Uncorked: Thibaut Pontailler
Thibaut Pontallier – the co-founder of Pont des Arts and son of Paul Pontailler, general manager of Château Margaux – on his greatest vices and having The Doors round for dinner.
Time to look at the first growths again?
With Bordeaux prices still approaching a nadir, are the first growths back to competitive, attractive prices?
Exotic eastern ingredients such as lychee, kyoho grape liqueur and jasmine tea abound in these new cocktails by Tycoon Tann’s The Mod Bar.
In the magazine
Champagne Louis Roederer has announced the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2016 is now open for entries.
British beer producer Adnams will freeze its beer prices in support for the UK pub industry, which it says is facing “extremely challenging” conditions.
Languedoc legend Gerard Bertrand has revealed that his friend Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti inspired him to convert to biodynamics.
Visitors to a town in Slovenia could soon have pints poured from a fountain rather than the bar, if plans for a fountain that spouts beer instead of water go ahead.
The Alcohol Education Trust, a charity that works across the UK to teach children about safe alcohol consumption, has come runner-up in the 2016 GSK Impact awards.
“Lots” of beer rather than retirement was foremost on quarterback Peyton Manning’s mind after his Super Bowl win.
the drinks business
From the 2015 vintage, Bordeaux first growth Château Mouton Rothschild will be offering fewer wines en primeur due to a rising demand for wines in bottle.
Following in the footsteps of the Fine Wine 100, the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 index also made gains in January with Bordeaux leading the way.
A recent tasting confirmed that the Bordeaux 2006 vintage doesn’t quite reach the heights of the 2005, but its high points are still impressive.
Aubert de Villaine, co-director of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, has spoken out about the 2013 vintage in Burgundy, describing it as “disastrous”.