Tax hikes are to blame for continued declines in UK wine and spirits sales, the industry body the Wine & Spirit Trade Association has said.
Rising sales of English sparkling wine helped retailer Majestic Wine post a slight increase in full-year pre-tax profits today.
Winemakers in New Zealand are hailing the 2013 vintage as 'one of the best in history', with a record harvest 28% bigger than last year’s crop.
Majestic has recalled and pulled from sale about 3,000 bottles of Chablis after a health scare involving elevated sulphite levels.
Chinese investors have acquired more than 300 hectares of vineyard land in Marlborough, according to local reports.
Wine was being made in France as early as the 5th Century BC, according to a new study of archaeological evidence found on the Mediterranean coast near Montpellier.
Chinese winery Chateau Hansen, based on the edge of the Gobi Desert, is set to sell a new icon wine for €500 a bottle in its home market.
Ageing wine on the ocean floor makes it more complex and open than its land-matured equivalent, according to an experiment by a Napa Valley winery.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild was the 'clear winner' of the Bordeaux 2012 en primeur campaign, according to a league table released by Sotheby's Wine Retail in the US.
Champagne has become the latest drinks category to gain protected status in China – meaning that it will be illegal for copycat products to use the Champagne name on their
A low alcohol French wine with 25 natural flavours, a boutique winery from Western Australia and a new wave Uruguayan producer were among the highlights at this year’s Winestars World’s…
The music of veteran Aussie alt-rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds features in a new tourism campaign celebrating the food and wine of the Barossa Valley.
Chianti Classico's economic model is unsustainable for many wineries because they cannot recoup the high production costs imposed by its strict rules, according to one of the region's leading winemakers.
Two new wines from Pierre Lurton and Denis Dubourdieu have been released to raise up to £100,000 for the British Winter Olympics Skeleton bobsleigh squad.
Jackson Family Wines is aiming to increase its production of ‘world class’ Pinot Noir with the purchase of a number of vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Wine production in South Africa is expected to reach an all-time high this year after the 2013 grape harvest outstripped expectations to reach nearly 1.5m tons.
Wine Australia chief executive Andrew Cheesman is stepping down as the organisation prepares to merge with the country’s Grape & Wine Research & Development Corporation (GWRDC).
Leading wineries are joining forces with Tourism Australia in an effort to raise the profile of the country as one of the world’s leading wine tourism destinations.
Tackling climate change, water restrictions, rising alcohol levels and changing consumer demand will be the focus of a new AUD$2.4m wine production training centre at the University of Adelaide.
Campaigners against the Scottish Parliament's plans to introduce minimum alcohol pricing have vowed to fight on, despite losing the latest stage in their legal battle.
Buyers have reacted positively to the release of Penfolds' latest batch of top wines – despite the distractions of a bumper day of Bordeaux en primeur releases.
Oyster Bay owner Delegat’s Group has made its first foray into Australia with the acquisition of Barossa Valley Estate (BVE), producer of E&E Black Pepper Shiraz.
Sixties screen siren Brigitte Bardot has added her voice to a chorus of calls from animal rights campaigners for Fortnum & Mason to end sales of foie gras.
Brunello producer Gianfranco Soldera has been expelled from the local Consorzio and sued for libel over newspaper remarks made in connection with sabotage at his winery.
Su Birch, the head of Wines of South Africa, is leaving the organisation after 13 years of promoting the country's wines around the world.
English sparkling producer Nyetimber is taking on the biggest names in Champagne by becoming the first English sparkling wine to win distribution throughout Japan – a country that loves its…
The 2011 Port vintage is set to become the first widely declared year since 2007, with the wines hailed as 'classics', with a character 'rarely seen in the Douro Valley'.
Australia is aiming to use its biggest-ever wine event later this year to challenge negative perceptions of the country's wine industry.
Exports of higher-priced Australian wine to China and the US are growing, according to new figures – but the industry remains cautious in the face of the strong Australian dollar.
A new fine wine auction website is aiming to become the 'eBay' of the wine trade by offering cut-price lots from a selection of merchants.