Jackson Family Wines winemaker Chris Carpenter is preparing to blend the first wine from the company’s latest McLaren Vale acquisition.
Online UK wine retailer Slurp has been bought by family wine merchant SH Jones after a lack of cash forced it into administration.
France has named Dijon, Lyon, Paris-Rungis and Tours as the country’s first 'Cités de la Gastronomie'.
The Fladgate Partnership, the owner of Taylor's Port, has continued the trend of consolidation in the industry by buying tawny specialist Wiese & Krohn.
Major Spanish producer Torres will release a new range of wines – including a 'niche, premium Cava' – over the next five years, according to company CEO Miguel Torres Maczassek.
The future direction of the appellation controllée (AOC) system in France, which dates back to the 1930s, is the subject of increasingly fierce debate, with many producers both inside and…
Decanter Man of the Year, Christian Moueix, celebrated the 100 years anniversary of the birth of his father Jean-Pierre Moueix (1913-2003) and the renewal of Chateau La Fleur-Petrus on Wednesday…
Kathrin Puff, winemaker at the award-winning Siam Winery in Thailand, reckons the unique climate she works in is excellent preparation for climate change.
The floods and hail of June have devastated agriculture across southwest France, from vineyards to fruit farms.
New Icewine protocols released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency aim to stamp out fraud prevalent in Canada's most recognised wine brand.
SOMM, a documentary that charts the rigours of achieving the elusive Master Sommelier qualification, went on general release in the US last week.
Bodgas Emilio Moro brought a taste of Spain to France, entertaining international partners and press on 17 June 2013.
On Saturday 14 June 2013, just before Vinexpo opened its doors, the Confrérie of the Hospitaliers of Pomerol gathered at the beautiful Chateau de Sales in Pomerol to initiate a…
Let me own up. I have a Sauvignon Blanc problem. It’s the variety of choice for millions, yet it really only gets my pulse racing if its creator has taken…
A new mineral water created by a 'water sommelier' claims to be the first expressly made to match fine wine and dining.
Wally's Wine & Spirits, the biggest wine merchant in Los Angeles, has been bought by Maurice and Paul Marciano, co-founders of fashion business Guess.
Police in Bordeaux have taken five men into custody on suspicion of stealing and selling on high-end wines including Petrus, Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Le Pin and Yquem.
Jean Claude Berrouet – best known for his 44 years as director of Petrus in Pomerol – has been consulting at Chateau Lafon Rochet since the 2012 vintage, but the…
Robert Mondavi Winery has renamed a block of the renowned To Kalon vineyard 'Robert's Block' in honour of the late patriarch in his centenary year.
Tax hikes are to blame for continued declines in UK wine and spirits sales, the industry body the Wine & Spirit Trade Association has said.
Champagne Jacquart has just lauched its new prestige cuvée, the Alpha 2005.
The threat of punitive controls on French wine imports to China appears to have receded, with the Ministry of Commerce signalling it has not yet begun looking at the possibility…
Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superior organised a 'China Night' during this year’s Vinexpo introducing a host of Chinese importers to the region’s winemakrs.
Bordeaux negociant house Bordeaux Vins Selection (BVS) has launched a suit against La Commanderie de Bordeaux, and specifically the Grand Maitre of the Commanderie, Emmanuel Cruse, for commercial damages after…
Francois Lamarche, winemaker and owner of Domaine Lamarche in Burgundys Vosne-Romanee, died on Tuesday afternoon following a tractor accident at his family's holiday home in Baudrieres, also in Burgundy.