Two weeks after Michael Clarke landed the job of chief executive of Treasury Wine Estates, he received a phone call telling him that KKR, the private equity group, had proposed a takeover offer for the winemaker. “My wife and I were putting down an
A statement following the company’s AGM said that after nearly four years with the company Walgate had decided to leave to pursue other interests. Gusbourne’s founder and chairman Andrew Weeber will take on the executive role “for the time being”.
Among its latest reports, the Journal of Wine Economics (JWE) presents a paper with the climate change views of respected wine industry pros spanning five continents. Environmental activists and supporters form a chain to create a world map...
Miguel A Torres became one of the most famous wine producers in the world when the 1970 Cabernet Sauvignon he made in his native Penedès in Barcelona's hinterland triumphed over the likes of Ch La Mission Haut-Brion 1961 and Ch Latour 1970 in the 1979 Gault Millau Wine Olympics.
Archaeological findings show that vines existed on the Nussberg, Kahlenberg and Bisamberg hills (Georgenberg is the other main site associated with Vienna Gemischter Satz) outside Vienna as far back as 750BC. In the first century AD, Romans established their own system of viticulture on these sites.
“Bread, wine and water,” Italian winemaker Francesco Zonin, vice president of Zonin 1821, said about what will be found at every brunch, lunch and dinner table in his home country. “Then there’s always something else – the family. Wine and meals are something that never take place by themselves. They’re always enjoyed with others.”
After losing patriarch Peter Mondavi, Sr. this past February at the age of 101, Napa Valley’s Charles Krug Winery is looking to burnish its legacy as one of Napa’s pioneering players with a new initiative to market selections from its … Continue reading →
Speaking to Harpers in the wake of Guy Woodward’s column berating the wine trade for its lack of women in visible front line roles, Monika Elling, CEO of Foundations Marketing Group in New York City, argues that the imbalance of the sexes goes far deeper, to the serious detriment of the trade on both sides of The Pond.
The Taittinger Collection was the brainchild of Claude Taittinger, who in 1983 approached his first artist, Hungarian Victor Vasarely, with a view to commission him to make a distinctive look for a small number of 1978 vintage bottles.
St Péray is the forgotten appellation of the Rhône. At one time, its sparkling wine was more expensive than champagne. Napoleon was allegedly a big fan and old order books show Wagner requested 100 bottles of it while he was writing Parsifal (though I’m not sure what this says about the wine).
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