In May, Terry Neuner, owner and winemaker at Westphalia Vineyards, introduced a new wine called Renaissance. This wine was a special release not only because of the limited quantity (40 cases) but because it is made of estate-grown Missouri Riesling, which represents the "rebirth" of a grape cultivar thought possibly to be extinct.
Alcohol volume sales continue to decline in both off-trade and on-trade in the UK, largely due to the duty escalator, according to the latest quarterly report by Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), the voice of the UK wine and spirits industry.
Consumer data insight provider Nielsen has teamed up with Bridgethorne, the category management, shopper marketing and customer development specialist to help businesses find "the magic in their data" through a series of workshops.
Giving consumers more control over how they choose the wines they want to buy will be one of the principal drivers to ensuring profitability in the retail and on-trade sectors in the future, the trade heard at Vinexpo this week.
The threat of punitive controls on French wine imports to China appears to have receded, with the Ministry of Commerce signalling it has not yet begun looking at the possibility of a new anti-dumping tax.
Francois Lamarche, winemaker and owner of Domaine Lamarche in Burgundys Vosne-Romanee, died on Tuesday afternoon following a tractor accident at his family's holiday home in Baudrieres, also in Burgundy.
Bordeaux negociant house Bordeaux Vins Selection (BVS) has launched a suit against La Commanderie de Bordeaux, and specifically the Grand Maitre of the Commanderie, Emmanuel Cruse, for commercial damages after being unable to buy a table for the Fete de la Fleur dinner.
His story certainly has all the makings of a great screenplay. Ethnic drama. Family conflicts. International entrepreneurship. So why hasn't pioneering American wine icon Robert Mondavi's life been made into a movie? Tom Catanese has been wondering the same thing.
l'Eté du Vin, Nashville's premier wine auction, is the summer focus of the Nashville Wine Auction. The independent 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to raising funds to support the fight against cancer and distributes funds to other cancer-related nonprofit charitable organizations, all located in Middle Tennessee.
There are currently a dozen varieties of grapes are growing as part of a trial study at a Kalispell vineyard, with MSU Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent Pat McGlynn explaining that they're working with a different kind of fruit.
It's impossible to encapsulate a renowned wine-producing country in a short list. But we're not letting that stop us from suggesting 10 wineries that you should remember the next time you're in Chile -- or, maybe, just the next time you're ordering off an impressive wine list here in the Bay Area.
Josefina Adriance, author of "Spanish for the Wine Industry," has teamed up with the online education site Quizlet to offer a new element to her program for people wanting to learn useful Spanish for work in the wine world.
Each bottle of Shawn Thornton Merlot Line Wine costs $22 and all proceeds go directly to the Shawn Thornton Foundation, which is "dedicated to helping find cures for diseases close to Shawn's heart, specifically, Parkinson's and cancer."
The results of this year's UK annual competition - The English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition - have unveiled award winners from a wide range of producers from across the UK, from large to smaller, established vineyards and new faces to the industry.
Despite a 25%-35% price reduction among the most sought-after classified growths and a steady stream of pricing announcements in April and May, the 2012 Bordeaux futures campaign continues to defy easy description.