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James Lawrence blog: South African wine paradise

Published:  21 January, 2011

James Lawrence is wowed by South Africa on his latest wine trip

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Delegat's moves for remaining Oyster Bay shares

Published:  11 January, 2011

Delegat's Wine Estate is in the process of taking outright control of Oyster Bay Marlborough Vineyards.

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Wolf Blass signs two-year deal with England Rugby

Published:  11 January, 2011

Wolf Blass has signed a two-year deal with the Rugby Football Union to be the official wine of England Rugby until June 2012.

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Viña Errázuriz awarded top Parker points

Published:  10 January, 2011

Viña Errázuriz wines topped Robert Parker's list of Chilean wines for the second year running.

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Viña Errázuriz awarded top Parker points

Published:  09 January, 2011

Viña Errázuriz wines topped Robert Parker's list of Chilean wines for the second year running.

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Geoffrey Dean Ashes and wine blog: soaring temperatures add to Victorian winemakers' troubles

Published:  31 December, 2010

Despite the wettest December in Victoria since records began - and that after a similarly damp November - there were widespread fire bans across the state on a roasting New Year's Eve when temperatures hit 42C in Melbourne.

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Brown-Forman looking to sell Fetzer

Published:  23 December, 2010

Brown-Forman has confirmed that it may sell part of its wine business including Fetzer.

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John Pollaers to head up Foster's beer arm after demerger

Published:  22 December, 2010

The Foster's Group has named John Pollaers as the new chief executive officer of its beer division should its proposed demerger continue.

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Constellation US announces "outstanding" wines from 2010 vintage

Published:  21 December, 2010

Constellation Wines US, has announced the 2010 vintage will produce "outstanding" wines across its Mondavi and Ravenswood range.

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Hardys owner to sell wine brands, says report

Published:  21 December, 2010

Constellation may be about to sell most of its wine businesses outside America, reports suggest.

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Geoffrey Dean's Ashes and wine blog: how inspiring Aussie winemakers make up for Perth defeat

Published:  21 December, 2010

If it was back to earth with a bump after England's thrashing at Perth, what better way to soothe the disappointment than to spend some time with one of Australia's pioneering winemakers, Bill Pannell.

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Harpers Drinking Out Excellence Awards shortlist announced

Published:  14 December, 2010

The shortlisted restaurant and bars in this year's Harpers Drinking Out Excellence Awards have been announced.

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Geoffrey Dean: Ashes and wine blog reports on impact of rain to 2011 vintage

Published:  10 December, 2010


This has been a good week to be an Englishman in Australia following England's crushing victory in the second Test.

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Ehrmanns adds Kiwi producer to its portfolio

Published:  08 December, 2010

Ehrmanns has been appointed as the UK agent for family owned New Zealand producer Giesen Wines.

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Geoffrey Dean: our man Down Under's Ashes and wine blog, Adelaide

Published:  06 December, 2010

The Adelaide Test has always been my favourite in an Ashes series Down Under. It's not just because the Oval is the most attractive in the country - with its cathedral, scores of trees and stylish stands including a brand new Western Grandstand that cost £50m - but because the whole occasion is the most social of the Australian cricketing calendar.

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Geoffrey Dean: our man Down Under's Ashes and wine blog, Adelaide

Published:  06 December, 2010

The Adelaide Test has always been my favourite in an Ashes series Down Under. It's not just because the Oval is the most attractive in the country - with its cathedral, scores of trees and stylish stands including a brand new Western Grandstand that cost £50m - but because the whole occasion is the most social of the Australian cricketing calendar.

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#winedealfriday gathers momentum

Published:  26 November, 2010
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Wine with a quick response

Published:  23 November, 2010

One of the first wines in the UK that precedes the rush to include a quick response code on the label is the Vinultra Insight Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Laithwaites Wine, rrp £11.99).

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Pernod Ricard launches campaign for Brancott Estate

Published:  23 November, 2010

Pernod Ricard UK is launching a marketing campaign for its New Zealand brand, Brancott Estate, to raise awareness with UK consumers.

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Cheval Blanc smashes wine auction record

Published:  17 November, 2010

An imperial of Cheval Blanc 1947 has broken the record for a price paid for a single bottle at auction.

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