$550m worth of Kurniawan counterfeit wines being ‘resold over and over again’
As much as US$550 million worth of fine wine from imprisoned counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan may still be in the market, according to Maureen Downey.
Antonio Galloni acquires Delectable
Antonio Galloni’s company Vinous has acquired the wine applications ‘Delectable’ and ‘Banquet’.
With the news that the UK is set to become a major exporter of wine by 2100, we look at some of the more unusual places that British producers are growing grapes.
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Patrón has named the designer of a hammock made out its Tequila corks as the winner of its third “Art of Patrón” bottle art contest.
Last month producers from Villány, Hungary, invited press and trade representatives to the second Franc & Franc conference. Their aim: to demonstrate that their region is the new home of Cabernet Franc.
Although Bordeaux is very firmly back in the news at the moment, Italy and Napa should still be on the keen investors radar.
A partnership between JD Wetherspoon and cancer charity CLIC Sargent, born of a chance meeting of the organisations’ bosses on a train 14 years ago, is reported to be raising £1.6m a year to support young cancer patients.
A Chinese firm has purchased the British pub visited by president Xi Jinping after the leader’s visit to the UK in October last year.
Borough Wines is taking its commitment to craft beer to the next level with the launch of its very own nanobrewery at its Islington premises.
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Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck will launch an ambitious redesign next year as part of the brand’s mission to take on Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot.
Guillaume d’Angerville of Domaine Marquis d’Angerville in Volnay has stressed the importance of his new Domaine du Pélican estate in Jura to not just be a “secondary Burgundy”.
Just how much fake fine wine is circulating the market? Maureen Downey has an idea – and it’s much more than the trade thinks.
Hundreds of empty bottles and thousands of empty cases of fine wine were among the lots recently sold-off from closed US merchant Premier Cru.
On floor 38 of the Heron Tower, Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture meet in a bizarre bamboo nest of a dining room. If Champagne or sake are your thing, it’s likely you’ll enjoy yourself up here.
Sales of sparkling wines are expected to rise by around 500% on the Friday before Christmas, according to a new report by Sainsbury’s.
Demi-sec needs to be made in vintages that are complex and mature enough to be able to stand up to the sugar according to one champion of the style.
Reports are mixed about the 2016 vintage in Champagne, with some winemakers reporting ‘disastrous’ conditions and others pleasantly surprised by the quality.
Armand de Brignac, the Champagne brand owned by rapper Jay Z, has released a second blend of its Blanc de Noirs expression priced at £675 a bottle.