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Burgundy's prized Domaine de la Romanée-Conti cuvées saw an estimated 30 percent overall bump in value last year. Photo: Acker Merrall & Condit

U.S., Hong Kong and online sales soared last year; red Burgundy continues to spur heated bidding.

The growing U.S. economy and a surging stock market that seems to be setting new highs every week are making wine collectors bullish.

Bottles of Penfolds Grange are on sale at a wine shop in central Sydney. Photo: David Gray

Australia’s annual wine exports to China jumped 63 percent by value in 2017, industry figures showed on Tuesday, as high-end sales rose and a free trade agreement signed two years ago cut import duties.

Congress's tax reform has had an unintended consequence for those who don't appreciate high-alcohol wines.

If you like high-alcohol wines, you won't care about this story. But if you don't, take notice: a US federal agency is about to make a monumental decision that will change the way you order wine.

Château Haut-Brion is believed to be the first estate in the region to be sold under the name of the place where it was grown.

Jane Anson looks at the central role played by women throughout the history of Bordeaux wine and identifies a few key figures.

Nothing annoys me more than the charge against Bordeaux that it is simply a dusty old boy’s club, made for and drunk by the smug lunch crowd in the world’s board rooms.

Judging wine in the Global Rosé Masters where medals are awarded according to oral consensus. Pictured clockwise from top right: Clive Barlow MW, Clement Robert MS, Beverley Blanning MW, Jonathan Pedly MW

A working paper posted yesterday on the website of the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) claims that producers can increase their prices by 13% if they gain a medal in a wine competition.