October, 2013

d'arenberg, Chester and d'Arry

Producer profile: d’Arenberg

After a century of winemaking in McLaren Vale, this family-owned producer offers some of the best value in Australia. And it’s all done with guts and gusto, backed by tenacity…

Christies hospices de beaune 2013

Hospices de Beaune: Christie’s preview tasting

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…

Champagne glass

UK Christmas Champagne price war begins early

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…

Vineyard workers Chateau Hansen Wuhai Inner Mongolia

Jefford on Monday: The Gobi Wine Mystery

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…

Matt Day

Video interview: Matthew Day, Klein Constantia

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.

UGC Tasting

UGC Tasting: Bordeaux 2011s prove a mixed bunch

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.


Pernod Ricard, Treasury hit by China slowdown

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.

Domaine de la romanee conti

Police raids reveal suspected DRC wine fraud ring

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.