August, 2014

Napa Valley Vintners pledges $10m to quake relief

Napa's main wine trade body has pledged $10m to a disaster relief fund as local wineries pick through barrels strewn across their cellars by the most powerful earthquake in Northern…

Napa quake is a ‘wake up call’ for wineries

A powerful earthquake that rocked winery buildings and threw barrels across cellars near Napa in California should act as a warning to producers, some winemakers believe.

Producer profile Château Calon-Ségur

It was once one of the most publicity-shy estates in Bordeaux, but today the new owners of this St-Estèphe third growth are laying out the welcome mat. But has this…

Blanc’s petits vins

Chef Raymond Blanc is in pursuit of the perfect wines to match his food, so what’s on his revamped wine list and why has he slashed the selection by half?…

Rias Biaxis

Rías Baixas grows up

The Albariño of Spain’s Rías Baixas was once a wine to drink young, but now it will last for a decade. What changed, asks Margaret Rand?

Napa wineries rocked by powerful earthquake

The most powerful earthquake to hit northern California for 25 years has left more than 100 injured and wreaked havoc in wine cellars across Napa Valley and Sonoma County on…

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild dies

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, owner of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Clerc Milon and Chateau d'Armailhac in Pauillac and of all the Baron Philip de Rothschild SA properties, died on August…

Magnum Fine Wines bought by Farr Vintners

Farr Vintners has bought fellow fine wine wholesaler Magnum Fine Wines for an undisclosed sum after founder Alan Rayne decided to retire from the wine trade.