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McGovern resigns as head of Wine Australia UK

Date: Tue, Sep 7, 2010

Lisa McGovern, the regional director of Wine Australia for the UK, Ireland and Europe, has resigned.

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Sherry bodegas fined: correction

Date: Mon, Sep 6, 2010

On 9 August we published an article entitled 'Nine sherry bodegas fined €7m for breaching competition rules'. We would like to correct certain misleading statements in the story.

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Thierry Manoncourt of Chateau Figeac: obituary

Date: Mon, Sep 6, 2010

Over 1000 mourners attended the funeral of Thierry Manoncourt of Chateau Figeac, who has died aged 92.

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Boissenot: danger of unripe wines if no rain

Date: Mon, Sep 6, 2010

If Bordeaux does not have rain by 10 September, top consultant Jacques Boissenot may advise clients to pick at less than full phenolic maturity â€" causing a risk of greenness in the wines.

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Australia banned from using Champagne, Sherry and Port on labels

Date: Fri, Sep 3, 2010

Australian winemakers have been banned from using the words Champagne, Port and Sherry on their labels under a major EU deal.



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Nine new Masters of Wine announced

Date: Fri, Sep 3, 2010

Nine new Masters of Wine have been announced today, including three Decanter World Wine Awards judges and one DWWA regional chair.



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English sparkling beats top Champagnes at Decanter World Wine Awards

Date: Thu, Sep 2, 2010

East Sussex winery Ridgeview took the top sparkling wine trophy at last night's Decanter World Wine Awards �� to the amazement of its owners.



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Galilean winery in Rhone triumph

Date: Wed, Sep 1, 2010

A winery in Upper Galilee beat some of the world's most renowned producers of Syrah and Shiraz at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

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Diageo calls for taxation shake-up

Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2010

Drinks giant Diageo is calling for all drinks to be taxed at the same rate per unit of alcohol, regardless of whether they are beer, wine or spirits.



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Bordeaux harvest starts this week at Carbonnieux

Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2010

Chateau Carbonnieux in Pessac Leognan is due to begin picking its Sauvignon Blanc grapes at the end of this week after a 'roller-coaster' season of highs and lows.



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Dubai airport breaks duty-free wine sale record

Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2010

A fine wine store at Dubai Airport is claiming a world record after a customer spent a total of US$107,000 on eight bottles of wine.



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'Perfect' auction lot to be offered at US wine festival

Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2010

The Naples (Florida) Winter Wine Festival will offer an unprecedented auction lot of 100 bottles of 100-point wines at its annual event in January.



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Thierry Manoncourt dies

Date: Sun, Aug 29, 2010

Thierry Manoncourt, owner of Ch��teau Figeac in St Emilion, has died aged 92.



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DWWA medal winners touch down in Argentina

Date: Fri, Aug 27, 2010

More than 50 Argentinian sommeliers attended the first-ever Decanter World Wine Awards tasting in Argentina.



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