Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:00

Fortant de France, a winery based in the south of France, launched a vegan range of wines at Vinexpo this week.

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:45

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:45

The volume of wine imports to Russia may significantly decline already this year, due to the decision of the Russian government to raise the excise tax for wines with protected geographical status and protected designation of origin.

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:30

The Comité Champagne (CIVC) has lost its long-running trademark dispute against Australian wine writer, educator and sparkling wine specialist Jayne Powell. Powell’s moniker “Champagne Jayne” is now a registered trademark.

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:15


Will Lidl shake up the US grocery store wine business when it opens its first stores on the East Coast next month?

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 14:00

“Are you going to Helsinki?” was apparently a popular question among the winemakers and cellar masters in Champagne in the last few weeks, leading up to Grand Champagne Helsinki, from 11 to 13 May.

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:30

The Russian government plans to abolish duties on imported Champagne and other sparkling wines during 2017 and 2018, through the period when Russia will be hosting both the 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 13:30

Bordeaux is going pink. A very pale shade of pink, according to Allan Sichel, president of the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB).

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:30

Notable Russian billionairies are expanding into the EU wine market through the purchase of elite vineyards in well-known wine-making regions of the continent, according to a recent report from the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 18:30

While every stand at Vinitaly had guests trying wine, only the Consorzio Soave enclosure had people tasting wine while wearing heavy dark glasses and head phones. And only on the Soave stand would tasters suddenly spin on their chairs.

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 14:00

Container transport has become the method of choice for shipping wine around the globe, changing the underlying dynamics of the wine market. That was the message from Angelo Cotrone from global wine brokers Ciatti, who was speaking at the Meininger’s International Wine Conference in March.

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:15

Every new vintage in Bordeaux is a little like an old movie in which a damsel in distress is miraculously saved from disaster just in the nick of time. Except in Bordeaux, the villain and the hero are both played by the same character – the region’s variable weather.

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 15:00

Russian wine production declined by 10% in 2016 to 37m decalitres, according to statistics published by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, which is one of the poorest results for the country’s winemaking in the last several years.

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 14:00

Bordeaux’s 2018 Fete du Vin, the world’s largest wine tourism attraction, is bracing itself to welcome three million visitors – or five times the normal number.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:45


The 2017 Meininger Award, ‘Excellence in Wine & Spirits’ honoured giants of the wine and spirits industry. This year, the awards went to Markus Molitor, Pasul-Francois Vranken, Christophe Salin, the Frescobaldi family, Bern G. Siebdrat and Nonino.