Rooftop Reds, New York vineyard

The New York vineyard, named Rooftop Reds, plans to release its first vintage from 1,400 square metres of vines in the Brooklyn Navy Yard industrial area in 2017. It has…

Chateau Montelena 1973

Why Chateau Montelena 1973 is a wine legend… This was the California Chardonnay wine that dethroned some of the most prestigious white Burgundies at the legendary Judgement of Paris tasting…

Argentina 2016 wine harvest, Mendoza

First look: Argentina’s 2016 wine harvest Weather associated with the El Niño phenomenon characterised the 2016 wine harvest in Mendoza. A cool and wet spring set the harvest back by…

Bill Koch's wine cellar, bill koch auction

All 2,730 lots were sold in the New York auction, named Wines from the Cellar of William I Koch, which lasted for 27 hours over three days. Total sales hit…

Vines in Châteauneuf du Pape

How much Châteauneuf du Pape do you have in your cellar? In the 1997 revision of his outstanding book on the Rhône (Wines of the Rhône Valley), Robert Parker said…

Krug, Champagne flute

Eric Lebel told Decanter.com during the Krug World Festival that the LVMH-owned producer may launch a rosé Champagne glass in partnership with a wine glass manufacturer. Krug launched its Le…

Copain Wines

Jackson Family Wines has continued its recent spending spree with the acquisition of California cool-climate specialist Copain Wines for an undisclosed sum.

hail storm damage

Hail in Chablis Friday 13 May proved unlucky for Chablis winemakers after a hailstorm hit around 400 hectares (ha) in the area. It comes just two weeks after frost damaged…

Schist vineyards in Roquebrun, Languedoc, Jefford

Over the next couple of years, I’ll be intermittently profiling a number of France’s greatest wine co-operatives. For two reasons: first, because they often offer some of the best value…

Aimé Guibert, Mas de Daumas Gassac

Aimé Guibert died during the night of 14 to 15 May, his family said. He will be remembered as a larger-than-life character who did more than most to show the…

Tour de France riders near to Limoux in Languedoc-Roussillon

Winemakers in the Aude area of Languedoc-Roussillon had threatened to disrupt the Tour de France 2016 when it passed through their region, because the organising body had earlier signed up…