The production of wine in Arab countries around the Mediterranean is on the increase, with Syria set to begin production within two years.

chateau monty

UK wine writer Monty Waldin is to feature in a new television series on Channel 4, charting his attempt to produce biodynamic wine in France, has learned.

Cornas vineyards under threat

Two vineyards in the northern Rhone appellation of Cornas are under threat to a local building project, it has emerged.

French harvest smallest since 2003

The French wine harvest is expected to produce just under 50m hectolitres of wine, the lowest production level since 2003, says the French agriculture ministry.

Compound discovery set to revolutionise wine world

In what scientists are hailing as the greatest breakthrough in a generation, Australian researchers have identified the aromatic compound that produces the black pepper smell in red wine.

Barton defends Bordeaux pricing

Bordeaux proprietor Anthony Barton has said that high prices for the 2006 vintage are reasonable, comparing the campaign to that of the 1989 vintage.