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Sunday 21 December 2014

Wine

Environment has ‘profound’ effect on taste

The environment in which you experience a wine has a “profound” effect on how you will perceive it to taste, according to an Oxford University professor.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 1 Comment »

Magnums best format for Champagne

Consumers looking for the best expression of Champagne should buy the fizz in large formats, especially magnums, according to Veuve Clicquot senior winemaker Cyril Brun.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Half of Château Lafite sold in China ‘is fake’

A senior Chinese Government official has claimed at least half of Château Lafite sold in China is fake and is probably made on boats moored in international waters.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 2 Comments »

Top 5 restaurants: Chelsea Flower Show

With the Chelsea Flower Show set to kick off later this month, we round up some London restaurants embracing the show with their own Chelsea-themed selection of food and drink.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Barossa needs ‘more honest’ style

Barossa Valley winemakers need to break free from the region’s “default setting” and revisit the lighter expressions of its past, believes one winemaker.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 1 Comment »

Smugglers jailed over £2m alcohol fraud

Two men have been jailed for evading nearly £2 million in alcohol duty by “hijacking” the details of legitimate companies and faking paperwork.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Winemakers’ Winemaker award 2014

The industry gathered to see Anne-Claude Leflaive become the new recipient of the Winemakers’ Winemaker award recently – a winemaker said to embody a combination of tradition and innovation.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan pleads for sympathy

Wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan embarked on a multi-million dollar fake wine scheme to keep up with “elite collectors” and wanted to impress famous friends like Jackie Chan, it has been claimed.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 3 Comments »

Beauty industry looking to the wine world

An increasing number of skincare brands are latching onto the antioxidant properties found in grapes and using them in their beauty products.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 1 Comment »

Penfolds marks 170 years with £33k wine

Penfolds has released a limited edition run of its 2010 Bin 170 Kalimna Shiraz, housed in a bespoke case, to mark its 170th year.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 No Comments »

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