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Friday 27 March 2015

Wine

Trade invited to pink flamingo party

Members of the wine trade are invited to the celebrate the last day of the London Wine Fair and raise vital funds for industry colleagues at a pink flamingo party hosted by The Benevolent.

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BIVB boosts Burgundy with virtual tastings

“Bourgogne wines, live and direct in 25 cities around the world!” This is the tag line for a series of interactive presentations being hosted around the world by the BIVB.

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The Ivy bar sells for £31,000 at auction

The Ivy restaurant’s private bar sold for 30 times more than its estimate at a charity auction fetching £31,250.

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McConaughey to star in Billionaire’s Vinegar

Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey is to star in The Billionaire’s Vinegar, a film based on a book of the same name which details one of the world’s most infamous wine frauds.

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Pinto toasts ‘sensational’ 25 year tasting

Portuguese wines could one day rival the likes of Burgundy and Bordeaux in terms of their ageing potential, suggests one producer following a landmark tasting of its wines dating back to 1990.

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Screwcap triumphs in maturation test

A selection of top Australian wines matured under both screwcap and cork led to “ground breaking” results during a blind tasting at this week’s Vinitaly.

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German wine in ‘strong demand’ at Sotheby’s sale

Sotheby’s latest London sale saw strong demand for the wines of Egon Müller alongside the usual top selling Burgundies of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

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Douro wine pioneer hails progress

“There’s still a long way to go,” believes João Nicolau de Almeida of Ramos Pinto as the estate marks the 25th anniversary of his pioneering first Douro table wine.

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Man builds Champagne bottle house

A Russian man has built a house made from 12,000 Champagne bottles in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, where it is known as the “Palace of Oz”.

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Duty cuts slow alcohol price increases

UK off-trade alcohol prices slowed to less than half of last year’s since the Government scrapped the alcohol duty escalator, according to research published by the WSTA.

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