November, 2013

Opus One Collection

Asia's fine wine buyers have served a reminder of their financial muscle, with Christie's claiming a new auction record for Domaine de la Romanee-Conti in Hong Kong and rival Sotheby's…

Vines at end summer Pic St Loup

For many French winegrowers, 2013 has been a catalogue of anguish. Unhelpful flowering weather meant a generally poor fruitset, and brutal summer hailstorms cut swathes through a number of vineyard…


Duckhorn has become the latest Napa Valley winery to invest in Washington State and is preparing to launch a Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Red Mountain area.

Steven Spurrier

While 1982 is regularly touted as one of the finest-ever vintages, the decade as a whole was the most successful since the 1920s, says Steven Spurrier, who looks at how…

DWWA 2013 Retailer Awards, Majestic

UK wine retailer Majestic expects strong sales momentum for Prosecco to continue, after drinkers' thirst for the Italian sparkling wine proved a highlight of its financial half-year.


Just four months after being founded, Wally's Auctions has added to evidence that New York's wine auction scene remains buoyant in autumn 2013 after its inaugural sale fetched $2.68m.

Star Trek drinking red wine

I am not a Trekkie, but I respect scholarship, so apologies to any wine-loving Star Trek fans who consider the following detail elementary. Drinks served on Starfleet vessels and bases…