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Monday 3 August 2015

Wine

Wine fraudster jailed for eight years

A convicted wine fraudster who swindled £1 million out of investors to pay for luxury holidays has been jailed for eight years.

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Rooibos: an alternative to sulphur?

A winery in Stellenbosch is channelling the antioxidant properties of South Africa’s native rooibos plant to avoid adding sulphur to its wines.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 1 Comment »

Diageo: The only way is up?

If Ivan Menezes wanted a theme song to accompany his presentation of Diageo’s latest annual results, he might have chosen the 1980s hit The Only Way is Up.

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The week in pictures

A breathable cocktail cloud, summer sipping with Wines of Argentina, a Hollywood hookup and two adorable kittens make this week’s round-up.

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Myra launches India’s first unfiltered wine

Bangalore-based winery Myra has launched a Cabernet blend called Misfit, which it has hailed as India’s first unfiltered wine.

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New wine festival to debut in NZ

A new 12-day wine festival in Central Otago, dubbed a “celebration” of the region’s wines, will make its debut this October.

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Diageo signals turnaround as sales nudge upward

Diageo has reported a 5% rise in net sales for 2014/15, signalling a turnaround in the company’s fortunes after a challenging few years.

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Half of 100-point wines under £5,000

Over half of the 49 Bordeaux wines given a “perfect” 100-point score by Robert Parker since 2000 are currently trading below £5,000 a case.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 1 Comment »

‘Indestructible’ wine suitcase coming to the UK

A “virtually indestructible” suitcase that helps wine lovers bring their beloved bottles home from their travels is soon to go on sale in the UK.

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Top 10 wines in the US press

A clutch of Brunello di Montalcino, an “interesting and unusual” Greek wine made with the native Moschofilero grape and a “tangy” Virginian Viognier make this week’s line-up.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 1 Comment »

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