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Collaboration and partnership is way forward for global wine industry, says Vinexpo's Robert Beynat

Published:  19 June, 2011

A key consequence of the 2009/2010 global financial crisis has been the willingness of international wine players to work far more collaboratively and for the world wine industry to act far more as one, according to Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo.

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We must do more to fight "Ayotallahs" in health sector, warns Vinexpo's Robert Beynat

Published:  19 June, 2011

The global wine industry needs to ensure it does everything it can to take the "fight to the Ayotollahs" in the health sector that are threatening to restrict the responsible way in which it sells and promotes its wines, according to Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo.

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Vinexpo to retun to the United States but not as an exhibition

Published:  19 June, 2011

Vinexpo is set to return to the United States with an as yet to be confirmed event, but it would not be a full blown exhibition similar to the ones in Bordeaux and Hong Kong, revealed chief executive Robert Beynat at Vinexpo 2011 today.

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New Zealand harvest up 23%

Published:  16 June, 2011

The 2011 New Zealand grape harvest has seen 23% more grapes being picked in response to rising sales.

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Rubaiyat Chardonnay - a bit special

Published:  08 June, 2011

It was the first time at the LIWF for the Bulgaria Wine Club.

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Freixenet claims Mia is biggest still wine launch of the year

Published:  17 May, 2011


Freixenet has launched a new mainstream Spanish wine brand aimed at attracting more women to the Spanish wine category.

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LIWF - De Bortoli to present Rococo rosé

Published:  11 May, 2011

Australian winery De Bortoli will have chief winemaker Steve Webber on hand, who remains true to the De Bortoli belief that "wine should reflect site and season and have a sense of place".

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LIWF - What's new at Boutinot?

Published:  11 May, 2011

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Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson head line up for Wine Future 2011 in Hong Kong

Published:  28 April, 2011

Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson MW are two of a stellar line up of wine personalities from around the world for WineFuture 2011 which is being held in Hong Kong between November 6-8.

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Taittinger 2002 is a 'cosmic pearl'

Published:  12 April, 2011

Senegalese artist Amadou Sow is the latest artist and first African artist to be specially commissioned by Taittinger to create a limited edition vintage bottle.

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François Lurton - new releases

Published:  22 March, 2011

Making their debut at the Viniportugal Annual Trade tasting on March 2 were François Lurton's newly released Quinta do Malho 2008 (rrp £30), Quinta Beira Douro 2008 (rrp £12.99) and the Barco Negro Branco 2010 (rrp £7.99) from its small Douro properties.

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Spain's Bodega Numanthia looks to widen distribution across specialist UK wine trade

Published:  15 March, 2011


Premium Spanish wine producer, Bodega Numanthia, is looking to widen its distribution of Toro region wines across the UK specialist wine trade.

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UK Spanish wine trade welcomes new Caballeros

Published:  09 March, 2011

Mariano Garcia Fernandez, of the Mauro Group and Carlos Read, from Moreno Wine have been honoured as Caballeros, for their hard work and dedication to Spanish wine industry.

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For Villa supporters

Published:  22 February, 2011

Embracing 2011 with some new releases is Villa Maria - and for ardent Villa supporters there's certainly enough variety on the field to keep them occupied for a while.

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Domaine Paul Mas - the new releases

Published:  10 February, 2011

If you're looking for something new and exciting, says Paul Mas, then try the Domaine Paul Mas, Mas des Mas Pinot Blanc 2010.

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For the single malt enthusiast

Published:  10 February, 2011

Aimed at single malt whisky enthusiasts are two newly launched limited edition expressions from Glasgow's own Auchentoshan - the Auchentoshan 1977 and 1998.

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A winter warmer - Machrie Moor

Published:  10 February, 2011

It's definitely the season for the old winter-warmer whisky, with Isle of Arran Distillers launching its first peated Arran Single Malt under the brand name Machrie Moor (46%abv rrp £39.99).

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Le Bouchon Breton best in Harpers Drinking Out Excellence Awards

Published:  25 January, 2011

Le Bouchon Breton in London's Spitalfields market has been named the best place for a drink whilst out dining in the 2011 Harpers Wine & Spirit Drinking Out Excellence Awards.

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Vinexpo: World wine industry is robust

Published:  13 January, 2011

Vinexpo insists the world wine industry is in good health - despite big companies looking to dispose of assets.

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New Zealand vineyards to be 20% organic by 2020

Published:  11 January, 2011

Organic wine producers in New Zealand have announced that 20% of the country's vineyards will be organic by the year 2020.

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