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New exhibition explores influence of Avignon Papacy on Châteauneuf du Pape

Published:  03 December, 2015

A new exhibition has opened in Châteauneuf du Pape which explores the relationship between the appelation and the Avignon Papacy.

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CIVB offers chance to win weekend with top Bordelaise winemakers

Published:  02 December, 2015

Six UK wine lovers are being offered the chance to spend a weekend with a leading Bordelaise winemaker and learn the tricks of the trade, thanks to the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB).

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Insights: Better exchange rate, high enough quality means buying opportunities for 2014 Burgundy

Published:  24 November, 2015

Panos Kakaviatos reports on the Hospices de Beaune auction and the opportunities he found for Burgundy's 2014 vintage. He found 2015 may raise more headlines, but 2014 may offer better price/quality ratios.

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Vinadeis and Origin seal global strategic partnership

Published:  10 November, 2015

French wine producer Vinadeis and South Africa's Origin Wines have signed a formal strategic partnership.

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Analysis: Is Burgundy is set for one of its greatest vintages?

Published:  10 November, 2015

Perhaps keen not to be outdone by Bordeaux, where hopes for 2015 are already very high, Burgundy is set for one of its greatest vintages. That, at least, is the view of Thierry Budin, president of Chateau de Santenay, which owns 98 hectares of vines across fourteen appellations of Burgundy.

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Zind Humbrecht picks Gonzalez Byass to drive UK sales

Published:  05 November, 2015

Alsace winery, Domaine Zind Humbrecht has appointed Gonzalez Byass as its exclusive UK distributor.

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Harvest hailstorms fail to marr first-rate Chablis vintage

Published:  02 November, 2015

Winemakers are reporting an excellent Chablis vintage this year, despite potential turmoil caused by hailstorms as the harvest began.

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Analysis: Greatest Champagne vintage for 70 years?

Published:  30 October, 2015

Geoffery Dean gets the inside scoop on this year's harvest from some of the iconic Champagne houses

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Analysis: Gavin Quinney weighs in on the Bordeaux harvest 2015 and how the 'rule of five' may come into play

Published:  30 October, 2015

As the harvest draws to a close in Bordeaux, Gavin Quinney talks us through the early predictions and explains why the 'Bordeaux rule of five' is likely to come into play this year

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Alsace growers see promise of greatness in 2015 vintage

Published:  29 October, 2015

The Alsace harvest looks set to be high-quality, despite slightly lower yields, according to early reports.

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Geoffrey Dean weighs in on Veuve Clicquot's latest release the La Grande Dame 2006

Published:  27 October, 2015

While the 2006 vintage of Veuve Clicquot's La Grande Dame does not sing quite like its much lauded 2002 counterpart, which had better structure and more depth, the latest release is another very impressive offering from the celebrated Champagne house

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Rhône valley winemakers report top-quality 2015 harvest

Published:  26 October, 2015

Wine producers across the Rhône Valley are reporting a high-quality vintage after this year's harvest.

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Ackerman targets UK with new marketing and PR agency

Published:  23 October, 2015

Crémant de Loire producer Ackerman is set to re-establish itself in the UK market.

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Borough Wines launches new store with Château Castera tasting

Published:  19 October, 2015

Borough Wines is launching its new Shoreditch store and wine bar with an exclusive event for the press and trade.

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D&D expands into winemaking with its own range of wines

Published:  16 October, 2015

The D&D London restaurant group is launching its own range of wines to offer its customers.

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Côtes du Rhône Wines announces Game of TRhône quiz night

Published:  14 October, 2015

Winter is coming. And with it, news of the annual Côtes du Rhône Wines quiz night.

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Italy overtakes France again as world's leading wine producer

Published:  12 October, 2015

Italy has regained its position as the world's largest wine producer this year, according to figures submitted to the European Union.

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Alsace throws spotlight on terroir and food pairings with autumn promotional push

Published:  06 October, 2015

Alsace wines are getting an autumn promotional boost in the UK with an online sponsorship and trade tasting.

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Mouton Cadet extends Ryder Cup partnership to Hazeltine in 2016

Published:  01 October, 2015

Mouton Cadet has been named as the official wine of golf's 2016 Ryder Cup.

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Médoc producers approve timetable for move to Crus Bourgeois classification system

Published:  22 September, 2015

Members of the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the creation of a classification system for their wines.

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