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Tuesday 28 April 2015

Wine

Wine investment: how to avoid the pitfalls

Fine wine investment has hit the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons, with some so-called investment managers proving to be at best incompetent and at worst corrupt.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 4 Comments »

Best value 2005 Bordeaux wines

Tasting the 2005s ten years on, Michael Schuster was struck by their ‘sheer drinkability’ and ‘wonderful appealing freshness’

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Blind man outperforms ‘99.9%’ of winemakers

A US chemistry student who was born blind is turning his talent to wine, earning respect for his refined palate.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

‘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 »

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