March, 2012

Smith Haut Lafitte

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in the Graves is to open a new €3m winery intended specifically for the second wine Les Hauts de Smith.

andre lurton

Credit Agricole Grands Crus is to take an 18% stake in one of Bordeaux's largest wine companies, Vignobles Andre Lurton, which will pass out of 100% private ownership for the

Flood damage

Wine growers in the Riverina district of Australia are recovering from a series of 'unprecedented' floods, which have blighted an otherwise promising 2012 vintage.


John Avery MW, one of the country's most renowned wine merchants and a towering figure in the UK wine industry, has died aged 70.

Terrace Heights Estate

John Forrest's February call for his fellow Marlborough growers to think about moving towards 'a self-enforced appellation system … with strict controls over yield and quality' broached a topic which,…

Theresa May

The drinks industry, including retailers and lobbying groups, have condemned the government's announcement on setting a minimum price on alcohol as 'simplistic' and 'doing nothing to tackle the root causes…


Vinoble, the bi-annual Spanish fortified and sweet wine fair, has been cancelled due to a funding shortfall.


Mondovino, the wine documentary that divided the wine world eight years ago, is to be shown in its full 10-hour version in London in May.

Retail giant Tesco's fine wine sales have risen by 50% over the past year following an overhaul of the company's higher-priced offerings.

joy of terroir, terroir,

After a record-breaking export year, Italy now has nearly a quarter of the global wine market, according to the latest statistics.