Jan 24, 2015

$300,000 in fine wine stolen from famed restaurant is recovered

More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar on the other side of America. But the mystery of who broke into the unmarked wine room at the world-renowned French Laundry eatery and ...

Jan 13, 2015

Isetan Mitsukoshi recalls wine after glass fragments found in bottle

Department store operator Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday that glass fragments were found in a bottle of imported French red wine sold by consolidated subsidiary Century Trading Co. Isetan Mitsukoshi will recall 300 bottles of the wine with the same date of manufacture. ...

Dec 20, 2014

Italy's chianti country hit by quake swarm

Several mini-earthquakes with a maximum magnitude of 4.1 shook Italy’s famous Chianti wine region Friday. The tremors were sufficiently powerful to result in homes, schools and offices being evacuated but no serious damage or injuries were reported. The National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology ...

Get a taste of Georgian wine at Festivin

Nov 27, 2014

Get a taste of Georgian wine at Festivin

by Melinda Joe

In the four years since it started, Festivin has grown from an intimate gathering of natural wine enthusiasts to one of the most eagerly anticipated wine celebrations in Japan. Like many avant-garde movements in the food and beverage world, the idea for Festivin began ...

Nov 1, 2014

Winemaker Mercian to double vineyard area in Japan

Major winemaker Mercian Corp. will nearly double the area of its vineyards from the current 21.5 hectares, possibly within two years, officials said. Demand for wine made from grapes grown in Japan is increasing especially from fans who say it matches the taste of ...