‘Hot’ is probably the best word for this year’s Auction Napa Valley—not just in terms of the bidding, which raised a healthy $14.3 million dollars for charity, but regarding the…

Mâcon vineyards in Burgundy

A letter sent to the head of the Mâcon producers’ union, Jérôme Chevallier, warned of deaths unless growers stop using pesticides in their vineyards. Local police are treating the anonymous…

Bordeaux 2015 en primeur wines at Grand Cercle tasting at Bellefont-Belcier

Among the most significant Bordeaux en primeur rise has been Chateau Canon 2015 from St-Emilion, up 55% to €60 ex-Bordeaux from its 2014 price of €38.50. Yet, several merchants reported…

euro 2016 and wine, jane anson

For the 2014-2015 season, Bordeaux’s football club Les Girondins gave a nod to the city’s main activity by designing a Maillot Grand Cru for their home kit. Tiny vines, coloured…

fine wine cellar

Officials have launched a campaign to warn older adults in the UK about the dangers of alternative investments and to be sceptical about unsolicited phone calls to their homes. Forty…

Rooftop Reds, New York vineyard

The New York vineyard, named Rooftop Reds, plans to release its first vintage from 1,400 square metres of vines in the Brooklyn Navy Yard industrial area in 2017. It has…

Chateau Montelena 1973

Why Chateau Montelena 1973 is a wine legend… This was the California Chardonnay wine that dethroned some of the most prestigious white Burgundies at the legendary Judgement of Paris tasting…

Argentina 2016 wine harvest, Mendoza

First look: Argentina’s 2016 wine harvest Weather associated with the El Niño phenomenon characterised the 2016 wine harvest in Mendoza. A cool and wet spring set the harvest back by…

Bill Koch's wine cellar, bill koch auction

All 2,730 lots were sold in the New York auction, named Wines from the Cellar of William I Koch, which lasted for 27 hours over three days. Total sales hit…

Vines in Châteauneuf du Pape

How much Châteauneuf du Pape do you have in your cellar? In the 1997 revision of his outstanding book on the Rhône (Wines of the Rhône Valley), Robert Parker said…

Krug, Champagne flute

Eric Lebel told Decanter.com during the Krug World Festival that the LVMH-owned producer may launch a rosé Champagne glass in partnership with a wine glass manufacturer. Krug launched its Le…

Copain Wines

Jackson Family Wines has continued its recent spending spree with the acquisition of California cool-climate specialist Copain Wines for an undisclosed sum.