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Hubert de Bouard brings defamation suit against Vino Business author

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

Hubert de Bouard, owner of Chateau Angélus in Saint Emilion, is suing the author of new book Vino Business for defamation.

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Loire winemakers win Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru battle

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

France's highest court has quashed opposition to the creation of a Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru in the Loire, and producers hope it could prove a blueprint for the region.

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Loire winemaker faces fine for defying appellation body

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

Prosecutors in France's Loire region have asked for a local winemaker to be fined for allegedly tricking consumers by wrongly linking his vin de table to the appellation controlee system.

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Champagne expert Richard Juhlin given highest French honour

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

Decanter World Wine Awards regional chair Richard Juhlin has been awarded France's highest honour for his efforts to promote Champagne.

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Champagne Salon labels 2002 release 'one of best ever'

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

Champagne Salon's president has labelled the newly-released 2002 vintage as one of the best in memory, and said he is entirely relaxed about the house not making a vintage since 2008.

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Sotheby's hails success of Drouhin direct cellar auction

Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

Auction house Sotheby's is keen to hold more ex-cellar sales of Burgundy after the sum raised from a 2,000-bottle cache of Maison Joseph Drouhin wines significantly beat estimates in New York.

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Burgundy winemakers go hi-tech in fight against hail

Date: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

Burgundy vineyards could soon be protected from devastating hail storms by technology that supporters say can control weather patterns in the skies above.

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Artist Rodney Graham creates artwork for Ornellaia 2011 vintage

Date: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

Ornellaia has commissioned Canadian-born artist Rodney Graham to create poems and label designs to mark its 2011 vintage, as auction house Sotheby's reports rising interest in the Super Tuscan winery.

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Latour owner invests in Pomerol, St Emilion estates

Date: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

The owner of Chateau Latour, Francois Pinault, has acquired a minority stake in Baronne Guichard, which owns three estates across Pomerol and St Emilion.

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Cabernet rises to fore in record Washington grape crush

Date: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

Wineries in Washington state saw a record grape harvest in 2013, with Cabernet Sauvignon the most popular variety, offering more evidence of the wine region's rise to prominence.

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Sotheby's Hong Kong to auction US$2.1m DRC collection

Date: Thu, Jul 11, 2013

A Sotheby's auction exclusively devoted to the wines of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (DRC) is expected to raise up to HK$16m (US$2.1m) when it takes place in Hong Kong this autumn.

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Beaune to open €10 million Cite du Vin in 2016

Date: Thu, Jul 11, 2013

The city of Beaune is to open a new €10 million wine centre, called the Cite des Vins de Bourgogne, with building expected to start in 2016.

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Robuchon and Magrez to open Bordeaux restaurant

Date: Thu, Jul 11, 2013

Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon is to open a restaurant in Bernard Magrez's new hotel, due to open in early summer 2014.

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HRH Duchess of Cornwall opens new Hambledon winery

Date: Thu, Jul 11, 2013

The Duchess of Cornwall officially opened the new £2.5m all gravity-fed state-of-the-art winery at Hambledon Vineyard in Hampshire this week.

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