China’s first independent wine school opened in Shanghai this week under the aegis of wine writer, consultant and educator Simon Tam.
UK retailer Selfridges is set to petition for a change in the law after it was told by trading standards officials that it could not sell sip-sized samples of wine…
Screwcaps produce the largest carbon footprint compared to synthetic closures and corks says research conducted for a French closure company.
Leading French magazine Le Figaro has said that Bordeaux 2006 vintage could be as ‘sublime’ as the great 1982 vintage.
The mildew plague sweeping through French vineyards has not caught on in Burgundy due to the recent cold weather, say local growers.
The UK head of Wines of Chile says he will advise bosses to boycott Vinexpo 2009 if air conditioning issues are not resolved.
UK wine retailer Majestic has posted an 11% increase in profits on last year with premium wine sales and web business driving the boom.
A violent hail storm has destroyed over half of the Cote Rotie harvest with nearly total destruction of fruit on the vines in some vineyards.
Prolonging an already pedestrian En Primeur campaign, top Bordeaux chateaux will not be releasing their 2006 prices until after Vinexpo, decanter.com understands.
The directors of the annual Hospices de Beaune auction have signed a deal with Christie’s for the auction house to continue running its sales until 2010.
Veteran taster and Decanter columnist Michael Broadbent MW has been appointed Honorary President of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET).
As English wine week draws to a close it has emerged that UK consumers know and drink very little when it comes to wine produced in their own country.
EU agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel has cancelled a peacemaking trip to the Languedoc after being told to remain in Brussels, it has emerged.
A new book charting the history of Napa doyens the Mondavis is set to cause a storm on its release next month – so much so that no review copies…
Allocations of Chateau Leoville-Barton were released today with its price prompting both fear and understanding among UK wine merchants.
French winemaker Nicholas Joly has blamed consultants for the death of the appellation system in an outspoken attack on modern winemaking techniques.
The activist wine group CRAV has issued a one-month ultimatum to Nicolas Sarkozy threatening ‘action’, and possibly deaths, if the new premier does not help the struggling southern French wine…
American heiress Paris Hilton will be the new face of Bordeaux wines, decanter.com can reveal.
Top English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber has become the first estate to adopt a specialist insurance policy covering its wine ‘from grape to glass’.
The director of UK wine merchant BBR has called for Bordeaux chateaux to cut their prices by 70% citing ‘major concerns’ prior to this year’s En Primeur.
US prosecutors have charged a Californian man with embezzlement and arson following a warehouse fire that destroyed US$300m dollars of wine.
The first ever Tokyo edition of the Michelin restaurant guide will go on sale in November, the publishers announced today.
English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber will rival Denbies as the UK’s largest wine producer, it was revealed today.
Right-wing French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that he will give more freedom to wine advertising in France should he be elected in May.
Poorly-performing corks are the main culprits behind prematurely aged white Burgundy, says Clive Coates MW.
Living with a wine-nut is not all lunch at Yquem and trips to Australia, wine couples say in a forthcoming feature for Decanter magazine.
Champagne exports continued to soar in 2006 despite a drop in the UK market.
The Moueix family has bought a 31% stake in the company behind top St-Emilion chateau Belair.
French barrel maker Tonnellerie Boutes has lost over €100k of barrels in the wreck of container ship MSC Napoli off the UK coast.
A Bordeaux second growth chateau will be bottling wine under screwcap, it was revealed today.