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Sunday 1 February 2015

Wine

Wines aged underwater ‘taste different’

A winery which has been ageing its wines 60 feet underwater has said doing so causes wines to take a “divergent ageing path” and taste different.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 1 Comment »

Vasse Felix hangs hat on new Chardonnay

Margaret River producer Vasse Felix is preparing to launch a new Chardonnay, positioned just below its top end Heytesbury label, as the main reference point for its brand.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Bluffing Brits know nothing about wine

The majority of Brits lack confidence in choosing wine with 70% admitting they bluff their way through their wine choices, according to the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Kurniawan prosecutors call for 14 years

Lawyers prosecuting convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan have panned his defence’s calls for leniency and called for a jail term of up to 14 years.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 2 Comments »

Around the Grounds in 14 days: Day one

Today, the chairman of drinks charity The Benevolent set off on fundraising challenge to visit 91 UK football grounds without a car in just 14 days.

Monday, May 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Is Coravin’s new wine sampling device a game changer?

Five years after the UK arrival of Enomatic, a new sampling device – Coravin – is again getting restaurateurs excited.

Monday, May 12th, 2014 3 Comments »

Matthew Clark wine sales rise by 7%

On-trade wholesaler, Matthew Clark, has reported growth of 7% following a “surge” in sales from its wine portfolio.

Monday, May 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Sommelier of the year semi-finalists named

Nine top sommeliers, set to battle it out for the title of Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014, have been named following the regional finals last week.

Monday, May 12th, 2014 1 Comment »

Case of 1982 Lafite tops auction at $42k

An original wood case of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 was the top selling item at Zachys’ New York Spring auction this week selling for $41,650.

Monday, May 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Hamish Anderson picks three of his favourite New Zealand Pinot Noirs, while Matthew Jukes recommends a “sensational” sparkler – the first release from Dorset’s Langham Wine Estate.

Monday, May 12th, 2014 1 Comment »

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