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
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.
Sotheby's has become the first auction house to launch its own Champagne, for sale online and in the company's retail store in New York.
English Wine Producers (EWP) has unveiled a new logo and branding designed to reinforce its message about English wines to consumers and the trade.
South African wine bottles will carry a new seal from later this year, designed to highlight fair labour practices followed by producers and their suppliers.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
After a record-breaking export year, Italy now has nearly a quarter of the global wine market, according to the latest statistics.
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.…
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.
Sainsbury’s has added an English sparkling wine to its premium own-label, Taste the Difference range, for the first time.
A new international awards scheme aims to recognise the outstanding contribution of 10 individuals to the world of wine over the past decade.
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.
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 sales in the US have risen by more than 70% and the variety is now poised to take the UK by storm.
Grape prices in California have hit a new high after a smaller than expected crop in 2011, amid rising demand for the state's wines around the world.
London wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd is celebrating a £25m bumper year for internet sales – with social media playing an increasingly important role in the company's business.
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.
London's hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars stand to make an extra £300m from the Olympics - but there are major challenges to overcome as well, new research suggests.
Harrods has begun 2012 with two high-profile restaurant signings for the department's Food Hall: the Galvin brothers and Richard Corrigan.
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.
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-president of the Chopard luxury watch business, has acquired major Bergerac wine estate Chateau Monestier La Tour.
The Scottish Parliament is gearing up for a legal battle over its controversial plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol.
Plans to develop coal mining in Australia’s Margaret River wine region have been rejected – but campaigners fear their fight is not yet over.
Regular consumers of sparkling wine in the UK would rather drink English sparkling wine than Champagne, says a new report.
Wine exports from California are set to smash all previous records in 2011 after a 23% surge in shipments in the first 10 months of the year.