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Wednesday 24 August 2016 loc: GB

sweet wine

Day taking Vin de Constance in a fresh direction

Matt Day, Klein Constantia’s young chief winemaker, is taking the jewel in its crown – Vin de Constance – in a fresh direction through a series of tweaks.

Monday, April 25th, 2016 1 Comment »

Coteaux du Layon in dry white push

Producers in the sweet wine producing appellation of Coteaux du Layon in the Loire Valley are pushing to be able to make dry white wines in the region.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

The Loire Valley in pictures

db’s Lucy Shaw enjoys a whistle-stop tour of the Loire Valley, taking in castles, towers, windmills, goats and Marilyn Monroe.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2013 ‘like sailing through a storm’

Bordeaux-based wine consultant Denis Dubourdieu has described the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux as one of the hardest in his career and “like sailing through a storm.”

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 2 Comments »

Private collector splashes £1.2m on Yquem

A London-based private collector has spent £1.2m on 131 bottles of Château d’Yquem dating back to 1811 in one of the largest single acquisitions of the sweet wine ever made.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 No Comments »

World’s first cola-flavoured wine launched

French wine company Haussmann Famille has launched the world’s first cola-flavoured wine onto the market.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 6 Comments »

£85k of wine stolen from Château d’Yquem

Thieves have made off with £85,000 worth of Château d’Yquem after breaking into a warehouse at the renowned Sauternes estate on Sunday night.

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Nicki Minaj backs Moscato brand

Outspoken American rapper Nicki Minaj is the latest to profit from the ‘Moscato madness’ boom in the US, having become part owner of Moscato brand Myx Fusions.

Friday, June 7th, 2013 2 Comments »

Trade needs to watch sweet tooth trend

The wine trade needs to wake up to the consumer thirst for sweeter wines or risk losing an entire generation of younger consumers, a senior drinks analyst has warned.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 1 Comment »

Wine milkshakes go on sale in LA

LA burger chain The Counter has added wine milkshakes to its menu.

Friday, August 10th, 2012 No Comments »

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