One of the great communication innovations assisting the wine sector’s recovery has been the birth of the wine blogger. Since wine blogging began, its role has evolved from being a publicly recorded journal by wine enthusiasts through to a buying guide and discussion platform for news and events in the wine sector.
I was admittedly more than curious to see the effects of regime change at Château-Grillet. The sleeping ghost wine of the Rhône had been purchased by the Artemis group (which owns Bordeaux first-growth Château Latour) in 2011 and the new team, led by the intenseFrédéric Engerer and property manager Alessandro Noli, rolled up their sleeves and got to work.
Imagine you were asked to make a fruitcake when there was a shortage of dried fruit. That was the sort of challenge facing winemakers in the southern Rhône in 2013. But the results are rather delicious, and I suspect that many wine lovers will find
Through friends in Princeton and the guys at Tigerlabs, I got to know Mark Censitis--an entrepreneur who turned his outsider status in the wine industry into a successful business that grew from Princeton to the greater New York Metro area....
Some 300 champagne history enthusiasts around the world have received their prestigious Ennéade case. Rare, exclusive and precious, these 300 Ennéade cases relate the unusual history of the wine which inspired the Argonne vintage of which the renowned American critic Robert Parker said: “That is the way I think Krug SHOULD taste.”
North Korean despot Kim Jong-un has been guzzling pint after pint of ‘snake wine’, with the body of a dead cobra in the bottle – in a vain attempt to restore life to genitals he may not have seen for years due to his vast bulk.
Greece recently celebrated its “Ohi Day” (“No” day) on October 28 to mark the time when in 1940 the then Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, rejected Benito Mussolini’s ultimatum to march troops through Greece. In 2014, much is being said about how Greeks need to say “no” to corruption, which has contributed to the country’s on-going economic crisis.