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Thursday 21 August 2014

Wine

Christie’s auction 15-litre English sparkler

A 15-litre Nebuchadnezzar of English sparkling wine, the largest ever made, is to go on sale at Christie’s to raise funds for a British arts charity.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Brunello image a ‘double-edged sword’

A combination of high prices and consumer misconception is ensuring that Brunello di Montalcino remains under-represented in the UK market, believes one Master of Wine.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Dennis Sodomka recommends an “elegant” Cherry Tart Pinot Noir, while Gil Lempert-Schwarz sniffs out an “ultra delicious” Pinot Grigio.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Paul Hobbs faces fines for environmental ‘vandalism’

US winemaking consultant Paul Hobbs is potentially facing multi-million dollar fines for cutting down trees on protected land in order to plant a vineyard.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 1 Comment »

Liv-ex 100 hits 2009 levels

The Liv-ex 100 index has fallen back to October 2009 levels in June following 15 months of decline, with Bordeaux stabilising somewhat and DRC’s La Tâche taking a severe tumble.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Secondhand booze shop opens in Tokyo

A cut-price liquor store which buys unwanted alcohol before selling its on at a discounted price has opened in Tokyo.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Treasury appoints ex-Coca-Cola exec

Ex-Coca-Cola executive Robert Foye is to head up Treasury Wine Estates’ Asia and EMEA regions following the departure of Andrew Carter last week.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux wineries could be confiscated in Chinese crackdown

Two Chinese companies have been accused of misusing £25 million in public funds with 14 Bordeaux châteaux among their purchases.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 1 Comment »

Lafite China’s first wine declared ‘not bad’

DBR Lafite managing director Christopher Salin described the first wine from its Chinese vineyard as “not bad, not yet good”.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

New York dentists offer wine to patients

Dentists in New York have started offering free wine to patients in order assuage the dread of root canal and fillings.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 1 Comment »

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