June, 2014

Burgundy Hail in Volnay June 2014

Hailstorm decimates vines across Burgundy

Burgundy winemakers have reported widespread damage to the 2014 harvest after a five minute hailstorm destroyed vines across the region on Saturday afternoon.

Doug Lehmann

Barossa’s Doug Lehmann dies

The Australian wine industry is mourning the death of Doug Lehmann from a suspected heart attack, almost a year to the day after his father died.

Andrew Jefford 2005 CIVB advertising campaign for Bordeaux wines

Jefford on Monday: No Grumpy People

French wine's increasingly effective lobbying arm is called Vin et Société. After a tendentious success in October last year, it has recently launched a new campaign – to try to…


EU and US at stand-off over .wine domain names

France is being broadly backed by the European Commission in its call for safeguards on who gets access to .wine and .vin internet domain names, setting up a potential legal…

Left Bank Bordeaux Cup 2014

EDHEC Lille wins Left Bank Bordeaux Cup

French business school EDHEC Lille has won the final of the 13th Left Bank Bordeaux Cup, with Oxford University second and Skema Business School, also based in France, coming third.

DWWA 2014 presentation ceremony video

DWWA 2014 presentation ceremony video

Watch the highlights video from this year's Decanter World Wine Awards presentation ceremony that took place at The Blue Fin Building in London on Tuesday 24th June.