Richard Woodard

Bordeaux vineyard

France is currently on course for a normal-sized grape harvest in 2013, but continued poor weather could yet jeopardise this year's crop, according to the country's agriculture ministry.

English sparkling wine, Chapel Down

English winery Chapel Down is to invest more than £4m in a 'significant' vine planting programme and to expand the company's fast-growing beer business.

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The Fladgate Partnership, the owner of Taylor's Port, has continued the trend of consolidation in the industry by buying tawny specialist Wiese & Krohn.

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Tax hikes are to blame for continued declines in UK wine and spirits sales, the industry body the Wine & Spirit Trade Association has said.

Champagne

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

Winestars World at LIWF 2013

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…

Barossa wine and food ad

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.

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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.

South Africa

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.

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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.

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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.