Krug 2002 ‘in another league’, says Michael Edwards

Krug 2002 ‘in another league’, says Michael Edwards Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/guest-blog/krug-2002-in-another-league-says-michael-edwards-287616/#vQGLGReGYJSbLvxV.99 Krug 2002 comes from a vintage where ‘everything went right’ and will likely be consistently good for the next three decades, says Champagne expert and author Michael Edwards after a first taste. January has got off to a cracking start with the news…

The Labeling Lies of Expensive Wines

The Labeling Lies of Expensive Wines Read more at http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/the-labeling-lies-of-expensive-wines The labels on more affordable wines can be more trustworthy than their pricy counterparts. By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 01-Jan-2016 The more you pay for wine, the less you know about how much alcohol is in it. This is one of the more…

Q&A: Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger

Q&A: Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger Read more at http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2016/01/q-a-pierre-emmanuel-taittinger Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, the president of the family-owned Champagne house, recently announced the purchase of 69 hectares in England. By Adam Lechmere | Posted Sunday, 03-Jan-2016 Did you always intend to join the family company? No. My father was a politician and I was very tempted by politics –…

Hundreds of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines stolen at French port

Hundreds of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines stolen at French port Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/hundreds-of-domaine-de-la-romanee-conti-wines-stolen-at-french-port-286290/#RUJX0RVvDswzZ3Hf.99 Hundreds of bottles of some of the world’s most expensive wine, belonging to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, have disappeared at Le Havre port in northern France just before being shipped to Canada, prompting French police to launch a theft investigation.…

Berry Bros & Rudd losses deepen for most recent financial year

Berry Bros & Rudd losses deepen for most recent financial year Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/berry-bros-rudd-losses-deepen-286137/#u59JpC4f16gVCuC4.99 Berry Bros & Rudd ‘has fallen well short of expectations’ in its most recent financial year, chairman Simon Berry has said – adding that he is confident of turning the situation around with the company’s new management team.   Berry…

St Emilion dispute: Classification upheld, opponents vow to fight on

St Emilion dispute: Classification upheld, opponents vow to fight on Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/st-emilion-dispute-classification-upheld-opponents-vow-to-fight-on-286077/#z8WKKloFILZiLqpt.99 A Bordeaux tribunal has ruled that the new St Emilion classification is legal, but opponents promised that it will not be ‘the final word’ on the matter.     St Emilion dispute latest: The Administrative Tribunal in Bordeaux overruled objections to…

Stability returns but Bordeaux loses share, says Liv-ex

Stability returns but Bordeaux loses share, says Liv-ex Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/st-emilion-classification-dispute-goes-before-tribunal-284859/#XKt8YKAeScwQucct.99 Bordeaux lost more ground to Burgundy and Italy in 2015, but the overall fine wine market has shown greater stability, says a review of the past 12 months from the Liv-ex trading exchange.     Bordeaux‘s market share on Liv-ex has dropped to…

Hundreds of Rudy Kurniawan counterfeit wines destroyed

Hundreds of Rudy Kurniawan counterfeit wines destroyed Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/hundreds-of-rudy-kurniawan-counterfeit-wines-destroyed-285397/#pYPF2K2tXlTsWHlH.99 More than 500 counterfeits of the some of the world’s finest wines have been crushed at a Texas waste disposal site almost exactly two years after their maker, Rudy Kurniawan, was convicted of wine fraud in a US court.  A Container of smashed bottles…

Billionaire head of China’s Fosun group ‘disappears’

Billionaire head of China’s Fosun group ‘disappears’ Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/billionaire-head-of-chinas-fosun-group-disappears-285218/#XqWCZfFL01ieRKJS.99 Chinese company Fosun, which also has a 20% stake in Spanish wine and ham firm Osborne, has re-started stock exchange trading after a brief suspension following news that its chairman had ‘disappeared’ and was understood to be involved in a police investigation. Chinese and…