March, 2012

Smith Haut Lafitte

Smith Haut Lafitte plans new winery

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

Andre Lurton sells stake to Credit Agricole

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

Australian floods blight vintage in Riverina

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 dies

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

Jefford on Monday: Building a Future

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

Drinks industry divided on minimum pricing

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…


Spain’s Vinoble cancelled

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


Ten-hour Mondovino makes UK debut

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.