Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana has teamed up with Mumm Napa to release a limited edition sparkling wine in support of disadvantaged youth.
China has said it now recognises the term “Bordeaux” as a brand after what has been a four year struggle by the French government.
UK supermarket Lidl has not ruled out launching an online wine shop, reporting wine sales to be up 38% since it introduced a premium range last year.
An “innovative” tool designed to support wine producers and importers operating in the Languedoc-Roussillon has been launched by trade body Sud de France.
Chilean wine producer Santa Rita Estates is spending €500,000 on a new marketing campaign in Ireland in a bid to build on its success in the country.
Health officials are to review the government’s drinking guidelines, as research linking moderate drinking to cancer leads to increased pressure from medics.
UK supermarket Waitrose has noted a surge in sales for Pimm’s, strawberries and English wine thanks to what it calls the “Wimbledon effect”.
Wine Australia has pledged to invest AUD$35m annually for the next five years in a bid to lift the demand and premium paid for its wine, while raising the industry’s competitiveness.
Chicago-based wine auctioneer Hart Davis Hart is the market leader in the US in the first half of 2015 having turned over US$20 million so far this year.
Deirdre Mahlan, Diageo’s chief financial officer, has been announced as the company’s new president for North America.
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