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Friday 27 March 2015

Fine Wine

Uncorked: Robert Betz MW

Bob Betz MW, winemaker at the Betz Family Winery in Washington State, on ambition, arrogance and how a bottle of 1968 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon sparked his love of wine.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Latour’s next releases announced

First growth Château Latour is to release its 2003 grand vin and the 2008 vintage of its second wine, Les Forts de Latour, later this month.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Cho Lee: Fake wine not just a Chinese problem

Jeannie Cho Lee MW has called the counterfeiting of fine wines a “global issue”, not just a Chinese one.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 2 Comments »

Zachys’ latest New York sale raises US$7.5m

The New York auction house claims to have hosted the city’s largest fine wine sale in nearly a decade last week.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Berry Bros in managerial shake-up

The managing director of drinks merchant Berry Bros & Rudd, Hugh Sturges, has left the company after 14 years, with chairman Simon Berry temporarily taking over his role on the wine side of the business.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Empire collection commands ‘exceptional results’

The first sale of the “Empire Collection” made over US$3 million at Wally’s New York sale last weekend, with one whole day given over to Burgundy.

Friday, February 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Neal Martin promises ‘a more funky’ approach as Parker quits en primeur

Neal Martin promises a more “funky” approach to en primeur reporting for The Wine Advocate following the announcement last night that Parker is to stop reviewing Bordeaux in barrel after 37 years.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Fine wine vs the successors

Robert Parker has finally named a successor to his en primeur empire but will other wine critics now attempt to seize power and how bloody will the struggle for supremacy be?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 1 Comment »

End of an era: Parker hands Martin the reins for Bordeaux primeurs

US wine critic Robert Parker has announced he will no longer be responsible for tasting the Bordeaux en primeurs at The Wine Advocate.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 3 Comments »

Japanese whisky sales surge at Bonhams

The London-based auction house has seen continued demand for The Macallan, and a surge in interest in rare Japanese whisky in 2014.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

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