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Thursday 3 September 2015

Barossa star hails Chile’s ‘exciting’ Syrah scope

Chile is “only just scratching the surface” with Syrah, suggests former Penfolds Grange winemaker John Duval, as he outlined some potential routes forward for the country with this variety.

Wine scam director receives 11-year ban

The director of a fraudulent wine investment firm, Capital Bordeaux Investments, has been banned from running a company for 11 years after conning at least 10 people out of £60,000.

Chablis confident of ‘excellent’ vintage

Chablis producers are confident of an “excellent” vintage despite the recent hail, which affected some 300 hectares in total.

Champagne AR Lenoble launches honey brand

Champagne house AR Lenoble in the Côte des Blancs has launched its own vintage honey made by 70,000 busy bees on its estate.

Diageo launches non-alcoholic Guinness

Drinks giant Diageo is trialling a non-alcoholic version of Guinness in Asia in response to a government crackdown on alcohol consumption in Indonesia.

Remembering Mel Jones MW

Yesterday, high in the hills of Gloucestershire, family and friends celebrated the life of a remarkable person who died last month aged 53.

Top 10 wines in the US press

This week’s collection of US wine tips features a successful search for good value Pinot Noir, a consideration of canned wine and a 40th anniversary celebration.

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