Sacramental wine produced in Bethlehem for a Christian charity based in the UK has finally been cleared for export by Israeli authorities following months of embargo.
The French government council has thrown out a move to reinstate eight declassified St-Emilion chateaux.
Californian wine company Sebastiani Vineyards is set to be sold to US wine group Foley for an undisclosed sum, it was announced yesterday.
A German scientist has managed to register the speed of a Champagne cork as it leaves the bottle.
A top Decanter tasting panel has praised a ‘fantastic’ 2006 vintage in the northern Rhone.
France’s two main newspapers have slammed the 2008 vintage, saying poor weather has jeopardised the quality of the harvest across the country.
As another difficult Bordeaux harvest nears its close, wine merchants in the UK are already calling for chateaux to reduce their prices after next year’s barrel tastings.
The Graves region of Bordeaux and Bourgeuil in the Loire have become some of the first appellations to do away with the traditional harvest start date, or ‘ban des vendanges’.
Dr Bailey Carrodus, the founder of top Australian wine estate Yarra Yering has died.
Anthony Perrin, the owner Bordeaux chateau Carbonnieux, has died of lung cancer aged 68.
Didier Dagueneau, one of the greatest Sauvignon Blanc producers in the world, has died in a flying accident at the age of 52.
The 2008 harvest in France will be smaller than in 2007, due to poor weather conditions and an ongoing uprooting programme.
Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank has bought the film rights to best-selling lifestyle book French Women Don’t Get Fat.
Vineyards in Washington are being bought and converted to marijuana farms by organised crime outfits, US state officials say.
UK crime writer John Mortimer says a glass of Champagne every morning is the secret to a long life.
Scientists are currently developing an electronic tongue that is set to be more reliable and sophisticated than the human palate.
A southern French winemaker has been injured and is currently under investigation after explosives he was making blew up in his winery.
An appellation in the south of France is looking to change its name in order to avoid being associated with a uranium leak at a nuclear power station in the…
Michel Reybier, the owner of Bordeaux second growth chateau Cos d’Estournel, has purchased iconic Napa estate Chateau Montelena for an undisclosed sum, it was announced today.
Prices of prestige cuvees from top Champagne houses are continuing to rise at an unstoppable rate, despite the current economic downturn.
The mother of the 17-year-old girl who died of heat exhaustion while pruning grapes in California has filed a lawsuit against the company that owns the vineyards.
The militant winemaker group CRAV has resurfaced with arson attacks on roadside speed cameras and telephone network hubs in the south of France.
Sauternes chateau boss Philippe Baly has launched an attack on official regulations that ban the use of potentially toxic products from vineyards.
Michael Hill-Smith MW, Decanter World Wine Awards regional chair for Australia, has been named Member of the Order of Australia.
It was the masterclass we could have sold five times over – a vertical tasting of Mouton Rothschild. OLIVER STYLES was there
Author and journalist Christopher Hitchens has launched a scathing attack on restaurants and sommeliers, calling them ‘barbaric’, ‘rude’ and ‘boors’.
Online advertising provider Microsoft AdCenter is removing all wine merchants from its client list in France, saying French legislation does not permit wine advertising online.
The director of cult comedy film Withnail & I drank 200 bottles of blue chip Bordeaux in just two weeks, he has revealed.
Chinese wine will conquer the world in terms of volume and fine wine, a recent study suggests.
Michelin-starred techno-chef Heston Blumenthal OBE has won a Conde Nast Traveller Innovation Design Award for his chocolate wine.