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Wednesday 22 February 2017 loc: GB


WOSA: Sandmining on Paardeberg ‘a true blow’

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) has described the decision of the Swartland Municipality to grant two new sandmining licences on the Paardeberg as “a true blow” to the region’s winemakers.

Friday, February 17th, 2017 3 Comments » withdraws fraudulent Lafite

China’s leading e-commerce company,, has quietly taken down a page where a retailer was trying to sell a Bordeaux wine under the pretence that it was Château Lafite Rothschild.

Friday, February 17th, 2017 No Comments »

Bottleshock: changing the way HK buys wine online

Importer, distributor and now online retailer, Bottleshock has launched its website which includes a flavour and aroma algorithm that ‘demystifies’ the process of buying wine online.

Friday, February 17th, 2017 No Comments »

Christie’s to host ex-cellar Figeac sale

St Emilion premier grand cru classé, Château Figeac, has announced it has released a number of wines from its cellars to be sold by Christie’s in London this March.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 No Comments »

New on Wine List Confidential: The Five Fields

Classic and cult labels abound at the Michelin-starred Five Fields in Chelsea, though there’s also a Georgian skin-contact Rkatsiteli if you’re so inclined…

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 No Comments »

Limited edition label for ‘Good Ordinary Claret’

Berry Bros & Rudd has unveiled another limited edition label for its ‘Good Ordinary Claret, designed by Luke Edward Hall.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 1 Comment »

Fine wine investment: the problem with Burgundy

The hitch with Burgundy is that while its numbers may seem encouraging, the difficulty of getting hold of any makes it a poor choice for many portfolios.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 2 Comments »

China to recognise Black Rooster emblem

Italy’s Chianti Classico region is expected to receive Chinese trademark rights for its Black Rooster emblem this year, as it gears up for anticipated sales growth in China’s Year of the Rooster.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 No Comments »

Strange tales: Bulgars, poets and emperors’ skulls

A number of people and cultures have had a ghoulish custom of drinking wine from human skulls, including Bulgar khans and Romantic poets.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 No Comments »

Lidl focuses on European wines for spring offer

Lidl’s spring wine cellar will focus on French, Spanish and Italian wines, but around 20 new lines, including premium New World wines, will be added to the core range over the next 18 months.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 2 Comments »

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