On this day 1834…the man buried with claret

On this day in 1834, the folly builder, philanthropist, MP and noted drunkard, ‘Mad Jack’ Fuller died and was buried in a pyramid on his Sussex estate with a bottle of claret – so the legend goes.

Strange tales: the King of Scotland’s claret bill

Alexander III of Scotland was a prodigious drinker of wine and imported a great deal but suffered from the medieval monarch’s habitual tendency to shirk his bills – owing one poor wine merchant the equivalent of £1.7 million when he died.

The most powerful fine wines 2015: part 1

We count down the top 10 most powerful wines of 2015, starting with those brands placed at positions 10 to 6.

Château Haut-Bailly: the first Graves in space?

Château Haut-Bailly may become the first Graves to be enjoyed in space after the estate puts its name to a wine bottle designed for use in zero-gravity.

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