Burgundy-based wine producer Boisset has completed the acquisition of rival négociant Antonin Rodet for an undisclosed sum.
Champagne’s bubbles are more than mere decoration – they contain up to 30 times more flavour than the wine itself, scientists have discovered.
Anyone saving those extra-special bottles for Christmas and the New Year might want to consult a new biodynamic tasting calendar – and hold off on the corkscrew.
Sinatra Family Estates has launched its first wine - Napa cabernet called Come Fly With Me.
Takings at this year’s Nederburg Auction were down 16% on 2008, with the economic downturn depressing prices across all categories.
Port shippers are reporting buoyant sales of the recently-declared 2007 vintage, with strong demand in the recession-battered UK market depleting stocks.
Researchers in Chile have embarked on a quest to find a ‘super-Carmenere clone' in a bid to improve quality and consistency of the country’s signature grape variety.
Investigators probing a huge wildfire that began at a vineyard owned by Constellation Wines believe a firework used to scare birds may have started the blaze.
South Africa has become the first country to approve a new hi-tech process which uses light energy to purify wine – and claims to dramatically reduce the need to add
UK wine retailer Majestic has reduced its minimum in-store purchase to six bottles after a successful trial over the past year.
French wine and spirits exports fell by almost a quarter in the first half of 2009, threatening to wipe out the gains of the past four years.
Diageo boss Paul Walsh has admitted that the UK drinks multinational is keen to buy Moët Hennessy – but only if the price is right.
Luxury goods giant Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy has bought a 50% stake in St-Emilion’s Château Cheval Blanc from its billionaire chairman and controlling shareholder, Bernard Arnault.
Reality television and the world of wine collide for the first time in a new US series which gives 12 men and women the chance to launch their own wine
Wineries in Chianti Classico will only be allowed to sell 80% of this year’s production in an effort to stabilise the market.
The owners of an award-winning Welsh vineyard say their business is under threat after the local council forced them to close their farm shop.
The first professional sake sommelier qualifications in the UK will start this autumn in London.
Wine mogul Jess Jackson believes he is backing a sure-fire winner with his latest venture – a range of celebrity-endorsed wines with an equine twist.
Debt-laden wine importer Ehrmanns, UK agent for brands including Blue Nun and Arniston Bay, has been acquired by an international wine investment fund.
Coffee chain Starbucks starts selling wine and beer in three Seattle outlets this week, part of an ongoing revamp aimed at turning around the company.
Burgundy house Joseph Drouhin is relaunching its Chablis wines under the Drouhin Vaudon banner, 40 years after the company helped to pioneer the resurgence of the region.
A white wine made by Spanish producer Torres has been given the all-clear after being caught up in a cyanide poisoning scare in Norway.
The owner of troubled wine retailers Threshers and Wine Rack insists it is committed to their future, despite auditors expressing ‘material uncertainty’ about their ability to continue trading.
The economic crisis has taken its toll on the Napa Valley’s annual wine auction, which has raised the lowest total since 2004.
China’s first fine wine auction has been hailed a success, with 93% of the lots sold for a total sum of RMB9.2m (US$1.3m).
Advanced DNA identification techniques could be used to prove the origins of fine wines, helping in the fight against fraud and counterfeiting, says a hi-tech US company.
Cross-border shopping and the economic downturn sent wine sales tumbling by more than 10% in Ireland during the first quarter of 2009, official figures show.
Researchers conducting a hi-tech inquiry into the origin of the ‘burnt rubber’ aroma found in some South African red wines have so far drawn a blank in their investigations.
A live online market place launched by merchant Bordeaux Index has turned over £1.5m in its first week of operation.
Berry Bros & Rudd is to close its Dublin wine shop this summer after ten years of operation, blaming high costs and an inadequate return on investment.