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Friday 18 April 2014

Wine

Clay is key to quality in 2012 Bordeaux

Bordeaux has produced a “fabulous vintage” in 2012 depending on soil type, said Cheval Blanc’s technical director, Pierre-Olivier Clouet, speaking at a tasting in London last week.

Monday, February 11th, 2013 1 Comment »

California hails record breaking harvest

California has confirmed a record 2012 grape harvest both in terms of volume and price, thanks to global supply pressures and a vintage of widespread high quality.

Monday, February 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Graphic cigarette-style labels proposed for Aussie wine

The Australian health lobby has called for wine to carry graphic, cigarette-style, health warnings.

Monday, February 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Lady Gaga’s favourite wines revealed

Pop sensation Lady Gaga’s favourite wines have been revealed during a court case with her former personal assistant Jennifer O’Neill.

Friday, February 8th, 2013 3 Comments »

Famous and funny alcohol quotes

Last week we published a famous quote from Madame Lily Bollinger, and that got us thinking about our favourite alcohol-related lines.

Friday, February 8th, 2013 6 Comments »

English Wine Producers take a stand at ProWein

English Wine Producers (EWP) will be exhibiting outside of the UK for the first time at this year’s ProWein.

Friday, February 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Suckling hails ‘superb’ 2010 vintage

Wine critic James Suckling has awarded 11 100 pointers in his review of the 2010 Bordeaux vintage as its release date nears.

Friday, February 8th, 2013 2 Comments »

‘Soapy’ wine served to Obama on state visit

The release of tasting notes from the UK government’s cellar reveal that US President, Barack Obama, was served a “soapy” white Burgundy on his 2011 state visit.

Friday, February 8th, 2013 2 Comments »

Italy’s 10 leading fine white wines

Italy’s leading fine white wines from barrel-aged Chardonnay to amphorae-fermented Sauvignon Blanc.

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 8 Comments »

Russia poised to lift Georgian wine ban

Georgian wine may be about to make a comeback in Russia following a seven-year ban.

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 No Comments »

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