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.
Increased sales of wines from South Africa, New Zealand and Spain helped retailer Majestic Wine to a 9% rise in pre-tax profit for the six months to the end of
What would you expect to pay for the wine country estate home of San Francisco 49ers’ legendary quarterback and winemaker Joe Montana? US$49m, of course.
A Japanese supermarket group is slashing the price of this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau and selling the wine in plastic bottles in a bid to beat the recession.
Online retailer Amazon.com has abandoned plans to sell wine in the US after the project hit a series of problems.
Alcohol consumption in the UK is falling faster than at any time in the past 60 years, prompting calls for more targeted efforts at reducing alcohol-related harm.
Climate change could force Australia’s Hunter Valley to plant alternative grape varieties to combat rising temperatures, spring frosts and a higher risk of disease, according to a new study.