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Sunday 25 January 2015

Chardonnay

Chardonnay Masters 2014: The results

Proving that few grapes can beat the malleability and creative potential of Chardonnay was last month’s Masters tasting, where top-price pours and cheaper oaked styles fared well.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 No Comments »

US wines added to Downton Abbey range

Two Californian wines have been added to the Downton Abbey range inspired by Lady Cora Crawley, the American wife of the Earl of Grantham.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 1 Comment »

ConeTech could take out wine pyrazines

The same technology used to remove alcohol from wine could be employed to take out green flavours, or add in beneficial characters from grape pomace.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 2 Comments »

Alcohol removal on the up in US

One in four bottles of Californian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have been through the industrial alcohol removal process supplied by ConeTech.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 6 Comments »

Are white blends SA’s best wines?

In a recent feature for the drinks business Tim Atkin MW asserted that South Africa’s best wines are its white blends. We asked South African winemakers for their thoughts.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Chablis has ‘brand strength of Champagne’

The strength of “brand Chablis” and its pulling power in terms of driving sales is on a par with Champagne according to one leading producer in the region.

Friday, October 24th, 2014 No Comments »

William Fèvre releases ‘hipster’ Chablis

Chablis producer William Fèvre has released a limited edition glow-in-the-dark bottle aimed at “hipsters” in a bid to appeal to younger consumers.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 No Comments »

Chablis in pictures

With the last grapes of the 2014 harvest picked, autumn is in full swing in Chablis, setting the leaves aflame. Herewith, a pictorial tour of the region.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Cloudy Bay winemaker weighs up 2014

Cloudy Bay senior winemaker Tim Heath has welcomed a “buoyant” phase for the New Zealand wine industry, but acknowledged that the bumper 2014 crop “won’t come without its challenges.”

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines at Heathrow

Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest airports and, as a result, sells a serious amount of wine. Here are the top 10 wines sold by value.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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