How to Start a Wine Collection in 2016—and Why You Should

How to Start a Wine Collection in 2016—and Why You Should Read more at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-08/how-to-start-a-wine-collection     Maybe you’ve been turned off by the auction numbers (“case of Romanée-Conti brings $59,000!”) and think wine collecting is just a one-percenter’s status game. It’s not just for those with the fattest wallets. Although major price inflation has hit…

Swiss Probe Fine Wine Scam That May Have Targeted Dead Chef

Swiss Probe Fine Wine Scam That May Have Targeted Dead Chef Read more at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-08/swiss-probe-fine-wine-scam-that-may-have-targeted-dead-chef Swiss prosecutors are investigating four people behind an alleged vintage wine scam that may have ensnared Benoit Violier, a Michelin three-starred chef who committed suicide last week. Sebastien Bonvin, the main shareholder of Private Finance Partners SA, and three others…

Liv-Ex Fine Wine 50 Index Rises for Second Straight Month

Liv-Ex Fine Wine 50 Index Rises for Second Straight Month Read more at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-31/liv-ex-fine-wine-50-index-rises-for-second-straight-month   Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsApp Share on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Google+E-mailShare on TwitterShare on WhatsApp The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 Index of leading Bordeaux wines climbed in January for the second straight month, marking its first back-to-back…

Anson on Thursday: Vandalism, fraud and a rare Bordeaux wine

Anson on Thursday: Vandalism, fraud and a rare Bordeaux wine Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/news-blogs-anson/anson-on-thursday-vandalism-fraud-and-a-rare-bordeaux-wine-290341/?utm_source=Eloqua&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news+alert+link+20160204&utm_campaign=Newsletter-20160204  Was a €3000 Graves wine from historic vines always too good to be true? Jane Anson scratches beneath the surface of a case involving the vandalism of rare old vines and a subsequent fraud investigation. It was already a head-scratcher of…

9,000 bottles of fake Champagne seized

9,000 bottles of fake Champagne seized Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/9000-bottles-of-fake-champagne-seized-290195/?utm_source=Eloqua&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news+alert+link+20160203&utm_campaign=Newsletter-20160203 Italian police have seized 9,000 bottles of counterfeit Moët & Chandon Champagne, worth up to €350,000 (£265,075), in a workshop near Padova in Italy. The seizure, announced yesterday, happened at the end of last year when financial police were investigating a separate business and found…

The science of two alcohol free days per week

The science of two alcohol free days per week Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/opinion/guest-blog/the-science-of-two-alcohol-free-days-per-week-288604/?utm_source=Eloqua&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news+alert+link+01222016&utm_campaign=Newsletter-01222016 Health officials in several countries, including the UK, have advocated for people to have at least two alcohol free days per week. The UK government’s new proposal on alcohol guidelines says drinkers should have ‘several’ alcohol free days weekly. But, how useful…