Major Spanish producer Freixenet is expanding its sparkling portfolio with a Prosecco DOC and a Prosecco DOCG, which it launched at ProWein.
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced that Tom King has been appointed Managing Director, Europe. King replaces 53-year-old Dan Townsend, who died unexpectedly in the Napa Valley in early March.
Bruno Baudry has resigned as CEO of ASC Fine Wines, one of China’s oldest and most prestigious wine importers. Baudry will officially step down on 31 March 2017, and be replaced by Yoshihiko Shibuya from Suntory.
Spanish wines made a splash at the Spring Tasting of the Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI, which ended on Sunday, 26 February, after four days of intensive tasting.
Russia’s national parliament (the Duma) has decided to significantly increase the excise duty on domestic wines produced from imported raw materials.
The decision came as amendments to the national tax code, which came into force on 1 January 2017, were approved.
It is billed as the toughest wine exam in the world.
However, the 2016 exam for budding MWs in Australia became even tougher after a major error in one question sent students – who had each paid A$5,000.00 ($3,590.00) to sit the exam - into panic.
Writers from Meininger’s Wine Business International were honoured at the Born Digital Wine Awards, whose winners were announced on Thursday, 24 November 2016.
The line was three-deep at Table 12, where Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was being poured, while elsewhere people lined up to try Champagne Jacquesson, Tempos Vega Sicilia, Ornellaia and Weingut Joh. Jos. Prüm, among others.
A new glue-free agglomeration stopper has been launched onto the market, created by a strategic partnership between Vinventions and Cork Supply. Called Sübr (pronounced ‘suber’), the name of the new stopper refers to the cork oak, Quercus suber.
Philipe Bascaules has been named the new managing director of Chateau Margaux, a Bordeaux First Growth. He begins on 1 March 2017, replacing Paul Pontallier, who died earlier this year. Unusually, Bascaules will retain his role as director of winemaking for Californian winery Inglenook.
Philipe Bascaules has been named the new managing director of Château Margaux, a Bordeaux First Growth. He begins on 1 March 2017, replacing Paul Pontallier, who died earlier this year. Unusually, Bascaules will retain his role as director of winemaking for Californian winery Inglenook.
Sales of Trump Winery wines are up by 55% year-on-year, according to Kerry Woolard, general manager of the Virginia winery.
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The Russian wine market is in the midst of another high-profile wine scandal, as the Russian Federal Customs Service investigates the stream of elite and premium wines entering the country illegally.