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Sunday 31 August 2014

Wine

Clare Valley caught in Riesling dichotomy

Riesling may shape the reputation of Clare Valley, but a tension exists between commercial success and critical acclaim.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 3 Comments »

Waitrose wine site opens as Morrisons’ closes

UK supermarket Waitrose has launched a new online wine site, as competitor Morrisons announced it is to close its standalone wine site and incorporate it into its main site.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Sichel to increase presence in China

Maison Sichel is to double the size of its team in China by the end of the year following long-term investment in the country’s wine market.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Environment has ‘profound’ effect on taste

The environment in which you experience a wine has a “profound” effect on how you will perceive it to taste, according to an Oxford University professor.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 1 Comment »

Magnums best format for Champagne

Consumers looking for the best expression of Champagne should buy the fizz in large formats, especially magnums, according to Veuve Clicquot senior winemaker Cyril Brun.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Half of Château Lafite sold in China ‘is fake’

A senior Chinese Government official has claimed at least half of Château Lafite sold in China is fake and is probably made on boats moored in international waters.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 2 Comments »

Top 5 restaurants: Chelsea Flower Show

With the Chelsea Flower Show set to kick off later this month, we round up some London restaurants embracing the show with their own Chelsea-themed selection of food and drink.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Barossa needs ‘more honest’ style

Barossa Valley winemakers need to break free from the region’s “default setting” and revisit the lighter expressions of its past, believes one winemaker.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 1 Comment »

Smugglers jailed over £2m alcohol fraud

Two men have been jailed for evading nearly £2 million in alcohol duty by “hijacking” the details of legitimate companies and faking paperwork.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Winemakers’ Winemaker award 2014

The industry gathered to see Anne-Claude Leflaive become the new recipient of the Winemakers’ Winemaker award recently – a winemaker said to embody a combination of tradition and innovation.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 No Comments »

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