June, 2012

Brunello tasters

New Decanter panel tasting system

Each panel tasting features three experienced tasters chosen for their authority in the category of wine being rated. All wines are tasted blind and are pre-poured for judges in flights…

Foie gras

California bans foie gras; Europe fights on

As California’s foie gras ban finally comes into force on 1 July, European opponents of the delicacy face an uphill battle to persuade the public against it.

cloudy bay

China to drink more white wine, says study

White wine consumption in mainland China is set to rise significantly over the next five years, according to a study undertaken by analysts Wine Intelligence.

Lafite flowering 2012

Jefford on Monday: The Beloved Twins

Bordeaux in the second week of June this year provided a compelling display of Atlantic moodiness. The clouds rolled in; the rain drummed down; proprietors averted their eyes as they…

Trump winery

Patricia Kluge leaves her Virginia winery

Patricia Kluge has left the winery she used to own a year after US property billionaire and former presidential candidate Donald Trump bought it in a foreclosure deal.

Olympic wine

Olympic wines will be Fairtrade

Fairtrade wine has a golden marketing opportunity after being selected to spearhead the launch of bespoke Olympic wines at London 2012.


Crushpad Napa warns closure imminent

Crushpad Napa has warned it is likely to close its operation if it fails to find funding, and has sent an email to clients warning that a 'wind-down process' is…