On day four of the trial of alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan, Burgundy heavyweights Laurent Ponsot and Aubert de Villaine testified against Kurniawan.
Burgundy’s bull run of the auction circuit continued apace this week with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Henri Jayer topping Sotheby’s best lots.
As the trial of alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan continues, FBI agent James Wayne told the court on Wednesday that his house was a “wine factory”.
Burgundy’s winning run at auction continued unabated last week with the region topping the charts in London and New York.
Seasonal wines dominate the recommendations in the UK press this week with a range that can be enjoyed with Christmas dinner and even the Boxing Day leftovers.
Two consecutive low volume vintages in Burgundy may mean the region needs to plant more vineyards to solve a current supply-demand imbalance.
The first international institution fully dedicated to education and research in wine and spirits management has just been launched in Burgundy.
US auction house Zachys is celebrating its biggest ever sale in Asia with over HK$52 million made last week, while Christie’s set a new world record for Burgundy at the same time.
The majority of British consumers favour cheap wine over an expensive equivalent, according to a study carried out by the London Wine Academy.
Actor Sam Neill, who runs Two Paddocks in Central Otago, has hit out against being dubbed a “celebrity winemaker”, admitting he dislikes the tag.
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