March, 2013


Major port houses set to declare 2011

Most major port houses are expected to declare the highly-anticipated 2011 vintage over the coming weeks, with Sogrape Vinhos the first to show its hand.

Caro Maurer MW DWWA Judge 2013

Meet the Judges: Caro Maurer MW

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Decanter World Wine Awards, we're profiling a number of this year's judges, who are some of the world's most renowned wine experts. Our…

Paul Draper

Paul Draper honoured as ‘Winemakers’ Winemaker’

Paul Draper, the chief winemaker for Ridge Vineyards in California since 1969, was awarded the Institute of Masters of Wine's prestigious Winemakers’ Winemaker Award at a ceremony held at ProWein…

Gary Boom

Bordeaux Index opens Los Angeles office

London fine wine merchant Bordeaux Index has opened an office in Los Angeles to target fine wine investors and drinkers in the US, as well as overseas interest in California's…


Former employee jailed for Soldera sabotage

A former employee of Brunello di Montalcino winery Soldera has been sentenced to four years in prison after sabotaging thousands of litres of the celebrated producer's wine.

Germany Rhineland Palatinate

German wine exports continue downward trend

German wine exports slid by 15.2% in 2012 compared to 2011, continuing a declining trend from the previous year, according to statistics released by the German Wine Institute.

Lidio Carraro

Official Brazil 2014 World Cup wine revealed

Brazilian winery Lidio Carraro has beaten off competition from larger rivals to be the official wines supplier for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, to be held in Brazil.

Coppola winery

Coppola buys Geyser Peak

Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma announced last Monday that it has purchased Geyser Peak Winery in Geyserville.