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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Wine

Napa trend for ‘leaner, less-oaked’ Chardonnay

At a recent tasting Napa winemakers said they preferred the 2012 vintage over 2011, marking a taste for greater acidity and less-oaked flavours.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 2 Comments »

Ex-wine exec pleads guilty to $1m fraud

A former Napa wine executive has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $1 million from an online wine network.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Beer is ‘no less healthy than wine’

The majority of Britons wrongly believe that wine is healthier than beer, when in fact moderate drinking of any alcohol is the key to good health, according to the Campaign for Real Ale.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2013: Mouton, Angélus and Pavie

Mouton Rothschild and Right Bank heavyweights Angélus and Pavie threw their combined backs behind the 2013 en primeurs this morning.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Colette Bancroft recommends a “deeply satisfying” Cabernet Sauvignon, while Stacey Vreeken picks an “orange” Pinot Gris from California’s Beauregard Vineyard.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Australia puts positive spin on Chinese slide

Wine Australia believes Chinese austerity measures will benefit the wine industry in the long term, despite attributing its slide in this market to the crackdown.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Rare Nazi wine to be sold at auction

Two rare bottles of “Führerwein”, made on the orders of Adolf Hitler, are set to go under the hammer at an auction in Glasgow.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Michael Cox’s memorial in pictures

At 3.30pm on Thursday 10 April, possibly the largest ever social gathering of the UK wine trade took place at Southwark Cathedral for the memorial service of Michael Cox.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine in a paint can launched

Playing on the fact that red wine stains your teeth, a Lithuanian advertising agency has launched a wine housed in a paint can.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Provence sweeps board at rosé tasting

Wines from in and around Provence dominated the top spots in a blind tasting in London last week that featured 31 of the world’s most famous rosés.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 No Comments »

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