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Sunday 23 November 2014

Wine

Super-rich spend $8 billion on booze

The world’s ultra-rich spent US$8 billion on wine and spirits this year, according to a report which has revealed an insight into their spending habits.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Japanese bathe in 2014 Beaujolais wine

Wine lovers in Japan celebrated the release of 2014’s Beaujolais Nouveau by bathing in the wine at a hot spring resort west of Tokyo.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

£28K of wine stolen by Drogba conman

A conman pretending to work for Chelsea football star Didier Drogba has stolen £28,000 worth of wine from a two Michelin-starred restaurant in Cambridge.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Collector battles to save 2k wine bottles

The US lawyer battling to save his seized cache of wine has said that they were for personal use, as prosecutors seek to have them destroyed.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

The week in pictures

A pop-up Patagonian-inspired rum chalet, plentiful Provence rosé, a diamond encrusted car and a jaunt to Cointreau’s heartland have made for an eclectic week in the drinks trade.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

UK promises ‘wow factor’ symposium

The organisers of the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium 2016 have promised to deliver an event “worthy of our industry and ambitions”.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: between 08 and 10 in quality

The CEO of Château Palmer and sales director of Pichon-Baron have tentatively hailed the 2014 vintage in Bordeaux as the best since 2010.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Star toasts mega deal with $20k Moët

Baseball star Giancarlo Stanton celebrated signing a $325 million deal with the Miami Marlins, the biggest in US sports history, with a $20k bottle of Moët.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Churchill’s favourite Port released

Symington has released a special edition of its Graham’s Six Grapes Port – Winston Churchill’s favoured Port.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

From a “budget-friendly Syrah” and $60 Californian “grand cru-level” Chardonnay to a $360 Burgundy grand cru, this week’s roundup features a wine to suit all tastes and wallets.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 No Comments »

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