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Friday 18 April 2014

    Malbec sales at Tesco up 200%

    Sales of Argentine Malbec have soared 200% in the last year at Tesco as the British public’s unquenchable thirst for the inky grape gathers pace.

    Lafite 2013: buy Mouton instead

    Lafite led the way among the first growths when it released yesterday as the cheapest vintage on the market but is Mouton a more reasonable offer?

    Pernod bolsters St Hugo range

    Australian wine brand St Hugo has brought out a pair of new wines this month, described as its “ultimate expression”.

Top 10 best value wines of Bordeaux 2013

The top wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage expected to be the best value, as chosen by the trade for Liv-ex’s survey.

The Proust Q&A: Alvaro Palacios

The Spanish wine pioneer on his dreams of being a bullfighter, splashing out on fine wine and drinking DRC with Paco de Lucía.

Bordeaux 2013: Mouton, Angélus and Pavie

Mouton Rothschild and Right Bank heavyweights Angélus and Pavie threw their combined backs behind the 2013 en primeurs this morning.

Australia puts positive spin on Chinese slide

Wine Australia believes Chinese austerity measures will benefit the wine industry in the long term, despite attributing its slide in this market to the crackdown.

Fine Wine Market News

Every week the team at Aston Lovell, the fine wine trading platform, brings you the latest news from the fine wine investment market

Beer

The week in pictures

This week saw team db take part in a Left-Bank Bordeaux taste-off, dine at the hotly tipped Chiltern Firehouse, and the launch of two new expressions from The Singleton distillery.

Beer is ‘no less healthy than wine’

The majority of Britons wrongly believe that wine is healthier than beer, when in fact moderate drinking of any alcohol is the key to good health, according to the Campaign for Real Ale.

Top beers in the worldwide press

Greg Ray picks a “double-brewed monster” packed with “pungent hops”, while Evan Benn recommends a tropical coconut ale to match a ceviche.

Brewer releases whisky-infused beer

Glasgow’s Wellpark Brewery has launched a new premium beer aged with whisky-infused oak.

Réunion island: A French wine discovery

Our African tour gave us the perfect excuse to visit La Réunion – a French Island east of Madagascar.

by Jean-Baptiste Ancelot

Big Beer’s idea of innovation? More alcohol

Exactly what Colt 45's legendary spokesperson, Billy Dee WIlliams, meant by "works every time" was left to the imagination. by Dan Fox

Fine wine vs gravity

How is the movement of the fine wine market like Felix Baumgartner’s leap from the edge of space? What goes up… by Rupert Millar

Wines of Portugal: London tasting

Portugal continues to make beautiful waves in the wine trade. Of all countries, it is hard to find one which offers better value for money. by Robin Goldsmith
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Fine Wine

Bordeaux 2013: Lafite under €300 a bottle

Lafite Rothschild has released its 2013 vintage with a 14% cut on its 2012 price to €288 per bottle.

Bordeaux 2013: Kirwan and Climens

After a busy day yesterday, Margaux third growth Château Kirwan and Sauternes first growth Château Climens were this morning’s key releases.

Bottle of Penfolds brings down Aussie politician

The premier of New South Wales in Australia has resigned after “forgetting” to declare he had received a bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange as a gift from a suspect in a corruption case.

LVMH buys first Burgundy vineyard

Luxury goods giant, LVMH, has acquired its first Burgundy vineyard having bought the 14th century Clos des Lambrays.