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Monday 22 September 2014

Burgundy

Uncorked: Tom Stopford Sackville

Goedhuis’ managing director talks about Pinot Noir, more Pinot Noir and drops a (not-so) subtle hint to Vega Sicilia about a vintage of theirs he needs to try.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Rapper Rick Ross’ fave fizz launches brut

Luc Belaire, the favourite French fizz brand of American rapper Rick Ross, has branched out from sparkling rosé with the release of a brut non-vintage.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 No Comments »

France 2014: the unpredictable vintage

The run up to the 2014 vintage in France has been nothing if not erratic but, as the harvest kicks off in earnest, it may turn out alright.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Château de Pommard sold to tech tycoon

Château de Pommard in Burgundy has been sold to Silicon Valley entrepreneur Michael Baum for an undisclosed sum.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine Etc. opens Happy Valley store

The Wine Etc franchise of wine shops is expanding its operations to Happy Valley in Hong Kong this weekend.

Friday, September 5th, 2014 No Comments »

HK$20m DRC ‘superlot’ set for auction

Sotheby’s is to auction off 114 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in Hong Kong this October – the most valuable lot ever offered at a wine sale.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

The big fake fall out

As Rudy Kurniawan, fine wine’s answer to Bernie Madoff, begins his prison sentence in New York, the trade is coming to terms with the fall-out.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 2 Comments »

Frey family buys Burgundy estate

Chateau La Lagune and Domaine Paul Jaboulet Ainé owners the Frey family has snapped up Château de Corton André in Burgundy for an undisclosed sum.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Decade in prison ‘not enough’ for Kurniawan

Burgundian winemaker Laurent Ponsot, who helped to bring Rudy Kurniawan to trial, believes 10 years in prison is “not enough” for the convicted wine fraudster.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Burgundian eyes London Stock Exchange

A producer in Burgundy is looking to become what is believed to be the first French vineyard to be listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 No Comments »

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