The US West Coast wine regions of California, Oregon and Washington State are to collaborate in 2014 for their UK annual tastings. 

Accolade Wines has announced it will buy New Zealand brands Mud House and Waipara Hills from the Mud House Wine Group.

Piper-Heidsieck unveiled its 2006 vintage to the UK market yesterday.

Drinks International has launched the third edition of the Wine Tourism Awards, the global competition that recognises excellence, innovation and creativity in the booming wine tourism sector.

The Fat Duck’s Loic Avril has been named Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 2013 International Young Sommelier of the Year.

Winemakers in parts of the Roussillon are facing up to a diminished 2013 vintage after wild boar and Spring-time deluges took a large bite out of their grape yield.

Guillaume Deglise has been appointed CEO of Vinexpo, replacing the show’s founder Robert Beynat.

Jackson Estate’s founder John Stichbury and winemaker Matt Patterson Green have claimed Marlborough will emerge as New Zealand’s premier Pinot Noir region, on par, or even ahead of Central Otago.

London’s first ever winery has announced that it has rejected seven tonnes of French grapes due to their poor condition.

The SPI Group has announced that that it is looking to grow its global wine portfolio.

Dearie leaves Treasury

23 September, 2013

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced that CEO David Dearie, has left.

Laithwaite’s, the UK subsidiary of global mail order wine business Direct Wines, has two new wine buyers.

New WOSA chief

19 September, 2013

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) has announced that Siobhan Thompson, formerly Distell's global head of marketing, as its new CEO.

The Champagne Bureau has announced that Tim Hall is the 2013 UK Champagne Ambassador.

New Errázuriz CEO

13 September, 2013

Viña Errázuriz’ has announced that Andrés Izquierdo is its new CEO, including its Viña Caliterra and Viña Seña subsidiaries.

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