Colchagua Valley, Rapel area, Chile

At the risk of provoking absolutely no sympathy, there can be a pressure as a wine writer to feel you must be an instant expert on every region; something that…

Robert Holmes, wine photographer of the year 2016, Maysara winery

Entrants from around the world submitted their best pictures of wine to the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2016 competition. Robert Holmes was crowned this year’s winner for his…

Château Pavie barrel room, Bordeaux en primeur

The past few days have seen the first Bordeaux 2015 en primeur releases, with ex-negociant prices for Château Chasse-Spleen and Coutet both around 10% higher than for their 2014 en…

wine cellar

Top wine consuming countries – OIV World wine consumption crept up in 2015 to 240 million hectolitres, the equivalent of 32 billion 75cl bottles, said the International Organisation of Vine…

The barrel of Château Palmer 2015 wine waiting to be auctioned.

Palmer and Sotheby’s will auction the 225-litre barrel of Château Palmer 2015 wine in Hong Kong on 4 June. The Margaux based estate has not yet released a price for…

A view of Penner-Ash in Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Jackson Family Wines’ latest purchase deal includes all Penner-Ash Wine Cellars’ business assets, such as the winery and six hectares of estate vineyards. But, existing owners Ron and Lynn Penner-Ash…

Bordeaux wine harvest

En primeur 2015: The word inside Bordeaux It started innocuously enough with a headline on Monday morning in the local Sud Ouest newspaper that proclaimed the Bordeaux 2015 vintage was…

Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba and owner of Château de Sours

Jack Ma confirmed speculation in the trade about a new, annual Alibaba wine sales day on 9 September during a public discussion with Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi at the…

Etienne Hugel, Alsace wine, decanter

Etienne Hugel‘s sudden death at the age of 57 was announced by the Hugel family winery in Riquewihr, Alsace, on Sunday 10 April. Etienne, who succeeded his uncle Jean –…

The Wine Show

The Wine Show is scheduled to debut on the ITV 4 channel this Sunday, 10 April. Can it succeed where other attempts to create compelling viewing around wine have failed?…