President Trump has announced that he is prepared to raise tariffs on French wines to 100%, in retaliation for France’s digital services tax, which the Trump Administration says discriminates against American internet companies.
Michelin, the French company behind the famous restaurant guide of the same name, has announced that it had acquired 100% of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Rowan Gormley, the CEO of UK company Naked Wines, will be retiring from the company once Christmas trading is over. Nick Devlin, the current Chief Operating Officer, will take his place.
The label of the 2017 vintage of Château Mouton Rothschild has been revealed – it is a work called “Hallelujah” by artist Annette Messager.
Another casualty of the current historic flooding taking place in Venice is the city’s only vineyard – Venissa, founded in 2002 by the Prosecco producer Gianluca Bisol on the island of Mazzorbo in the Venetian archipelago.
Twelve bottles of Bordeaux red were launched into space on Saturday November 2nd at 9.59am. Not by an angry drinker, but as part of a project designed and financed by Space Cargo Unlimited (SCU).
In late October, a truck carrying a load of Mullineux Old Vines White tipped over, spilling hundreds of bottles into the road.
France’s wine sector is once again battling alcohol reduction suggestions from the country’s health ministry. This time, eight French wine bodies have aligned to protest against the idea of a nationally backed ‘dry January’.
The Perrodo family, owners of London-based oil and gas company Perenco, have paid an estimated €60m ($67m) for their third Bordeaux châteaux, local paper
Australian exports are on the up, according to the latest figures from Wine Australia, with value continuing to grow.
The harvest in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore has just come to an end, with yields down between 3% to 5% on last year. Wines from this vintage will be the first to be made in line with new production regulations that allow for a drier style of wine.
The Jurade of Saint-Émilion, a seven decades old wine fraternity, now has a new member: Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg. He was inducted into the Jurade on Tuesday, 22 October, during a surprise ceremony.
Two cooperatives in Puglia have been the targets of sabotage.
Weingut Egon Müller’s owner and winemaker was more concerned about the harvest that was underway than he was about the 25% tariffs that the US imposed on the vast majority of wines from Germany, France, and Spain earlier this month.
Yields were down in Rioja in 2019 because of less vigour in the vineyard, which the Consejo Regulador de Rioja DOCa says “guarantee maximum quality”.