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Monday 28 July 2014

USA

50 Shades sparks interest in Vin de Constance

A mention of Klein Constantia’s Vin de Constance in E L James’ novel 50 Shades Darker has sparked unprecedented interest in the South African sweet wine.

Monday, January 21st, 2013 3 Comments »

FBI ‘had cause’ to search Kurniawan’s home

A federal judge has ruled that FBI agents acted within the law when they searched the home of alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan after arresting him last March.

Friday, January 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Yellow Tail makers in crisis talks with lender

Casella Wines, makers of Yellow Tail – the best selling Australian wine in America – is in crisis talks with its lender after recording its first loss in 20 years.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 1 Comment »

Sparkling wine in support of gay marriage

A Crémant de Bourgogne has been created to be served at gay weddings in America.

Friday, January 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Obama inauguration “Champagne” angers French

The Champagne Bureau in Washington has attacked plans to serve Californian “Champagne” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration lunch.

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 6 Comments »

Top 50 most powerful women in wine: 10-1

Our final instalment reveals the top 10 most powerful women in wine. Can you guess who took the top spot?

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 30 Comments »

Palate Press accuses MacLean of copyright infringement

US online wine magazine PalatePress.com has accused Canadian wine writer Natalie MacLean of copyright infringement on her website NatalieMacLean.com.

Monday, December 17th, 2012 5 Comments »

Parker sells Wine Advocate stake for $15m

US wine critic Robert Parker sold the major stake in The Wine Advocate to Singapore-based investors for US$15 million, according to a newspaper report.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 3 Comments »

Parker sells “a substantial interest” in The Wine Advocate and steps down as editor

US critic Robert Parker has stepped down as editor-in-chief of his wine publication The Wine Advocate after selling “a substantial interest” of the company to a group of Singapore-based investors.

Monday, December 10th, 2012 3 Comments »

Timberlake and Biel create wedding cuvée

Singer Justin Timberlake created a special red blend from Sonoma County to be served at his wedding to actress Jessica Biel in southern Italy last month.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 No Comments »

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