Wine

Bordeaux 2017: the conundrum vintage

Returning from the Bordeaux en primeur tastings, many UK merchants seem confident of the quality of the best wines in 2017 and the potential to sell them – but will wariness over the frost-struck vintage, uncertainty over pricing, the spectre of a long campaign and an apathetic market put paid to its chances before the wines are even released?

China’s Penglai wine region to introduce third party quality control

Penglai in China's eastern Shandong province has introduced a third-party assessment organisation to evaluate the city's 55 wineries for food safety related issues especially targeting fake wine made with toxic chemicals that pose potential health hazards.

Moët & Chandon: Champagne pairs best with French fries

Adding to a growing list of 'low-brow' food such as popcorn and fish and chips, French fries are yet another pairing perfect for Champagne according to Moët & Chandon, in line with the principle that Champagne's zesty acidity cuts through the saltiness and fat of junk food.

Napa icon Heitz Cellars sold to Arkansas billionaire

Napa Valley icon Heitz Wine Cellars has been sold to Arkansas banking billionaire Gaylon M. Lawrence Jr. for a rumoured US$180 million.

Top 10 new products: April

April 18th, 2018

HDH Burgundy sale nets US$7m

April 18th, 2018

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