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The World's Most Expensive Wines
A roll of drums, please, as we unveil this year's list of the world's priciest wines.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Friday, 31-Jul-2020
Phylloxera Breakthrough Brings Hope to Vineyards
A breakthrough study in Europe could open the door to an end to the curse of phylloxera.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Thursday, 30-Jul-2020
Bordeaux Looks Directly Beyond La Place
With traditional sales channels hit by Covid, Bordeaux producers are thinking the unthinkable – direct to consumer sales.
By James Lawrence | Posted Wednesday, 29-Jul-2020
The World's Most Expensive Cognacs
Cognac is still commanding high prices, but will lack of interest have an effect down the track?
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Tuesday, 28-Jul-2020
Costing Covid's Impact on Wine
How restaurants, stores and producers need to pivot from short- to long-term thinking to survive.
By Kathleen Willcox | Posted Monday, 27-Jul-2020
Child's Play Choosing a Wine Cellar Favorite
Patience is the key when it comes to opening the favorite wine from your collection.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Sunday, 26-Jul-2020
Dry Spell Ahead for Chateau Climens
A Sauternes giant is moving away from the sweet path with its new cuvée.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Saturday, 25-Jul-2020
The World's Most Expensive Fortified Wines
They're old, they're rare and they're expensive – welcome to fortified wine's top tier.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Friday, 24-Jul-2020
The Simple Truth about Complexity in Wine
Complexity means a lot more than simply stacking up the flavors and hoping for the best.
By Margaret Rand | Posted Thursday, 23-Jul-2020
Appeals Court Ignores SCOTUS Wine Ruling
A lower court has flown in the face of last year's Supreme Court decision on interstate wine retail.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Wednesday, 22-Jul-2020
Lucky for Some: the Great Italian Wine Auction
It's a chance to bid for some of Italy's greatest wines – nice work if you can get it.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Tuesday, 21-Jul-2020
Big Changes at Chateau Lafite
Covid aside, it has been times of change for Domaines Baron de Rothschild and Chateau Lafite, as
By James Lawrence | Posted Monday, 20-Jul-2020
Democracy In A Glass: The Return of Moldovan Wine
After years of Soviet rule, the once-forgotten Moldovan wine industry is making a comeback, as
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Sunday, 19-Jul-2020
Champagne H.Blin – Championing Little Guys
While some claim smaller growers are being pushed out of Champagne, one begs to differ.
By Dusan Bradanovich | Posted Saturday, 18-Jul-2020
The World's Most Expensive Bourbons
Prepare to dig deep into your wallet as we check out Bourbon's most expensive bottles.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Friday, 17-Jul-2020
Last Chance to See: 1978 DRC la Tache
In the latest instalment of our series on disappearing classics, we look to one of Burgundy's great wines.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Thursday, 16-Jul-2020
Gallo Secures New Zealand Wine Brand
The US wine giant's purchase of Nobilo has finally been signed off by the New Zealand investment watchdog.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Wednesday, 15-Jul-2020
The Terrible Persistence of Celebrity Wine
Celebrity cuvées aren't going to go away, so should wine writers accept that fact and move on?
By Oliver Styles | Posted Tuesday, 14-Jul-2020
Wine Dodges the Tariff Bullet
French luxury goods will face higher tariffs in a transatlantic trade spat, but wine has escaped – for now.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Monday, 13-Jul-2020
Sonoma's Most Expensive Wines
It's never easy living next to a bigger, brasher, louder neighbor, but Sonoma still manages to do pretty well.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Sunday, 12-Jul-2020
UK Government Sleepwalking to Fine Wine Disaster
A stark picture of a post-Brexit UK wine trade fills
David Allen MW
By David Allen MW | Posted Saturday, 11-Jul-2020
Napa Shuts its Doors Again
A spike in Covid infections – and poor visitor behavior – means an end to indoor wine tasting.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 10-Jul-2020
Paying Homage to Burgundy's Baby Jesus
It's a wine born of legend and, as
discovers, the reality lives up to the myth.
By Tom Hyland | Posted Thursday, 09-Jul-2020
Kistler's Kind Wine Gesture Pays Off
A dull report on outlier results from our database turns up a heartwarming story of goodwill rewarded.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Wednesday, 08-Jul-2020
Waving Goodbye to Vineyard Pesticides
As more producers shift away from chemical treatments, vineyards are becoming more experimental around pest control.
By Vicki Denig | Posted Tuesday, 07-Jul-2020
The World's Most Expensive Malt Whiskies
One distillery dominates our list of the priciest form of Scotch you can drink.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Monday, 06-Jul-2020
The Alpine Wines of Alto Adige
The clean, crisp wines of Alto Adige are gaining a reputation for quality as well as affordability.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Saturday, 04-Jul-2020
The Agony of Opening Your Favorite Wine
With tongue near cheek,
discusses the hopes and fears around opening the best wine in his collection.
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Friday, 03-Jul-2020
Beaujolais Blanc Steps into the Light
While Chardonnay is one of the world's most popular varieties, Beaujolais Blanc remains a mystery to most consumers.
By Vicki Denig | Posted Thursday, 02-Jul-2020
Huge Wine Frauds Uncovered in Europe
Authorities in Spain and Italy break open two alleged fake wine conspiracies,
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Wednesday, 01-Jul-2020
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