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Friday 29 May 2015

Wine

Sotheby’s hosts huge NYC sale

Auction house Sotheby’s has hailed its largest New York wine sale for 15 years, with the “Don Stott Cellar” making over US$8 million.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 No Comments »

IWSC to hold live judging at LWF

The International Wine & Spirit Competition will host a live judging session at London Wine Fair to find “Best In Show” examples of the event’s two focus grape varieties for 2015.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 No Comments »

LCB steps up WSET staff training

Wine storage and distribution firm LCB has extended the wine training available for all of its staff by helping those who have achieved a WSET Level 1 qualification to push on to Level 2 and above.

Monday, May 11th, 2015 No Comments »

db launches iOS app

the drinks business is proud to announce that our iPad and iPhone app is now available for subscribers to download for free.

Monday, May 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 new products

Leading the troupe of new releases over the last month is Dom Pérignon’s 2005 vintage, McGuigan’s Aussie answer to the growth of sparkling wine, and Ledaig’s rare 42-year-old Scotch.

Monday, May 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: firsts sticking together

Château Margaux has joined its fellow firsts with a release price of €240 a bottle ex-négociant, an 11% rise on 2013.

Monday, May 11th, 2015 No Comments »

English wine hails bumper year

Figures for the 2014 harvest released today have revealed a record-breaking 47,433 hectolitres, or 6.3 million bottles, of English wine have been produced – up 42% on 2013.

Monday, May 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Is van Gaal Farr Vintner’s latest customer?

Manchester United’s manager, Louis van Gaal, may be a wine aficionado after all when he was spotted with what looked like a wine list under his arm at the weekend.

Monday, May 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Madeira clarifies message

A series of changes to the permitted labeling terms used for Madeira aim to clarify and formalise information about one of the world’s most complex wine categories.

Monday, May 11th, 2015 1 Comment »

Sandeman unveils Seixo 2013

Sandeman has declared around 1,000 cases of vintage Port from its Quinta do Seixo property, the latest step in what the house has promised will be “a very long period of innovation”.

Friday, May 8th, 2015 No Comments »

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