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Saturday 22 November 2014

Wine

Hospices de Beaune auction hits record €8m

The 154th Hospices de Beaune charity wine auction realised sales of €8.9 million ($11.1m) over the weekend – the highest total since it began in 1859.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

A “rarer white version” of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a sweet Italian Marsala and a “rich, fulsome and exotic” Spanish white are among this week’s recommendations.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Pago system key to Spain’s premium push?

Spain’s “Vino de Pago” classification offers an important tool for the country to show off top end wines, believes one producer that is stepping up its export ambitions.

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Tokaji: a wine for HK connoisseurs?

One Tokaji producer thinks the Hungarian region’s wines, particularly the famous sweet Aszú, should be finding favour with Asian collectors.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 1 Comment »

Week in pictures: Asia

The obligatory Burgundy tasting out of the way, it’s been cakes, Jura and ship-spotting in Hong Kong of late.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Domäne Wachau turns its sights on Asia

Austrian winery Domäne Wachau has set its sights on Asia after several years of restructuring its main European export markets.

Monday, November 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Pippa Middleton poised to enter wine trade?

Pippa Middleton has passed an advanced wine course, perhaps paving the way for her to become a fully-fledged sommelier, or enter the wine trade.

Friday, November 14th, 2014 2 Comments »

Q&A: Julie Fernandez, Raphaël Michel

As the World Bulk Wine show prepares to take up residence in Amsterdam, Julie Fernandez, head of exports at the French-based Raphaël Michel, speaks to the drinks business about the current state of the market.

Friday, November 14th, 2014 No Comments »

£11.5k of wine stolen from London resto

Con men pretending to work for wealthy Arab clients have stolen £11,500 of Champagne and fine wine from Michelin-starred restaurant Pied à Terre.

Friday, November 14th, 2014 3 Comments »

London Wine Experience toasts third year

More than 2,000 visitors poured into Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery last month for the third London Wine Experience organised by French wine critics, Bettane + Desseauve.

Friday, November 14th, 2014 No Comments »

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