Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate has offered a ringing endorsement of the 2007 Port vintage, with 40 out of 59 wines tasted awarded 90 or more points.
NuKorc, the world’s second biggest synthetic cork maker, has filed for bankruptcy with estimated debts of AUS$4m.
US wine importers could face government action as the fall-out from the fake ‘Red Bicyclette’ Pinot Noir scandal in the Languedoc continues.
An exhausted Richard Woodard reports on the Festa de São João, a manic day (and night) of partying – and hitting people with hammers
Celebrated restaurant El Bulli is to become a non-profit foundation for ‘avant-garde gastronomy lovers’ when it reopens after a two-year sabbatical in 2014.
California’s bumper 2009 harvest is putting pressure on the premium end of the market, according to preliminary figures.
The value of French wine exports plummeted by nearly 20% to €5.5bn last year – their lowest level for a decade.
A San Francisco court has upheld an award of US$30m to the former CEO and ex-winemaker of Joseph Phelps for their share in the renowned Napa winery.
Traditional wine-producers like France must bolster their domestic markets as well as pursuing exports, according to a wide-ranging new report.
Collapsed wine merchant Cockburns of Leith has been rescued by a drinks wholesaler owned by former Glasgow Rangers Football Club chairman Sir David Murray.
French wine producers Jeanjean and Michel Laroche have formally merged to create AdVini – the country’s largest quality wine group.
Scotland's oldest wine merchant, Cockburns of Leith, has collapsed after becoming the latest victim of the economic downturn.
California wine shipments in the US fell for the first time in 16 years in 2009 as consumers turned to cheaper bulk imported wines, according to new figures.
Retail magnate Phil Wrigley has been named as the next chairman of Majestic Wine, replacing current chairman Simon Burke.
Asian fine wine buyers have shrugged off the downturn to spend just under HK$53m (US$6.8m) in a single day at a record-breaking Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong.
Former US Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will speak at this year’s Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) convention in Las Vegas.
Minimum pricing, higher taxes and marketing restrictions are on the agenda as the World Health Organisation (WHO) meets next week to tackle the global issue of alcohol misuse.
Demand in Asia for first growth Bordeaux is soaring in the run-up to the Chinese New Year – amid signs that China will become a serious buyer of en primeur
The demise of First Quench Retailing should not be seen as the 'death knell' for specialist wine retailers in the UK, says a leading supplier.…
Some of the wine industry’s biggest names are owed millions of pounds following the collapse of the First Quench retail empire, it has emerged.
English winemakers are hailing the 2009 vintage as ‘one of the best ever’, despite mixed weather conditions during a typical UK summer.
Majestic Wine has reported a surge in Christmas sales fuelled by Champagne and sparkling wine – and the collapse of Thresher.
The humble Gouais Blanc grape variety – once banned in Europe because of its poor quality – is the mother of leading varieties including Chardonnay and Gamay, according to a
The California Wine Institute has rubbished claims from an anti-alcohol group that it should be renamed the ‘Big Alcohol Institute’ and is a ‘tool’ of global drinks corporations.
Francis Ford Coppola is suing packaging firm Vinocor USA, alleging that its defective bottles and screwcaps ruined 55,000 cases of his new Encyclopedia wine range.
Japan’s Suntory group has bought a majority stake in China’s leading premium wine importer, ASC Fine Wines, for an undisclosed sum.
The world of wine is shrinking, with global consumption falling and the total vineyard area decreasing during 2009, according to new figures.
UK off licence Wine Rack has been rescued from the collapsed First Quench retail empire.
The era of the US$100-plus bottle may be over as the US recession takes its toll on Baby Boomers’ wealth, according to a new report.
Nearly 400 more First Quench wine shops are to close before Christmas, with the loss of nearly 2,000 jobs, the company’s administrators said today.