Renowned Rhone producer Michel Chapoutier has added to the natural wine debate by denouncing natural winemakers as out-of-touch hippies making defective wines.
Wine Australia has axed its controversial export approval panel with immediate effect, replacing it with a permanent company audit regime.
Bordeaux was 'arrogant' in its pricing last year, the managing director of Chateau Lafite has told Decanter.com as merchants call on Bordeaux to come down in price on the 2011s.…
The surge in foreign imports to Australia should be welcomed not feared, Australian wine professionals say.
January draws to a close. For a few of my friends, that means the end of an abstemious, alcohol-free month.
François Chidaine, a leading figure in Loire viticulture, has resigned from InterLoire’s executive claiming the organisation is incompetent and bureaucratic.
Marks & Spencer has announced it is the first UK high-street retailer to buy eight barrels of wine at the Hospices de Beaune.
The campaign for Burgundy's Cote d'Or Climats to join the UNESCO world heritage list has moved closer to its goal.
A Bordeaux court has overturned plans to set up a travellers' camp in the sweet wine district of Barsac.
Florence recently announced the winners of its 2012 Best Of Wine Tourism awards to five Florence area companies as well as honourable mentions to four properties by the local jury,…
Robert Mondavi's widow Margrit is writing her memoirs and her publishers promise full and frank revelations about her life with Robert Mondavi.
The first heats are beginning for the selection of finalists for the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup – one of the world's biggest amateur wine tasting competitions.
British sculptor Charles Hadcock has become the latest artist to have his work displayed among the vines of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte.
A new film about to be released shines a spotlight on the gruelling world of the Master Sommelier qualification – an exam less than 200 people have ever passed.
Wine writer Matthew Jukes has joined luminaries such as Sir David Attenborough and Alan Whicker in being named Honorary Australian of the Year.
There were 923 ha of vineyards planted in England back in 2006. By 2010, the figure had reached 1,324 ha; it’s probably around 1,500 ha now.
A Chinese man has been given a life sentence for illegally importing millions of dollars of fine wine into China.
It took 30 tumultuous years, but in April 2011, film director Francis Ford Coppola finally achieved his dream – the rebirth of Inglenook. Adam Lechmere looks at the history of…
E&J Gallo and Constellation have agreed to pay up to US$2m in an out of court settlement to consumers duped in the notorious fake Pinot Noir scandal.
Decanter readers will have read with interest Sarah Marsh MW’s very positive report on the 2010 Burgundies from the region that extends around 300 kilometres from north to south, with…
When, some months ago, a few Burgundy experts were suggesting that 2010 might be an even finer vintage than the 2009, it was hard not to be sceptical.
London's hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars stand to make an extra £300m from the Olympics - but there are major challenges to overcome as well, new research suggests.
Harrods has begun 2012 with two high-profile restaurant signings for the department's Food Hall: the Galvin brothers and Richard Corrigan.
Accolade wines is bolstering its presence in the Chinese market with the purchase of a majority stake in a Shanghai-based wine distribution business.
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A fresh approach and new ideas are promised after The Wine Society appointed Berry Bros & Rudd chief operating officer Robin McMillan as its new chief executive.
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-president of the Chopard luxury watch business, has acquired major Bergerac wine estate Chateau Monestier La Tour.
A bonza tasting, said our experts - at least for Australia. Rarely have we seen such disparity in the results between two wine regions in the same tasting. The following…
A Bordeaux wine merchant is guaranteeing the provenance of every wine it sells via its new online trading platform.
Scientists in New Zealand have proved for the first time that wine yeasts vary from region to region.