A small-production Australian Shiraz has earned global renown by being named the world’s best label in 2011 by the World Label Awards Association.
Retired Chinese basketball star Yao Ming is returning to his homeland – with a 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon launched under his name.
Boisset has continued its recent spending spree with the company's biggest deal to date: the acquisition of rival French wine giant Skalli.
Acceptance of screwcaps on wine bottles has more than doubled among UK consumers over the past eight years, according to new research.
The international wine trade has become one of the first industry sectors worldwide to agree a consistent system to calculate carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions.
In an earlier verison of this story, we used the headline 'Fladgate buys up Real Companhia Velha', which suggested the entire company had been sold. In fact, the transaction concerned…
Burgundy-based Boisset has added to its portfolio of California producers by entering into a strategic partnership with Monterey's Lockwood Vineyard.
Renewed plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol in Scotland were today attacked as misguided and probably illegal by the drinks trade.
Russian sparkling wine producers are to stop using the Shampanskoye name on labels after an historic agreement was reached at the weekend.
Wine imports to Hong Kong are poised to break the US$1bn barrier this year after soaring by 65% in the first eight months of 2011.
Washington State Wine Commission boss Robin Pollard is to quit – less than four months after the head of neighbouring Oregon's generic wine body also stood down.
Sotheby’s failed to sell dozens of lots in its latest two-day wine sale in Hong Kong - indicating a 'stabilisation' of the market, the auction house’s head of wine said.…
Château Suduiraut is aiming to breathe new life into the Sauternes category with the launch of a new sweet wine aimed at younger drinkers.
Chinese wine consumers use the internet and social media to source information far more than their western counterparts, according to new research.
Prices rose and a new record was set at this year's Nederburg Wine Auction, which was marked by renewed interest in South Africa’s old and scarce red and fortified wines.…
Growth projections for US wine consumption have slowed amid increasing economic instability – with sales of Australian wine slumping by 12.5% last year.
The billionaire owner of Fiji Water, Stewart Resnick, has made his second major wine buy in a year with the acquisition of Sonoma Chardonnay specialist Landmark Vineyards.
Port producers in the Douro Valley expect yields to be down this year after being hit by hail, and extreme heat, in the past two months.
A 200-year-old bottle of Château d’Yquem has been sold for £75,000, becoming the most expensive bottle of white wine in the world.
Thys Loubser, CEO of crisis-hit South African wine and spirits giant KWV, has resigned his position with immediate effect.
Leading Australian wine brands including Penfolds, Rosemount and Lindemans could soon be under Chinese ownership, according to media reports.
Oregon Wine Board boss Jeanette Morgan has quit her post after only seven months in the job, amid reports of growing dissatisfaction among staff at the organisation.
Campaigners for direct wine shipments in the US have had a mixed month, with Maryland poised to allow shipments, but Delaware refusing even to debate the issue.
Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset are celebrating the birth of twin baby girls, 18 months after their marriage united two of the wine world's most powerful families.
Australian cool climate wine producer Shaw + Smith has moved south to buy one of Tasmania's most prized estates: the Tolpuddle Vineyard in the Coal River Valley.
Family-owned Zinfandel specialist Seghesio Family Vineyards has been bought by Crimson Wine Group for an undisclosed sum.
Yohann Jousselin was named Piper-Heidsieck UK Sommelier of the Year last night – third time lucky after losing in the final in the previous two years.
French drinks group Remy Cointreau has completed the sale of the Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck Champagne brands to Societe Europeenne de Participations Industrielles (EPI).
The Blandy family has marked the bicentennial of its presence on Madeira by buying back control of the Madeira Wine Company (MWC), producer of brands including Blandy's, Cossart Gordon and…
German vineyards have been devastated by some of the worst frosts the country has seen for 30 years.