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Thursday 8 October 2015


Napoleon drank Champagne and ‘Cape’ wine in exile

It is well known that Napoleon drank Vin de Constance while in exile on St Helena, but his cellar was apparently much broader than first thought.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Madeira clarifies message

A series of changes to the permitted labeling terms used for Madeira aim to clarify and formalise information about one of the world’s most complex wine categories.

Monday, May 11th, 2015 1 Comment »

Christie’s kicks off NYC spring season

Christie’s is beginning its New York spring season with an online sale featuring over 900 bottles of Madeira.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Uncorked: Simon Tam, Christie’s

Christie’s head of wine for China, Simon Tam, asks only for Sercial Madeira, old Champagne, his children’s laughter – and world peace.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Madeira’s big guns head to London

A number of top Madeira producers are heading to London next month for a tasting at the Portuguese Embassy in Belgrave Square.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Maureen Downey

The fine wine authentication expert on her love of sharks, fear of snakes, dreams of being a slalom skier, and wine’s seedy underbelly.

Friday, February 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Hamish Anderson takes a look at some of the best Madeira wines while David Williams recommends some “premier league” Italian wines from some of the country’s lesser known regions.

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 1 Comment »

The week in pictures

It has been a bumper week in the drinks trade featuring whisky, Champagne and cocktails as well as supermodels, singers and some very energetic dancing.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Oldest rum ever to be auctioned to go under the hammer in London

Twelve bottles of light and dark rum dating back to 1780 – the oldest rum ever to be auctioned – are to go under the hammer at Christie’s in London this month.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 1 Comment »

19th century Port collection at Christie’s sale

Christie’s next Geneva sale will feature a collection of 19th century Port and Madeira as well as an extremely rare decanter of Royal Salute whisky and 1929 Haut-Brion.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 No Comments »

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