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> Moueix of Petrus: 2009 en primeur campaign at risk
December 11, 2008
The en primeur campaign for the 2008 vintage may not happen, warns Château Petrus owner Jean-François Moueix. Full story...

> Fine wine prices continue decline
December 4, 2008
Fine wine prices continue to fall, heard delegates at a conference on 2 December. Full story...

> Lagerfeld, Dom Perignon pay homage to Claudia Schiffer's breasts
December 9, 2008
Moët Hennessy Champagne brand Dom Pérignon is releasing a glass modelled after supermodel Claudia Schiffer's breasts, according to press reports. Full story...

> Wolf Blass: Australia will hit rock bottom
December 15, 2008
Australia will hit rock bottom in the face of competition from South Africa, veteran winemaker Wolf Blass has warned. Full story...

> German scientist logs Champagne cork speed
December 23, 2008
A German scientist has managed to register the speed of a Champagne cork as it leaves the bottle. Full story...

> NASA technology found to remove cork taint
December 10, 2008
A process designed by NASA scientists to remove airborne contaminants can eliminate TCA as well. Full story...

> Demoted St-Emilion chateaux return to 2006 classification
December 22, 2008
The French Senate has allowed the eight St-Emilion chateaux demoted in the region's classification to return to their 2006 status. Full story...

> Premier cru cousins interviewed together for first time
December 1, 2008
Opus One narrowly escaped being named after a San Francisco gay bar, and Baron Eric de Rothschild feels 'like a movie star' at tastings.Full story...

> America overtakes France in UK
December 16, 2008
American wine sales overtook French in the UK for the first time this year. Full story...

> Christie's closes South Kensington wine dept
December 17, 2008
Christie's is closing its South Kensington wine department at the end of the week. Full story...

These articles are the top 10 ranked stories viewed on decanter.com over the month of December 2008. They are listed from most popular (top) in descending order.