Grape prices in California have hit a new high after a smaller than expected crop in 2011, amid rising demand for the state's wines around the world.
London wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd is celebrating a £25m bumper year for internet sales – with social media playing an increasingly important role in the company's business.
McLaren Vale's renowned Clarendon Estate Vineyards - supplier of grapes to Penfold's Grange and Eileen Hardy Shiraz - has been bought by California's Jackson Family Wines.
London's hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars stand to make an extra £300m from the Olympics - but there are major challenges to overcome as well, new research suggests.
Harrods has begun 2012 with two high-profile restaurant signings for the department's Food Hall: the Galvin brothers and Richard Corrigan.
A fresh approach and new ideas are promised after The Wine Society appointed Berry Bros & Rudd chief operating officer Robin McMillan as its new chief executive.
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, co-president of the Chopard luxury watch business, has acquired major Bergerac wine estate Chateau Monestier La Tour.
The Scottish Parliament is gearing up for a legal battle over its controversial plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol.
Plans to develop coal mining in Australia’s Margaret River wine region have been rejected – but campaigners fear their fight is not yet over.
Regular consumers of sparkling wine in the UK would rather drink English sparkling wine than Champagne, says a new report.
Wine exports from California are set to smash all previous records in 2011 after a 23% surge in shipments in the first 10 months of the year.
A small-production Australian Shiraz has earned global renown by being named the world’s best label in 2011 by the World Label Awards Association.
Retired Chinese basketball star Yao Ming is returning to his homeland – with a 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon launched under his name.
Boisset has continued its recent spending spree with the company's biggest deal to date: the acquisition of rival French wine giant Skalli.
Acceptance of screwcaps on wine bottles has more than doubled among UK consumers over the past eight years, according to new research.
The international wine trade has become one of the first industry sectors worldwide to agree a consistent system to calculate carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Burgundy-based Boisset has added to its portfolio of California producers by entering into a strategic partnership with Monterey's Lockwood Vineyard.
Renewed plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol in Scotland were today attacked as misguided and probably illegal by the drinks trade.
Russian sparkling wine producers are to stop using the Shampanskoye name on labels after an historic agreement was reached at the weekend.
Wine imports to Hong Kong are poised to break the US$1bn barrier this year after soaring by 65% in the first eight months of 2011.
Washington State Wine Commission boss Robin Pollard is to quit – less than four months after the head of neighbouring Oregon's generic wine body also stood down.
Sotheby’s failed to sell dozens of lots in its latest two-day wine sale in Hong Kong - indicating a 'stabilisation' of the market, the auction house’s head of wine said.…
Château Suduiraut is aiming to breathe new life into the Sauternes category with the launch of a new sweet wine aimed at younger drinkers.
Chinese wine consumers use the internet and social media to source information far more than their western counterparts, according to new research.
Prices rose and a new record was set at this year's Nederburg Wine Auction, which was marked by renewed interest in South Africa’s old and scarce red and fortified wines.…
Growth projections for US wine consumption have slowed amid increasing economic instability – with sales of Australian wine slumping by 12.5% last year.
The billionaire owner of Fiji Water, Stewart Resnick, has made his second major wine buy in a year with the acquisition of Sonoma Chardonnay specialist Landmark Vineyards.
Port producers in the Douro Valley expect yields to be down this year after being hit by hail, and extreme heat, in the past two months.
A 200-year-old bottle of Château d’Yquem has been sold for £75,000, becoming the most expensive bottle of white wine in the world.