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Thursday 31 July 2014

Wine

Was Parker right about first growth pricing?

Liv-ex considered a statement made by Robert Parker 10 years ago about first growth pricing and has found him to be largely correct.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Acker pays out to billionaire Koch

US auction house Acker Merrall & Condit has paid a “substantial sum” to billionaire wine collector Bill Koch in an out of court settlement.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Provence rosé magnum sales to double

UK sales of Provençal rosé magnums are predicted to “double” this year with total exports of the region’s signature style rising 22% in volume last year.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

db team shortlisted for Roederer awards

Two members of the drinks business editorial team and several contributors have been shortlisted for the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 London restaurants

There has always been stiff competition in London for the attention of diners and opinions on the capital’s top restaurants tend to differ, but this list is a good place to start.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Halfwine sets sights on expansion

Halfwine, a new UK wine operation specialising in half bottles, has launched a crowdfunding project to help it expand and build on this growing trend.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Fine wine lost in lorry smash

Up to 18,000 bottles of Saint Emilion Grand Cru have been lost after a lorry transporting them overturned in rural France yesterday.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Lidl plots ‘claret offensive’

Discount supermarket chain Lidl is plotting a £12 million autumn “claret offensive” against its rivals in a bid to expand into affluent central London postcodes.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Mutant worm could help alcoholics

Scientists in the US have created a “James Bond” style mutant worm that is resistant to the intoxicating effects of alcohol, potentially revolutionising drug treatment for alcoholics.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Plumbers plead guilty to $650k wine heist

Two plumbers have pleaded guilty to stealing US$650,000 worth of wine in a botched wine heist.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

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