May, 2013

Jean-Guillaume Prats

Video interview with Jean-Guillaume Prats

Watch our exclusive video interview with Jean-Guillaume Prats, talking about his new role as President and CEO of Estates and Wines in The Moet Hennessy Wine Division.


Sonoma producers protest new labelling law

Small producers in Sonoma County are angered by new legislation requiring them to label their wines Sonoma County even if they are part of specific sub-appellations.


China grants Champagne official protection

Champagne has become the latest drinks category to gain protected status in China – meaning that it will be illegal for copycat products to use the Champagne name on their

Winestars World at LIWF 2013

Winestars selects its top 15 wines

A low alcohol French wine with 25 natural flavours, a boutique winery from Western Australia and a new wave Uruguayan producer were among the highlights at this year’s Winestars World’s…

Barossa wine and food ad

Nick Cave features in new Barossa ad

The music of veteran Aussie alt-rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds features in a new tourism campaign celebrating the food and wine of the Barossa Valley.

Coonawarra soils

Jefford on Monday: The Cactus Path

It was hidden away on page 16 of the 32-page proposal. Not in italics; not in red ink either. Perhaps it should have been. "One of the most disturbing trends,"…