Putin spoils French vintners’ champagne mood

A new Russian law has French champagne winemakers foaming at the mouth: they consider it "scandalous" that the Russian designation "Shampanskoye" is to be reserved only for Russian ...

Austria makes it sparkle

Austria is not only an up-and-coming wine country, but also an emerging sparkling wine country, which differs from Germany in its structure here. Leading the way is ...

Warlike arguments off the table: No monument protection for Proschwitz windmill house

The rejection of the construction of a guest house in the neighborhood of Proschwitz Castle in Saxony received a narrow majority of 13:12 votes in ...

Aldi v. Comité Champagne in the “Champagner Sorbet” case

The German judiciary rules that Champagne does not confer an essential quality on the "Champagne Sorbet" marketed by Aldi. In the Aldi v. Comité Champagne case, the Munich Higher ...

The rarest wine and an old friend

As a wine journalist you get to know many interesting winemakers. A special one in this gallery is the indestructible Georg Stieglmar from Gols (Burgenland), about whom there is much to tell …

As if made for treasures – the wines of Maison Louis Jadot

There were times when the recommendations of the renowned wine critic Robert Parker were the benchmark for wine collectors. Parker has led the league of top critics, at least for Bordeaux and ...