Marlon Abela, owner of two Michelin-starred London restaurant The Greenhouse, has acquired a controlling stake in UK independent wine merchant OW Loeb.
Emmanuel Giboulot, the biodynamic winemaker who was fined for not spraying his vines against a new pest, has had his conviction overturned on appeal.
The year may be drawing to a close but tastings abound in Hong Kong and beyond.
Despite its challenges, the 2013 Burgundy vintage offers wines with “beautiful definition” that are “very precise on terroir”, according to Veronique Drouhin of Joseph Drouhin.
Business students are developing a thirst for wine courses, with careers in the financial sector having lost their sheen due to the recession.
Beaune is the best value wine appellation in Burgundy but has suffered from a “lack of reputation”, according to the president of Louis Jadot, Pierre-Henry Gagey.
Christie’s latest fine wine sale in Hong Kong made in excess of HK$36 million, driven by perennial auction favourite DRC and exceptionally old and rare Yquem.
Heritage Auction’s early December sale will feature over 700 lots of top Burgundy from Dugat to Groffier to the ubiquitous DRC.
Auction house Sotheby’s is to offer the “best of the best” at its next Hong Kong auction next month with over 200 lots of the world’s finest wines up for grabs.
A run of small harvests, strong demand for the top names and soaring vineyard prices is changing the shape of Burgundy’s entire wine model.
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