Clos de los Siete to release high-end white
Clos de los Siete, the Argentine wine project founded by French consultant Michel Rolland in 1998, is due to release a high-end white wine onto the market.
Hangover impairs driving ability
New research claims that a hangover can impair driving performance as much as driving under the influence of alcohol.
Kurniawan trial ‘a case about greed’, court told
Prosecutors on first day of the long-awaited trial of alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan have told the jury that “greed” lies at the heart of the case.
This week’s Asian media wine recommendations include a “sophisticated” red, a white with “a full and voluminous body” and sparkler “with well-rounded acidity and a long, compelling finish.”
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The Grape Foundation has donated £15,000 to Children with Cancer UK using proceeds from an online wine auction, which is still running.
Burgundy’s winning run at auction continued unabated last week with the region topping the charts in London and New York.
Former Oddbins MD John Ratcliffe has been appointed CEO at Accolade Wines following the departure of the company’s Troy Christensen over one year ago.
The Campaign for Real Ale has announced the winners of its 2013 Pub Design Awards, with the first Newbuild award presented since 2006.
A woman in Vermont was arrested recently for selling cases of one of the US’s most sought after beers on the website Craigslist for hundreds of dollars.
While the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement brought some good news for the drinks industry, there was a sting in the tail with the wine and spirits duty escalator.
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The trial of alleged wine fraudster, Rudy Kurniawan, took another strange turn last week when one of the Indonesian national’s own expert witnesses said that 80% of the wine seized by police in his house was fake.
With tiny yields, questionable quality and buyers and commentators sharpening their knives, is the 2013 en primeur campaign destined for disaster before it’s even begun?
Krug 1996 and Armand Rousseau’s 2009 Chambertin Clos de Bèze topped the Liv-ex charts in November as the Fine Wine 100 dropped over 2%.
Bordeaux Index has appointed Lindsay Hamilton, co-founder of rival fine wine merchant Farr Vinters, to the BI board of directors.