The decision by Chateau d’Yquem not to make a sweet wine in 2012 should not drive people to write off all Sauternes in this year, according to other producers in the appellation.
Rare Cognac, vineyard animals and the world’s most expensive rum have all featured in another varied week for the drinks industry.
Chile showed itself as offering one of the most nationally distinctive expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon at a blind tasting of top examples from around the world.
Olivier Bernard has called for greater co-operation between châteaux and négociants as the owner of Domaine de Chevalier was confirmed as president of Bordeaux’s Union des Grands Crus.
Domaine de Chevalier owner the Bernard family has unveiled its recently acquired Sauternes property Clos des Lunes, displaying a focus on dry wines to address the “huge crisis” facing this Bordeaux appellation.
UK wine professionals were guinea pigs at a seminar yesterday as they tasted the results of Taransaud prototypes and product developments.
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