Richard Woodard

Domaine de la romanee conti

The US wine auction scene staged a revival in the first half of 2012, buoyed by the emergence of Chicago as an alternative location for sales, according to Acker Merrall

chateau d'yquem

Substantial price rises and new vintages fuelled growth for Moet Hennessy, the world's largest Champagne and Cognac company, in the first half of the year.

ewp

English Wine Producers (EWP) has unveiled a new logo and branding designed to reinforce its message about English wines to consumers and the trade.

Wiston

London wine merchant Corney & Barrow has taken its first English listing after being captivated by the 'structure and power' of the sparkling wines of Wiston Estate in the South

Riverina floods Australia

Wine production in Australia is set to hit a five-year low this year, impacted by the knock-on effects of widespread wet weather in the 2010-11 growing season.

bodegas LAN

In the first major takeover of a Spanish wine business by a Portuguese rival, Portugal’s Sogrape has acquired Rioja-based Bodegas LAN from its private equity owner for an undisclosed sum.…

Neusiedlersee

Neusiedlersee has been named as the latest DAC appellation in Austria – completing the family of DACs in Burgenland and the first to focus on the Zweigelt grape variety.

Kenwood

New York-based wine business Banfi Vintners has made its first foray into California with the acquisition of Kenwood Vineyards from sparkling wine and brandy producer Korbel.

Retail giant Tesco's fine wine sales have risen by 50% over the past year following an overhaul of the company's higher-priced offerings.

joy of terroir, terroir,

After a record-breaking export year, Italy now has nearly a quarter of the global wine market, according to the latest statistics.

romanee conti vanquish

Spectrum Wine Auctions has threatened alleged wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan with further legal action over claims that he tried to sell fake bottles at the company’s February auction in London.…

BBR

London wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has added to its portfolio of businesses with the acquisition, subject to contract, of fine wine importer Richards Walford & Co.

Premiere Napa Valley

The annual Premiere Napa Valley charity wine auction raised a record total of US$3.1m, breaking through the US$3m barrier for the first time.

china

Moet Hennessy is to make red wine for the Chinese market after investing in a high-altitude vineyard in the Yunnan Mountains near Tibet.

moscato

Moscato sales in the US have risen by more than 70% and the variety is now poised to take the UK by storm.

Katie Jackson

McLaren Vale's renowned Clarendon Estate Vineyards - supplier of grapes to Penfold's Grange and Eileen Hardy Shiraz - has been bought by California's Jackson Family Wines.

Robin McMillan

A fresh approach and new ideas are promised after The Wine Society appointed Berry Bros & Rudd chief operating officer Robin McMillan as its new chief executive.

Monestier la Tour

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-president of the Chopard luxury watch business, has acquired major Bergerac wine estate Chateau Monestier La Tour.