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Saturday 28 March 2015

Wine

Gallo buys J Vineyards

E&J Gallo has acquired Sonoma-based sparkling wine producer J Vineyards & Winery for an undisclosed sum.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Argentina trials ancient Italian grape

Argentina’s Doña Paula winery has high hopes for an extremely rare Italian red grape called Casavecchia, which will be used as a blending partner for Malbec.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine tasters’ teeth at risk of rapid erosion

Acid in wine can make teeth vulnerable to erosion “within minutes”, with professional wine tasters most at risk, according to new research.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 5 Comments »

Riedel launches ‘super-light’ collection

Riedel has unveiled a “Superleggero” range of wine glasses, offering its array of grape variety-specific shapes in a lighter model.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 Argentine winemakers to watch

With a rebellious edge and the desire to make Argentina stand out from the crowd, these winemakers are worth keeping an eye on, writes Amanda Barnes.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Acker sale makes HK$45m

Acker Merrall & Condit’s latest Hong Kong sale achieved HK$45 million, which the house says will put it on track to be the world’s leading auction house in the first quarter of this year.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Second Jamie’s Italian to open in HK

A second franchise of UK chef Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant chain, Jamie’s Italian, is to open in Hong Kong this summer.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Man jailed for using wine bottles to smuggle drugs

A man in the UK has been jailed for five years for trying to smuggle £8 million worth of liquid amphetamine into the country hidden in wine bottles.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Pernod signals Indian ambition

Pernod Ricard’s Indian subsidiary has extended its borrowing limit to Rs1,500 crore (£161.5 million), a sign that the group is keen to tackle rival Diageo’s current dominance of this market through United Spirits.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Taste perception higher with lower alcohol wines

Taste perception is increased when we drink lower alcohol wines rather than those with a high abv according to a new study by Spanish neuroscientists.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 2 Comments »

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