB) has agreed a new classification system. Alongside the standard Crémant…

A view of Penner-Ash in Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Jackson Family Wines’ latest purchase deal includes all Penner-Ash Wine Cellars’ business assets, such as the winery and six hectares of estate vineyards. But, existing owners Ron and Lynn Penner-Ash…