Fine Wine 2019: Squally conditions for fine wine

    The fine wine market had a few highpoints in 2019 but not enough to overcome an increasingly relentless series of events which ultimately curtailed its performance.

    Rare Penfolds Grange vertical expected to break $350k record

    1,800 bottles of Penfolds are set to go under the hammer at Australian auctioneer Langton’s, including a set of Penfolds Grange, dating from 1951 to 2014, which is expected to break the previous auction record of AU$349,500. 

    Asian Masters round-up

    This October we held four Masters competitions in Hong Kong, our various panels of esteemed judges diligently tasting and taking notes on everything from New World Pinot Noir to Indian whisky and Baijiu-fortified Aussie Shiraz. Read on to see what their verdicts were.


Bordeaux profile: Brane-Cantenac

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Results: Cognac Masters 2019 – Asia

Cognac is one of those drinks that is known for its high-end appeal. Our blind-tasting competition sought to put aside packaging and frills and concentrate on the liquid itself.

Results: Rosé Masters 2019 – Asia

If you think rosé wine is just an easy-drinking summer tipple then think again. Winemakers around the world are taking it seriously, and, as a result, are producing top-class expressions.

Trading Place: gaining global distribution through Bordeaux

Some of the world’s most famous wineries are abandoning their own sales networks for one worldwide distributor – La Place de Bordeaux. As Roger Morris reports, for those who can get in, it’s a win-win situation.

Millésime Bio 2020

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Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting

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Wine Paris 2020

10th Feb 2020

Prowein 2020

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Top 10 New York wine experiences

Our man in New York, Roger Morris, rounds up 10 of the best experiences on offer in the Big Apple for wine lovers, from the pairing menu at Eleven Madison Park, to exploring esoteric drops at Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels.

The Languedoc in pictures

With harvest time in full swing, db’s Lucy Shaw headed to the Languedoc to pick grapes with Gérard Bertrand and visit some of his flagship estates.

The week in pictures

From Sarah Jessica Parker debuting her wine label in New York and wig wearing at the Louis Roederer awards, to Michael Jordan joining the Tequila bandwagon, it’s been a busy week in the world of drinks.

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