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Thursday 2 April 2015

Wine

‘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 »

Haut Bailly leads the Left Bank pack

Left Bank Bordeaux estates are, currently, the main beneficiaries of the region’s growing revival as the previously high flying Right Bank slows.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Five wines you never knew were ‘natural’

We round up a handful of wines that are delicious, varied, and do without any manipulative cellar techniques – but don’t class themselves as “natural”.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 2 Comments »

Cannabis cocktail trend predicted in US

Cannabis cocktails could soon be served at US bars as a growing number of states seek to legalise and decriminalise the Class C drug.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine battles to reach younger drinkers

A younger, wine savvy generation is driving an upmarket shift in wine consumption, but many producers are struggling to reach them, claims a new report.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Acker completes Saunier collection sales

US auctioneer Acker Merrall & Condit saw the final sale of importer Martine Saunier’s Burgundy collection go out with a “big bang” in New York.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Fountain filled with 32,000 litres of wine

A northern Greek city is to fill its fountain with 32,000 litres of red wine as part of its carnival celebrations.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Vice CEO drops $300k on lavish dinner

The CEO of Vice Media spent US$300,000 on a dinner in Las Vegas after a lucky gambling run, which included bottles of wine costing $20,000.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

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