Over 80 % of the wines offered at the great Tokaj wine auction were sold, bringing the total to €68,000 for the event, held by the Confrérie de Tokaj in the city of Tokaj, north-east Hungary, on 23 April.
Currently, eleven families make up the association: Marchesi Antinori, Château Mouton Rothschild, Joseph Drouhin, Egon Müller Scharzhof, Famille Hugel, Champagne Pol Roger, Famille Perrin, the Symington Family Estates, Tenuta San Guido, Miguel Torres and Vega Sicilia.
This article was syndicated. The picture shows a Riesling roadshow in China with, left to right, Etienne Hugel of Alsace, Erni Loosen of Germany and Peter Barry of Australia with their Chinese fixer attempting to stir up Asian enthusiasm for the world's greatest grape
The quality of the 2015 vintage being presented to merchants over the past month makes it feel like the “the sun’s come out” for the Bordeaux region, according to Robert Wilmers, M&T Bank Corp. chairman and chief executive officer and owner of Chateau Haut Bailly, a grand cru classe wine estate south of the city.
Last week's column on the evolution of India's wine industry over the past three decades noted that a complicated range of taxes made wine very expensive. Indeed, taxes impact heavily on the pocket book of any visitor to that country:
eBay is angling for a swig of the $15 billion U.S. wine business. The online marketplace uncorked Ebay Wine this week, boasting a 10,000-plus selection of wines ranging from “everyday staples to sought after vintages," the company said.
In part one of this series, we looked at a husband-wife chef and sommelier team that’s marrying food and wine pairings in a new way. Part two introduces you to a sommelier turned scientist who is taking wine matching down to its very essence.
Chateau Angelus, a Bordeaux wine estate whose origins date back to 1782, produced a 2015 vintage that Managing Director Stephanie de Bouard-Rivoal described as “classical” as it consolidated its status among the top four ranked producers of the Saint Emilion appellation.
Last week, we introduced you to Matteo Sa, the Italian artist using pizza as his medium, and now, we’ve uncovered yet another food-dabbling artist: Say hello to Alfonso Aguirre, a Spanish artist who paints with… wait for it… Vino!
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