Investment analysis August 2011
Burgundy: a one-horse race?
Burgundy: a one-horse race?
The huge Australian harvest this year is 'out of step' with the realities of sustainable production, a senior executive has said.
Canadian province Ontario is leading the move toward lightweight bottling by setting a maximum weight on the wines it approves.
New Zealand turned out an impressive collection of wines this year, including this one...
Moët & Chandon has revealed that the 2004 vintage will follow the recent release of its 2002 Grand Vintage.
Auction house Christie's is stepping up its efforts in the Far East with the appointment of its first-ever head of wine for China.
Canterbury wine producers are reporting being largely unaffected by the latest Christchurch earthquake.
The Australian wine industry is rallying to support flood victims in Queensland with a raffle and a half million-dollar donation from Foster’s.
New Zealand wine producers have been warned a potential 300,000 tonne harvest in 2011 could have serious consequences for the industry.
A fungal disease has hit long-suffering Australian wine regions and is likely to drive more growers out of business.
A New Zealand winery more than a century old has gone into liquidation.
An online petition calling on Australians to drink local has been accused of protectionism.
A New Zealand wine will be the first to display its carbon emissions by the individual glass serving.
Jancis Robinson, one of the world's best-known wine writers, has pledged her support against the construction of a shopping mall on prime vineyard land in South Australia's McLaren Vale.
Long queues are expected outside Swedish wine stores when stocks of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti go on sale at less than half the current retail price.
The number of fine wine producers is on the rise in Australia despite the industry facing 'difficult times', Langton's has said as it releases its new Classification.
A Georgian archbishop has been awarded the Masi International Wine Prize for his services to the country's wine industry.
The second vintage of the world's most expensive Pinotage has been launched this week.
France’s Languedoc region claims a new grand cru and grand vin system will ‘simplify’ life for its consumers.
Drinks giant Constellation insists its retention of the Amberley Estate brand name after selling off the assets does not set a precedent for future divestments.
The founder of Great Western Wines has revealed why he sold his business to London importer Enotria.
A South African proposal to allow producers to water down musts would flout European law, says the WSTA.
Leading Victorian winery, Brown Brothers, has acquired Tasmanian producer Tamar Ridge Estates.
French scientists have discovered the secret to keeping the fizz in a glass of Champagne: pour it like a beer.
The 2009 vintage was billed as the year Asian markets would jump aboard the en primeur train but small allocations, high prices and a continued reluctance to buy wine as futures in China have been blamed for a less successful campaign than expected.
Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant has launched a publishing arm.
Bordeaux’s sweet wine producers are heading to the US to host after-work parties in a bid to make the category 'young' and 'fun'.
A leading fine wine merchant has questioned 'inadequate' allocations by Bordeaux negociants, and called for them to review their distribution in time for the 2010 campaign.
The 2009 vintage was billed as the year the Asian markets would jump aboard the en primeur train but leading merchants are now admitting it did not live up to the hype.
Big business and a lack of consumer knowledge are the latest challenges facing the wine industry, says Decanter columnist Michael Broadbent.