Global consumption of Rioja wines hit an all-time record in 2013 as Spain's domestic drinkers rediscovered one of the country's best-known wine regions.
Pernod Ricard's chief excecutive has talked up the potential of the firm's fledgling winemaking venture in China, as government austerity measures hit the firm's Cognac sales harder than expected.
Winemaker Paul Hobbs is swapping comfort in California for a dormitory-style bed in his native New York state as he prepares the ground for a Finger Lakes Riesling he believes…
French wines lost market share around the world in 2013, according to new figures that a show a drop in exports from the country.
The new owner of Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey, multi-millionaire Silvio Denz, plans to restrict sweet wine production at the Sauternes estate to only the best plots of land.
Champagne drinkers in the US and Asia have shown they are willing to pay more for Pernod Ricard's Perrier-Jouet label, providing a rare bright spot in a tough last few…
China's supreme court has suspended a CNY34m (US$5.6m) fine levied on French wine group Castel over a trademark dispute with a local producer in the country.
Charles Banks has expanded his post-Screaming Eagle wine empire by signing a deal to take control of New Zealand’s Trinity Hill wine producer.
French president Francois Hollande will be confronted with an all-American wine list during his state dinner at the White House with president Barack Obama.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild managing director Philippe Dhalluin has visited the UK to give tasters a preview of its new vintage ahead of en primeur week for the first time.
The Austrian winemaker in a trademark dispute with Champagne Krug has said that agreeing to the Moet Hennessy-owned firm's demands would mean 'total submission'.
Krug, the luxury Champagne house, has expressed concerns that an Austrian wine producer of same name could be infringing its trademark rights.
Syria's civil war forced staff at the country's only commercial winery, Bargylus, to abandon the estate on the eve of harvest, nearly causing the loss of the 2013 vintage, according…
Beaujolais producers have distanced themselves from a local wine showing the controversial 'quenelle' sign on its label.
New Zealand wine group Villa Maria has acquired a further 41-hectare vineyard estate in the country's sought-after Gimblett Gravels area.
The chairman of Swiss perfume and decor group Lalique has added Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey to his collection of Bordeaux estates.
Heavy rain in the Bordeaux region has led to flooding in some low-lying vineyards.
Police divers have recovered the body of Chateau de La Riviere's ex-owner more than a month after his helicopter crashed into the Dordogne river, but Chinese billionaire Lam Kok is…
Sales of higher-priced presige cuvee Champagnes helped Moet Hennessy to buck an overall decline in the sector in 2013, but the company's results were mixed.
Red Obsession, the feature documentary on wealthy Chinese consumers' blossoming taste for top Bordeaux wines, has moved a step closer to release in the UK and France after winning two…
Heston Blumenthal has been forced to temporarily close his Michelin starred London restaurant Dinner after tests confirmed an outbreak of the norovirus vomiting bug.
Strong demand for the Krug 2003 vintage has led to several merchants selling out within hours of releasing their allocations.
A one-thousand-tonne boulder that tore through a vineyard in northern Italy has caused hundreds of thousands of euros-worth of damage, the estate manager has said.
Penfolds winemaker Treaury Wine Estates has seen its share price slide by 20% on the Australian stock exchange after weakening consumer demand in China forced it to cut profits forecasts.
Wine grape growers in Australia's Murray Valley have complained to the country's competition watchdog over price cuts that they claim could push many of them out of business.
Vinexpo's new chief executive has said he is listening to the show’s critics and that next year in Bordeaux will be a 'really different experience'.
A documentary film charting the rise and fall of convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan is in production and set to be complete by the end of 2014, according to producers.
Concerns are growing that Treasury Wine Estates is set to issue a fresh profits warning, after the Australian wine firm froze trading of its shares on the country's stock exchange.
Collectors' thirst for Burgundy in 2013 was not enough to prevent lower prices for Bordeaux causing a drop in Christie’s wine auction sales for the year.
Buyers refound their confidence at this year's Naples Winter Wine Festival in the US, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on Opus One, a collection of Krug Champagne and magnums…