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.

DWWA Sponsors

DWWA 2014: Thank You to Our Sponsors

The DWWA would like to thank our official sponsors of the 2014 competition for their continued support for the Decanter World Wine Awards.

DWWA 2014 judges main

DWWA 2014 judges by panel

This year's Decanter World Wine Awards was judged by 224 experts from around the world. Find out who judged in which panels plus read each of their individual profiles by…

Michel-Jack Chasseuil

Top French wine collector held at gunpoint

One of France's biggest wine collectors has had a lucky escape after gunmen held him hostage and demanded access to thousands of bottles of wine in his cellar.

Veuve Clicquot Baltic Sea

Veuve Clicquot to age Champagne in Baltic Sea

Veuve Clicquot has buried 300 bottles and 50 magnums of its Champagne in the Baltic Sea in an ageing experiment designed to commemorate the discovery of shipwrecked bottles in the…

En Primeur 2013 Denis Dubourdieu

Denis Dubourdieu buys Chateau Doisy-Dubroca

Winemaking professor Denis Dubourdieu has reunited two parts of the old Doisy estate in Bordeaux's Sauternes region after buying Chateau Doisy-Dubroca from Berenice Lurton for an undisclosed fee.

Mounir Sawma

Jefford on Monday: Learning On The Hill

Few regions have had worse luck with the weather over the past four vintages than Burgundy: a 30% shortfall in 2010; 25% down in 2011; only half a crop in…