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.
Rapper Jay-Z has acquired Armand de Brignac Champagne from Sovereign Brands after making the company an offer it “simply couldn’t refuse”.
A UK brewery has issued a grovelling albeit tongue-in-cheek apology to the Champagne Bureau after releasing a “Champagne-style” sparkling beer.
California’s Harlan and Screaming Eagle wines achieved huge premiums on their estimates, setting new records at Wally’s and Crush auctions in New York last week.
The Liv-ex 100 index saw positive growth for a third consecutive month in October, while the Liv-ex 50 ran flat.
Champagne, rare Port, wines from lagoons and classic Japanese racing cars – from the sublime to the extraordinary in Asia.
What better way to finish our focus on international duty free sales than with the top-selling Champagnes at Dubai International Airport.
For CEO Maggie Henriquez, fully communicating the heritage of Krug proved pivotal in changing the fortunes of the brand, writes Richard Woodard.
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