November, 2012

Chateau Bellefont Belcier

Chinese owner of Bellefont-Belcier confirmed

As reported on in September 2012, Saint Emilion's Chateau Bellefont-Belcier has now confirmed its sale to a Chinese company, bringing the total of Bordeaux vineland sold to Chinese investors…


Wine investment standards body launched

The Wine Investment Association, a self-regulatory body designed to set standards for wine investment, was launched in London yesterday.


Dates set for El Bulli cellar auction

Dates are set for the auction of El Bulli's wine cellar, which could fetch up to US$1.6m for the now-closed restaurant's new research foundation.

Paul Schaafsma

Accolade plans major UK push for Hardys

The new general manager of Accolade Wines in the UK is on a mission to see Hardys competing 'at every price point' in the country's wine market.


Doubt about value of new Chilean denominations

Chile has approved three new regional denominations – Costa, Andes and Entre Cordilleras – which it hopes will show the country’s 'fantastic diversity as a producer of high quality wines…

Jefford Secret Visit

Jefford on Monday: The Secret Visit

A little over six months ago, I was standing more or less on the other side of the world. The weather, as I made my way up Stone Chimney Creek…

Aymeric de Gironde

Cos d’Estournel appoints new chief

Aymeric de Gironde, international commercial director of AXA Millésimes, has been appointed general manager of Chateau Cos d’Estournel.

Green Awards

Yealands Estate wins sustainability award

New Zealand’s Yealands Estate winery has beaten off global competition to be crowned the Most Sustainable Medium Business at the International Green Awards in London.