Thys Loubser, CEO of crisis-hit South African wine and spirits giant KWV, has resigned his position with immediate effect.
Leading Australian wine brands including Penfolds, Rosemount and Lindemans could soon be under Chinese ownership, according to media reports.
Oregon Wine Board boss Jeanette Morgan has quit her post after only seven months in the job, amid reports of growing dissatisfaction among staff at the organisation.
Campaigners for direct wine shipments in the US have had a mixed month, with Maryland poised to allow shipments, but Delaware refusing even to debate the issue.
Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset are celebrating the birth of twin baby girls, 18 months after their marriage united two of the wine world's most powerful families.
Australian cool climate wine producer Shaw + Smith has moved south to buy one of Tasmania's most prized estates: the Tolpuddle Vineyard in the Coal River Valley.
Family-owned Zinfandel specialist Seghesio Family Vineyards has been bought by Crimson Wine Group for an undisclosed sum.
Yohann Jousselin was named Piper-Heidsieck UK Sommelier of the Year last night – third time lucky after losing in the final in the previous two years.
French drinks group Remy Cointreau has completed the sale of the Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck Champagne brands to Societe Europeenne de Participations Industrielles (EPI).
The Blandy family has marked the bicentennial of its presence on Madeira by buying back control of the Madeira Wine Company (MWC), producer of brands including Blandy's, Cossart Gordon and…
German vineyards have been devastated by some of the worst frosts the country has seen for 30 years.
An email promoting a 'Beaujolais breakfast' at Corney & Barrow wine bars has been banned after advertising watchdogs said it could encourage irresponsible drinking.
The US overtook France to become the world’s biggest wine-consuming nation in 2010, according to newly-released figures.
London wine bar and restaurant business Balls Brothers has been sold to Novus Leisure for up to £7.85m after falling into administration late last year.
The long awaited new classification of St Emilion has moved a step closer following a meeting between French appellations body the INAO and leading chateaux in the area.
Rum giant Bacardi is one of about 12 companies to show interest in buying the Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck Champagne brands, sources in the region have told Decanter.com.
Chinese fine wine consumers are diversifying beyond Bordeaux and buying an ever wider range of wines from Burgundy and the New World, local merchants say.
California's 2010 grape harvest was down 3% on 2009's figure, but was still the third biggest crop in history, according to official estimates.
John Armit, the founder and chairman of London fine wine merchant Armit, is stepping down after more than 25 years at the head of the company.
A magnum of Chateau d'Yquem is being offered to the first runners over the line in this summer's inaugural Sauternes marathon.
A 237-year-old bottle of vin jaune from France's Jura region fetched a record price of €57,000 at a wine festival auction in the town of Arbois.
The Napa Valley may be set to become cooler as a consequence of climate change, according to a new in-depth study carried out for the local vintners’ association.
Champagne supplies are beginning to run dry after the sector staged a 'remarkable' recovery from the economic downturn, according to luxury goods giant LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton).
Singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh is set to become the latest well-known figure to sell off part of his wine collection at auction.
Chateau d'Yquem lovers will soon be able to buy it by the glass at a restaurant in London's West End.
The impending retirement of Spanish wine pioneer Miguel Torres has sparked speculation that one of his children will take over the family business – but which one will it be?
The head of Wine Australia in the UK has called for unity after another of the country’s leading producers withdrew its support for the generic marketing body.
Constellation Brands has completed the sale of a host of popular wine names including Hardys, Kumala and Banrock Station to private equity company Champ.
Alsace 'absolutely' needs a system to help consumers navigate the wildly varying levels of sweetness found in its wines, according to Olivier Humbrecht MW.
Twenty percent of vineyards in New Zealand will be farmed organically or biodynamically by 2020, according to a new target set by Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ).