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Thursday 23 February 2017 loc: GB


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.

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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 »

Q&A: Steven Spurrier, WSET honorary president

We catch up with Steven Spurrier, honorary president of the WSET, on the evolution of wine education, his most memorable wine moment and his advice for breaking into the wine trade.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 1 Comment »

New on Wine List Confidential: Ember

This pan-Asian curiosity on Pudding Lane serves up an idiosyncratic little wine list with a good number of pleasant surprises. Try the sake!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 No Comments »

Sadie ‘gobsmacked’ as Swartland opens door to sandmining

Swartland wine producers appear to have lost the battle to prevent sandmining in Paardeberg, which Eben Sadie says threatens to undermine 20 years’ worth of work to establish Swartland as a prized winemaking region.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 20 Comments »

Go-ahead for EU-Canada CETA trade deal

The EU has voted to ratify a controversial trade deal with Canada which will boost the exports of drinks between the two trade blocks, and remove Canadian regional monopolies on wine retailing.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 2 Comments »

NZ explores ‘acoustic’ style of Sauvignon

High cropping of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and fierce competition on price is pushing winemakers to experiment further with the variety, using oak and bottle age to add a second dimension to the country’s offer.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 No Comments »

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