Haut-Brion launches premium wine

Clarence Dillon Wines, the company behind Bordeaux first-growth Château Haut-Brion, is launching a new range of premium Bordeaux wines.

Jefford scoops gong in Australia

Wine writer and Decanter columnist Andrew Jefford has been named wine writer of the year at the biennial World Food Media Awards.

Raccoons destroy German vineyards

Thousands of marauding racoons, descendents of animals released by Hermann Goering, have overrun vineyards in central Germany.

Mondovino effect still present

The controversial wine documentary Mondovino is still inciting strong opinions a year since its release in French cinemas.

d\'Yquem 2001 label

The 2001 Château d’Yquem vintage was released to Bordeaux négociants this afternoon.

Winemakers run riot in Macon

Police used teargas last week on rampaging Burgundian winemakers demonstrating against government-imposed cuts on wine yields.

Wine International magazine sold

UK wine magazine Wine International has been sold to William Reed publishing as part of a £2.2m deal, it emerged today.

BBR shop in Terminal 3

Venerable London wine merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd has opened its fourth Heathrow boutique in the giant airport’s Terminal 2.

Bordeaux harvest begins

The first grapes of the 2005 Bordeaux harvest were picked yesterday at Château Haut-Brion.

Beaujolais wines begin US offensive

The Beaujolais wine trade body, Inter Beaujolais, has begun a €4m, three-year plan to increase awareness of its wines in the US.

Stein attacks French wine

Award-winning UK chef Rick Stein OBE has lambasted French wine, saying the majority of it is mediocre.

Moët & Chandon sells 15ha of vineyard

Top Champagne producer Moët & Chandon has announced it is to sell 15ha of vineyards in a bid to buy more vines for its Dom Pérignon wine.