I run into Pigott every few years when he comes to Seattle to serve as master of ceremonies at the Riesling Rendezvous meetings that Chateau Ste Michelle and Dr. Loosen organize and his passion for this wine is beyond question. He writes about Riesling a lot on the web and in books, but it has been a while since he’s published a book in English (he lives in Germany these days). You can see that he wanted to make up for lost time here.
I've been out of the country and away from most sources of news for the past week. For instance I'm just now hearing about some comet or other that we're busy invading. But now that I've crawled out from under my rock, I'm shocked to learn that the Australian mob seems to be buying Peter Lehmann wines.
Technological innovation has introduced a new form of intermediary to the wine market – the online trading platform. One of the most established is the Bordeaux Index. Gary Bloom, its managing director, believes the old model of trading wine was
Investing in wine has always had its attractions. As with the art market, investors have the option of personally enjoying their purchases as well as the chance of making good returns. However, there are some crucial differences between these two
For the men and women who make wine, perhaps no word is more packed with nervous anticipation than "harvest." After months of spending time, sweat and money in their vineyards, it's the moment to see what nature delivered.
Are the premature oxidation woes that beset white Burgundies from the mid-1990s now threatening red wines? A study now casts doubt on the longevity of super-ripe, oaky, low-acid reds. Jane Anson reports
What does a celebrity who already has everything do? Buy a winery, of course. We rounded up celebrity winemakers, some whom have invested in their own vineyard and others who have teamed up with an already established winery to create their own unique collection.
Today, the “investment” word is seldom spoken in Hong Kong or mainland China, and it is the same in many other fine wine markets, in Europe, the US and Asia. In fact, there is an underlying discontent among many wine buyers who paid speculative high prices for bottles of highly rated wines that have lost as much as 30 per cent of their value.
in the summer of 1944 in Tuscany, Italy. The smell was overpowering; wine poured from hundreds of ragged bullet holes in wooden barrels. The wine, scorched by the hot courtyard and bright sunlight, mixed with the stink of stale gunpowder drifting slowly in the direction of the retreating German Army. “This is my first memory of the family wine business, and a smell I will never forget,” he said.
For the new edition of the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction, Michel Chapoutier proclaims, loud and clear, his love for Burgundy and the wines from this region. You often speak about Burgundy and the wines from this region. Why? Michel Chapoutier "Burgundy is a region I always found extraordinary..."
There’s surely no better adventure for a food-and-wine lover than to walk at least part of this retraced medieval pilgrim route running 230km through the Burgundy wine region. Beaune is at its centre and most of the villages of the Cote de Nuits and Cotes de Beaune are on the path.
Italy has no shortage of wine denominations – 575 at the last count – but there is one that has recently been exciting more interest than any other: Etna in eastern Sicily. The slopes of this active volcano constitute some of the strangest wine