The 2009 vintage was billed as the year Asian markets would jump aboard the en primeur train but small allocations, high prices and a continued reluctance to buy wine as futures in China have been blamed for a less successful campaign than expected.
Irish investors are increasingly turning to fine wine amid dwindling returns for other forms of investment, according to a local wine merchant.
Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck has taken the title of the UK's best restaurant for the third year running.
The Moldovan wine industry's biggest market, Russia, has banned wine imports from the former Soviet republic after a leading health official claimed it ��should be used to paint fences'.
Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant has launched a publishing arm.
Bordeaux's sweet wine producers are heading to the US to host after-work parties in a bid to make the category 'young' and 'fun'.
A leading fine wine merchant has questioned 'inadequate' allocations by Bordeaux negociants, and called for them to review their distribution in time for the 2010 campaign.
Canadian wines and fortifieds have both shone at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards.
Big business and a lack of consumer knowledge are the latest challenges facing the wine industry, says veteran Decanter columnist Michael Broadbent.
Wineries that 'clean up' their wines are removing the life from them, according to Louis Jadot's head winemaker in the September issue of Decanter.
Bordeaux aims to banish its 'old-fashioned' reputation with the launch of an iPhone App in the autumn.
Nine Sherry bodegas, an industry association and Sherry's Consejo Regulador have been fined for breaching competition rules.
American consumers defied the downturn to buy more wine than ever last year, according to newly released figures.
Wine growers on the Sonoma Coast and in the Russian River Valley face a nail-biting wait to discover if 2010 will be a great vintage �� or ruined by rain.