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Wine consumption falls again in Italy, show figures

About 8 hours ago

Wine consumption in Italy continued to fall in 2013, with the rise of beer and the decline of the family...

Maureen Downey

US collector sues Antique Wine Co over alleged fakes

Tuesday 22 April 2014

A fine wine collector has filed a lawsuit against Antique Wine Co (AWC) in the US city of Atlanta,...

En Primeur 2013

Bordeaux 2013: Chateau Margaux releases in quickest campaign for decades

Tuesday 22 April 2014

The flurry of Bordeaux 2013 en primeur releases has continued following Easter, with Chateau Margaux the...


Russian winemaker pays EUR8m for Prosecco producer Contarini

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Sparkling wine producer Igristy Vina has joined a growing number of Russian drinks firms buying foreign...

Champagne vineyard

Small-scale Champagne growers under threat, says union president

Tuesday 22 April 2014

The president of the Champagne growers union, Pascal Ferat, says he is concerned that many small-scale,...

Cape Mentelle Wallcliffe

Cape Mentelle drops legal challenge over Wallcliffe name

Thursday 17 April 2014

Cape Mentelle, the Margaret River winery owned by France's LVMH group, has bowed to pressure from local...

Charles Chevallier Chateau Lafite Bordeaux 2013

Bordeaux 2013: Lafite releases to energise 'flat market'

Thursday 17 April 2014

Two of Bordeaux's first growths, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild, have entered the en primeur...

Muriel cellar

Bodegas Muriel buys cellar housing 'legendary Rioja vintages'

Thursday 17 April 2014

Spain's Bodegas Muriel says it will gain access to a 16th Century underground cellar containing...

Barry O'Farrell

Australian politician quits over Penfolds Grange gift

Wednesday 16 April 2014

A leading Australian politician who has been forced to resign after failing to declare receiving a...

En Primeur 2013

Bordeaux 2013: 'Chateaux pricing to protect their pride'

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Disagreements between merchants and chateaux over Bordeaux 2013 prices have continued this week after...

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