Will Australia Stop Making Fine Wine?

Australian wine under threat from climate change, as grapes ripen early. Wine grapes in Australia are ripening between one and two days earlier each year due to climate change in a trend viticultural experts say could see some traditional varieties abandoned in warmer...

Are Old Vine Wines Worth the Money?

Wines can get better with age. Do vineyards? The term “old vine” is one of the last unregulated terms that you’re likely to see on a wine label. Though I’ve never found an example of blatant misuse — no one is slapping “old vine” on a vineyard they planted last...

Is This the World’s First Illegal Rosé?

A French winery is fined for illegal rosé winemaking.  France’s Vinovalie co-operative has been fined for illegally blending red and white wines and bottling the result as rosé. The tribunal in Albi, southern France, last week fined Vinovalie €10,000 for illegal...

Vineyards Going Up in (Pot) Smoke?

  (Wine Industry Advisor) Will Marijuana Be the Next Great Wine Industry Disrupter? The biggest disruption to the American wine industry was Prohibition, which shut down some eighty percent of existing wineries in the period 1920-33. After the repeal, it took...

Italians Caught Faking French Champagne

(Wine Spectator) Italian police have uncovered a counterfeit Champagne scheme. A raid finds thousands of bottles of Prosecco labeled as Moët & Chandon Champagne. Italian financial police were not looking for counterfeit wine when they visited a company in the...

Big Price Jump for California Wines is Coming

(The Guardian) Wine prices could go up after California wildfires leave tons of grapes unusable. Vineyards were unable to deliver numbers they usually do, largely the result of vines being destroyed from wildfires and smoke seeping into existing grapes. California...