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Australia 2013 harvest 'biggest in five years'

Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2013

Australia's 2013 wine harvest was the biggest in five years, rising more than 10% on 2012 to hit an estimated 1.83m tonnes, according to the Winemakers' Federation of Australia (WFA).

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Political instability affecting French winemakers in Argentina

Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2013

Political instability in Argentina is pushing up production costs for French winemakers based in the country, prompting questions over the rationale for making wine there.

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Wally's Wine & Spirits launches auction house

Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2013

The new owners of landmark Los Angeles store Wally's Wine & Spirits are moving into the fine wine auction business with the establishment of Wally's Auction House.

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Brunello scandal: Argiano aquitted of adulteration

Date: Tue, Jul 9, 2013

Brunello di Montalcino producer Argiano has expressed its 'satisfaction' after a Siena court acquitted it of all charges related to the long-running Brunello tainted wine scandal.

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Italian authorities crack down on 'fake' Prosecco

Date: Tue, Jul 9, 2013

Italian authorities have employed a local oenologist to combat the rising problem of 'fake' Prosecco being sold in the Veneto region.

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Burgundy sales hit new record, says BIVB

Date: Tue, Jul 9, 2013

The Burgundy Wine Bureau (BIVB) has reported record export sales of €214.5 million in the period between January and April 2013, signifiying a return of sales figure heights last seen in the 2008-2009 campaign.

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Ireland's first purpose-built distillery for two centuries inaugurated

Date: Tue, Apr 16, 2013

Ireland's first purpose-built distillery for over 200 years - the Dingle Whiskey Distillery â€" is celebrating its inauguration by offering its first 500 casks of 'Founding Fathers' single malt to investors.

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New auction website aims for 'eBay' success

Date: Tue, Apr 16, 2013

A new fine wine auction website is aiming to become the 'eBay' of the wine trade by offering cut-price lots from a selection of merchants.

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Parker and Galloni settle dispute

Date: Tue, Apr 16, 2013

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and its former correspondent Antonio Galloni have settled their dispute out of court.

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Moscato drives US wine sales to new heights

Date: Tue, Apr 16, 2013

Sales of wine in the US hit a new record in 2012, spurred on by drinkers' growing thirst for Moscato.

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Bordeaux 2012: Chateau Gazin first release of en primeur

Date: Mon, Apr 15, 2013

As expected, Pomerol’s Chateau Gazin became the first Bordeaux estate to release its en primeur wine this week, coming out at an ex-Bordeaux price of €39, a reduction of 7.14% on last year’s price of €42 ex-Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2012: Pessac, Pomerol, Margaux among bright spots

Date: Mon, Apr 15, 2013

The dry whites of Pessac Leognan have come out of this year's en primeur tastings with a solid vote of confidence from Decanter's tasting team â€" followed by Pomerol and Margaux.

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Bordeaux 2012: Negociants 'serene' about 2012 but worried about effect on 2011

Date: Mon, Apr 15, 2013

Bordeaux negociants say they are ‘serene’ about the quality of 2012, but most agree that it will severely affect the saleability of the 2011 vintage â€" for the time being.

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Bill Koch wins case against Eric Greenberg

Date: Mon, Apr 15, 2013

After years of litigation, multiple failed cases and endless court appearances, billionaire William Koch has claimed the first scalp in his war on what he calls ‘wine fakers’.

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