Wine merchants and restaurants in Ireland have been left reeling by the government's shock decision to put a €1 tax increase on a bottle of wine from midnight on Thursday.
Police are hunting a gang of intruders after a multi-millionaire former California winery owner was found dead in his luxury mansion in Silicon Valley.
Majestic Wine shook off the effects of the wet summer to post a 3.9% increase in pre-tax profits to £9.2m for the six months ending 1 October.
Southern French co-operative union Les Vignobles Foncalieu has acquired well-regarded Corbieres estate Chateau Haut-Gleon for an undisclosed sum.
Winemakers in California are hailing the 2012 harvest as ‘outstanding’, with early estimates suggesting it could be a near-record crop at 3.7m tons.
Former Foster's wine business Treasury Wine Estates blamed a poor 2011 vintage for an expected 20% reduction in earnings in the first half of the company's financial year.
Building work has begun at a winery on England's South Downs which aims to set a 'new global standard' for sustainable wine production.
Low-cost supermarket retailer Lidl is spending £1m on its first ever premium wine range for the UK, enlisting a quartet of Masters of Wine to taste and rank the products.
Men’s lifestyle brand Playboy has launched a new online wine club offering ‘sinfully seductive wines’ and ‘sexy, spicy Spanish reds’.
UK wine importer Bibendum has sold the Argento Wine Company to the South American owners of Bodega Vistalba for an undisclosed sum.
Plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol in Scotland have hit their first significant hurdle – an objection from Bulgaria.
California’s West Coast Wine Partners has pledged to set a new direction for Sonoma-based Valley of the Moon Winery after buying it from sparkling wine giant F Korbel & Bros.
Hollywood star Robin Williams has put his Napa Valley villa and wine estate up for sale, asking US$35m for the property.
A new wine store in London’s well-heeled Mayfair wants to become the ‘pinnacle’ of wine retail and the best shop of its kind in the world.
Team mates of England cricket captain Andrew Strauss have marked his 100th Test match by presenting him with 100 specially commissioned bottles of wine.
A 1,200-page guide to the world's wine grape varieties, billed as the most comprehensive ever published and co-authored by Jancis Robinson MW, is published this autumn.
A fine wine broker and an online specialist in Indian wines are among the contenders for this year’s Orange National Business Awards.
Wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros & Rudd recorded a net loss in the year to 31 March, impacted by a dip in fine wine sales and unfavourable comparisons with
Wine giant E&J Gallo is to buy the Courtside Cellars business to feed growing demand for wines from California's Central Coast.
Celebrated Californian wine Screaming Eagle is a Napa Valley grand cru, not a cult, according to the winery's general manager.
The new owners of the assets of beleaguered custom winemaking company Crushpad are on the hunt for new facilities as they try to rebuild trust in the troubled business.
Bulk wine and lower prices are just a 'blip' for New Zealand and are part of growing up, according to Wither Hills founder Brent Marris.
The fabled wine cellar of celebrated restaurant El Bulli, which closed its doors last July, is to be auctioned off by Sotheby's.
Waitrose is set to be the first UK supermarket to sell a wine from China – a red blend billed as the perfect match for a Friday night takeaway.
Wildfires on the slopes of Mount Etna threatened the winery and vines of Passopisciaro, the Sicilian outpost of Tuscan producer Tenuta di Trinoro.
Champagne Bruno Paillard is threatening to take legal action against rival Bollinger amid claims that its new bottle shape is a 'servile copy' of Paillard's own packaging.
Clare Valley wine producer Taylors has put part of its first sparkling wine release under screwcap after trials found no loss of freshness or fizz.
Team GB aren't the only Brits celebrating Olympic success after sparkling wine from Gusbourne Estate in Kent took a starring role in a Games reception at Buckingham Palace.
Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, owned by Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir pioneer Richard Sanford, has filed for bankruptcy protection as the company fights off creditors.
A German Grüner Veltliner shocked its Austrian hosts by winning the first in a series of international comparative tastings of the varietal in Vienna.