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Sunday 1 March 2015

Wine

Hyatt hosts dinner to ‘bridge art and wine’

Pont des Arts and the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong have partnered for a special “Art and Wine Dinner” during Art Basel week in early March.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 No Comments »

End of an era: Parker hands Martin the reins for Bordeaux primeurs

US wine critic Robert Parker has announced he will no longer be responsible for tasting the Bordeaux en primeurs at The Wine Advocate.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 2 Comments »

UK sales of Franciacorta wines soar

Sales of Franciacorta wines in the UK rose by 172.5% in volume throughout 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, according to new figures.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Italian fine wine leads on cuisine

While Italian wines can’t quite match the presence of French favourites in Asia, the country’s other famous export – cuisine – is one way of helping bring the country’s top pours further into the spotlight.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine investment: how to avoid the pitfalls

Fine wine investment has hit the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons, with some so-called investment managers proving to be at best incompetent and at worst corrupt.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 2 Comments »

Best value 2005 Bordeaux wines

Tasting the 2005s ten years on, Michael Schuster was struck by their ‘sheer drinkability’ and ‘wonderful appealing freshness’

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Blind man outperforms ‘99.9%’ of winemakers

A US chemistry student who was born blind is turning his talent to wine, earning respect for his refined palate.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Love hormone’ lessens effects of alcohol

Researchers from the University of Sydney have found that the “love hormone” oxytocin mitigates some of the physical effects of alcohol consumption.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Napa barrel auction raises $6m

This past week marked the 19th Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Auction, scoring a record $6 million. Yet naturally one might wonder how these ‘New World’ wines would age. And would they truly retain their value as collectables?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

Man destroys A$300k of wine in Barossa

A man has been arrested after allegedly opening the taps of four tanks of wine at an estate in the Barossa Valley last weekend.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

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