The International Wine Challenge held is annual bash at the Hilton on London’s Park Lane last night at which all its trophy winners were announced.

An Australian wine producer has announced that it has planted Greek vines that produce white wine grapes, Assyrtiko – a first for Australia.

New Zealand’s Ara Wines has launched One Estate, a sparkling wine made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, in the UK.

Jeff Clarke has been appointed chief winemaker at Marlborough’s Ara Wines.

Join us for a live web chat with Jacob’s Creek chief winemaker Bernard Hickin on Wednesday January 19 at 1pm (GMT).

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