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10/09/14

The 2014 vintage may reach 46.45 million hectoliters (1.23 billion U.S. gallons), the most wine in three years, from 42.37 million hectoliters last year, the Agriculture Ministry said in an online report.

10/09/14

Thierry Roset, chef de caves of Champagne house Charles Heidsieck, has died suddenly at the age of 54.

10/09/14

There is rising concern in Bordeaux about an Asian fruit fly that causes sour rot in vineyards, although it is not expected to significantly impact the 2014 harvest.

10/08/14

Based on recent ViniPortugal data, Wines of Portugal have announced another strong semester of export growth in the U.S. market, with a 19.1 percent increase in the first half of 2014 (January-June) compared to the same period in 2013. Sales of Portuguese table wines (excluding port wine) improved to €15.47 million ($19.5 million at 10/1/14), up from €12.99 million ($16.29 million at 9/31/13) during the first half of the year prior, a clear reflection of the growing consumer interest in Portugal's unique varieties and masterful blends.

10/08/14

High in the mountains of Portugal's Algarve region, correspondent Martha Teichner finds herself in what feels like a misty, magic forest, where giant cork trees grow; Teichner visits a fourth-generation cork manufacturer to discover the ages-old traditions of producing corks

10/07/14

Last week the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois arrived in London for the fifth annual review of the wines deemed worthy to use the Cru Bourgeois seal of approval. Five years into the new incarnation of the classification Heather Dougherty reviews its successes and challenges - and looks at its prospects for the future.

10/03/14

A perfectly paced harvest is bringing joy to growers and winemakers, but no one is saying it's a great vintage just yet.

10/03/14

Producers in Languedoc-Roussillon are counting the cost of record rainfall which hit the region earlier this week causing severe floods.

10/02/14

The first grower to head Rioja's regulatory wine body has welcomed a new internal stability that he claims has put the region in a stronger position to promote itself in key export markets.

10/02/14

This year's cool, wet summer in Champagne favoured biodynamic viticultural practices, according to Roederer's chef de cave.

10/02/14

A minimum price of 45p per unit in the UK would be 50 times more effective in combatting alcohol misuse than current measures, new research claims.

09/26/14

The winemaker and manager of Domaine des Hospices de Beaune in Burgundy, Roland Masse, is set to retire after the 2014 vintage.

09/25/14

The programme for Wine Vision 2014 has been released with an international showcase of speakers focused on the future of wine - from emerging markets to evolving consumers.

09/23/14

On Sept. 1, 2014, Livio Felluga, founder of the internationally renowned Livio Felluga winery and estate near Cormons in Friuli, in NE Italy, turned 100 - a major event by any reckoning.

09/18/14

French wineries may come under added financial pressure as the government considers imposing social charges on wages paid to harvest workers with short-term contracts.

09/16/14

As the harvest begins along the Loire, producers struggle with their greatest asset - diversity.

09/12/14

A bad summer could see Italy lose its place as the world's biggest wine producer.

09/10/14

An Italian wine-consultant-turned-hoaxer sold the equivalent of 220,600 fake bottles of the coveted Tuscan Montalcino wine on the wholesale market from 2011 to 2013 before the police caught up with him.

09/10/14

Police in Italy have seized 160,000 litres of Tuscan wines labelled falsely as Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino.

09/09/14

It won't be another "vintage of the century", but 2014 could be "just what Bordeaux needs," says ex-pat grower and winemaker, Gavin Quinney.

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