A winemaker in southern France has narrowly escaped prison after being found guilty of smuggling banned pesticides into the country.
California is heading for another strong vintage in 2013, according to producers, but some are concerned about tank capacity as the harvest draws to a close.
Watch our exclusive video with Jackson Estate's head winemaker Matt Patterson-Green talking about their range of wines including their signautre Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir...
Bidders hoping for softer prices at this year's Hospices de Beaune auction, following a high sales total in 2012, could be disappointed judging by the mood during this week's preview…
Analysts are split on the state of global wine supplies, with some warning that stocks are running at historic lows and others arguing consumers may see more deals from a…
This year's Hospices de Beaune auction will be the smallest for three decades, following a Burgundy 2013 harvest dogged by poor weather earlier in the year.
Loic Avril, of Heston Blumenthal's flagship Fat Duck restaurant in the UK, has been crowned the world's best young sommelier.
Bordeaux's Chateau Léoville Las Cases has had to write-off a portion of its 2013 harvest after vines were unwittingly polluted by smoke from a neighbouring estate.
Moet Hennessy and India's largest winemaker, Sula, are going to head-to-head as they seek to develop a taste for sparkling wine in the country.
An Italian court has annulled an earlier ruling restricting the use of the Barolo Cannubi name on wine labels, in a move that some believe will confuse consumers.
Taste Gold and Trophy winners from this year's DWWA, from 1 - 24 December 2013 exclusively at The Sampler
Christmas price offers on Champagne in UK supermarkets have started early, and could be even fiercer than usual in 2013, as Tesco's wine category manager says the group has a…
French wine merchant Castel is pursuing its trademark dispute in China at the country's Supreme Court and has said it will 'take any measures' to win.
Treasury Wine Estates has been accused of misleading shareholders by not warning them early enough of its plan to spend millions of dollars to destroy excess wine in the US.
The pace is fierce in Ningxia. This is a wine-growing region where 'old vines' means those that have seen out ten summers. Of the 110 winery leases that have been…
Watch our exclusive video interview with Matthew Day, winemaker at Klein Constantia talking about their sweet wine Vin de Constance ahead of their latest release, Vin de Constance 2008.
A Pinot Noir has won the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for best red wine in Australia for the first time, penetrating the duopoly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz over the…
Bordeaux 2011 wines on show at last week's Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasting in London received a mixed reception from the assembled audience of top critics and merchants.
The 2013 Sauternes vintage is shaping up to be a bright spot in an otherwise tough year for Bordeaux, according to several sources in the region, including Chateau d’Yquem's managing…
A Sauternes wine producer has said it has lost a tenth of its normal grape haul after they were harvested overnight by someone else.
China's richest have continued to get richer in 2013, but several wine and spirits companies have warned that consumer demand for premium drinks is more sluggish than expected.
Bordeaux hosted the 2014 Best Of Wine Tourism awards ceremony on October 14 at beautiful Palais de la Bourse (Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry). This ceremony was the 11th…
Santa Rita Estates is looking to plant more vines in Chile's Pumanque appellation, citing it as one of the country's most exciting up-and-coming wine areas.
An auction of 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards wines hosted by Christie's in support of the international charity WaterAid has fetched record sales.
Vranken Pommery Monopole has struck a more upbeat tone than some of its rivals after seeing Champagne sales rebound in the third quarter of its financial year.
Domaine Faiveley has seized a rare opportunity to expand in Burgundy's Gevrey-Chambertin appellation, by agreeing to acquire Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot for an undisclosed fee.
Thousands of bottles of wine that were part of this year's Decanter World Wine Awards are set to be auctioned by Christie's today to raise money for the WaterAid charity.
A Japanese wine has won a regional trophy at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) for the first time in all Decanter competitions, according to the newly-released results for this…
A Europe-wide police operation has uncovered a suspected organised crime network believed to be responsible for selling up to EUR2m-worth (US$2.7m) of fake Domaine de la Romanee-Conti wine.
Penfolds has held its first London Recorking Clinic since 2008, with collectors arriving with thousands of pounds of rare red wines from the iconic Australian producer.