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?
The top wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage expected to be the best value, as chosen by the trade for Liv-ex’s survey.
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The Spanish wine pioneer on his dreams of being a bullfighter, splashing out on fine wine and drinking DRC with Paco de Lucía.
Mouton Rothschild and Right Bank heavyweights Angélus and Pavie threw their combined backs behind the 2013 en primeurs this morning.
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.
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.
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.
Greg Ray picks a “double-brewed monster” packed with “pungent hops”, while Evan Benn recommends a tropical coconut ale to match a ceviche.
the drinks business
Lafite Rothschild has released its 2013 vintage with a 14% cut on its 2012 price to €288 per bottle.
After a busy day yesterday, Margaux third growth Château Kirwan and Sauternes first growth Château Climens were this morning’s key releases.
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.
Luxury goods giant, LVMH, has acquired its first Burgundy vineyard having bought the 14th century Clos des Lambrays.