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Tuesday 3 March 2015

USA

Goldman Sachs loan backed by 15k fine wines

Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs has accepted some 15,000 fine wines as collateral for a loan to a former high-ranking executive.

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 No Comments »

Celebrity Vineyards: Francis Ford Coppola

The following excerpt on film director-turned-winemaker Francis Ford Coppola, is taken from the recently published Celebrity Vineyards, From Napa to Tuscany in Search of Great Wine by Nick Wise.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 No Comments »

Wine Advocate slams branded cases claim

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, editor-in-chief of The Wine Advocate, has slammed recent claims that Robert Parker is involved with the sale of branded wine cases.

Friday, June 7th, 2013 1 Comment »

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 »

Second Judgement of Paris film to be made

Having been in the pipeline for six years, a second film based on the historic Judgement of Paris blind tasting is to begin filming this autumn.

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 2 Comments »

Parker moves into branded wine cases

Bordeaux négociant Bordeaux Wine Selection is to release limited edition cases of 100-point claret from the 2009 vintage signed by US wine critic Robert Parker.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 No Comments »

Napa e-auction lots go live

This year’s Napa Valley Auction has almost 200 e-auction lots posted online and the bidding has gone live.

Sunday, May 26th, 2013 1 Comment »

Spirits threatening wine sales in the US

A rise in spirits consumption in the US is posing a threat to wine sales in the country, according to Jo Cafaro from Napa’s Cafaro Cellars.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 1 Comment »

Sideways author releases Pinot Noir

Rex Pickett, author of popular wine-themed novel Sideways, which inspired the Oscar winning movie of the same name, has released his first Pinot Noir onto the market.

Friday, May 17th, 2013 2 Comments »

Armand de Brignac launches $500k ‘Dynastie’

Keen to carve a niche as the leader in large format bottles, Champagne brand Armand de Brignac has released a “Dynastie” collection priced at $500k.

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 No Comments »

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