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New president for Franciacorta Consorzio

Published:  22 December, 2015

Franciacorta Consorzio, the governing body of the Franciacorta premium Italian sparkling wine region, has elected Vittorio Moretti, owner of Bellavista and Contadi Castaldi, as its president.

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Rioja discussing shift to terroir-based regulation

Published:  18 December, 2015

The Consejo Regulador DOCa Rioja is looking at introducing terroir-based regulation for the first time.

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Newly launched iSommelier device receives innovation award

Published:  18 December, 2015

The iSommelier, a 'smart' decanter which reduces aeration time for a wine from hours to minutes, has been awarded the 2015 Innovation Trophy.

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Australia Day Tastings revealed for London, Dublin and Edinburgh

Published:  17 December, 2015

Wine Australia has announced the dates of its Australia Day Tastings for 2016.

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De Bortoli to launch two new terroir-focused wine ranges

Published:  17 December, 2015

Australian winemaker De Bortoli is to launch two new wine ranges into the UK in January.

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Armit releases highly anticipated 2014 Domaine Leflaive en primeur

Published:  16 December, 2015

Fine wine merchant Armit Wines has announced the en primeur release of the 2014 vintage from highy regarded Burgundy winemaker Domaine Leflaive.

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Wines of Portugal reveals details of 2016 tasting

Published:  16 December, 2015

Wines of Portugal has announced the details of its 2016 annual tasting.

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Liberty Wines extends premium New Zealand list with Burn Cottage Pinot Noirs

Published:  15 December, 2015

Liberty Wines has added Central Otago's Burn Cottage Vineyard to its range of premium New Zealand Pinot Noirs.

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Matthew Clark predicts adventurous 2016 for consumers

Published:  15 December, 2015

Leading online distributor Matthew Clark is predicting that UK consumers will become yet more inquisitive in 2016.

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Clos des Grives celebrates 2013 vintage release on film

Published:  15 December, 2015

Côte du Rhône estate Clos des Grives is marking the release of its 2013 vintage with a short film.

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Geoffrey Dean: Cyprus' quality-focused wines and developed tourism is winning a combination

Published:  15 December, 2015

Wine drinkers who love nothing better than unearthing a hidden gem should look no further than Cyprus.

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Q&A: George Sandeman, Sandeman Port

Published:  15 December, 2015

As the iconic Port producer celebrates its 225th anniversary, seventh-generation family member George Sandeman presented a limited release of the 2000 Vintage Port in London. Anne Krebiehl MW met him to talk through the changing fortunes of Port

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New wine service launches with ban on baffling wine language

Published:  14 December, 2015

Taste4, a new online wine service, has banned the ten least understood wine words from its marketing, following an extensive consumer survey.

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Sherry seizes first .wine domain

Published:  14 December, 2015

Sherry has become the first wine brand to use the new top-level domain of .wine to mark its presence on the internet.

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Davenport hails London's first sparkling wine

Published:  14 December, 2015

Forty Hall in Enfield has produced what is believed to be London's first sparkling wine.

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English wines toast record Christmas sales at Waitrose

Published:  11 December, 2015

Sales of English wines have rocketed this Christmas, Waitrose has revealed.

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Christmas wine sales will peak on Monday, Laithwaite's predicts

Published:  10 December, 2015

Wine sales for Christmas - and for the year - will peak on Monday, December 14, according to sales data from online retailer Laithwaite's Wine.

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UK Vineyards Association in CEO search as British wines boom

Published:  10 December, 2015

Britain's vineyards association, the UKVA, is to appoint a CEO to navigate ways forward for the UK's burgeoning wine industry. UKVA's Chairman, Sam Lindo of Camel Valley, said the move was part of a new "dynamic strategy" involving the overhaul of the association which he said would give greater support and sales help to producers.

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Wine declines in popularity among the young in France, survey shows

Published:  10 December, 2015

Still wine is the preferred alcoholic drink of the French, being the top choice of 34% of consumers. Spirits and cocktails come next (22%), followed by beer (16%), then Champagne and sparkling wines (15%), according to the latest annual SOWINE/SSI Barometer survey of French attitudes to wine.

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Flint Wines to unveil the reborn Domaine Launay-Horiot at 2016 en primeur tasting

Published:  10 December, 2015

London-based on-trade supplier Flint Wines has added Burgundy's resurrected Domaine Launay-Horiot estate to its portfolio.

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