Baseball star Giancarlo Stanton celebrated signing a $325 million deal with the Miami Marlins, the biggest in US sports history, with a $20k bottle of Moët.
US auction house Hart Davis Hart is hoping to see out the year in style with a sale it hopes will net between US$4-$7 million.
Con men pretending to work for wealthy Arab clients have stolen £11,500 of Champagne and fine wine from Michelin-starred restaurant Pied à Terre.
Hollywood film director Baz Luhrmann has released a US$785 Champagne sabre in collaboration with Barneys New York.
Champagne Pol Roger has chosen the highly acclaimed 2002 vintage to launch a collection of three expressions from this year.
Drinks distributor and retailer Amathus has opened a fourth shop in Shoreditch, adding to its sites in Soho, Knightsbridge and the City of London.
Champagne tastes of Asia are undergoing real change, according to Dominique Moreau of Champagne house Marie Courtin.
This year’s competition not only revealed the very best luxury Champagnes, but top-end offerings from categories that previously didn’t fare well.
Consumers around the world have developed an insatiable thirst for sparkling wine with global sales having surged by 30% in the last decade.
Piper Heidsieck will not produce a 2004 vintage of prestige cuvée Rare after its cellar master chose to replenish the house’s reserve wine stocks instead.
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