Richard Woodard

Skalli

Boisset has continued its recent spending spree with the company's biggest deal to date: the acquisition of rival French wine giant Skalli.

screwcaps

Acceptance of screwcaps on wine bottles has more than doubled among UK consumers over the past eight years, according to new research.

Greenhouse Gas Accounting Protocol

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.

Real Companhia Velha

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…

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.

Robin Pollard Washington Wine Commission

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.

Nederburg

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.…

NYSE

Growth projections for US wine consumption have slowed amid increasing economic instability – with sales of Australian wine slumping by 12.5% last year.

Thys Loubser

Thys Loubser, CEO of crisis-hit South African wine and spirits giant KWV, has resigned his position with immediate effect.

Oregon Wine Board boss Jeanette Morgan

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.

Free the Grapes!

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.

Shaw-Smith

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.