Chinese food giant buys Bordeaux wine estate

Chinese food giant buys Bordeaux wine estate A Chinese food and restaurant group has bought Domaine de Bellair on Bordeaux’s Right Bank and plans to use the wine to supply its businesses across Asia. Golden Field, a multinational food and drink company based in China and Taiwan, is the latest in a succession of Asian investors…

Here’s the wines on Trump’s inauguration lunch menu

Here’s the wines on Trump’s inauguration lunch menu US officials have risked re-opening old wounds with Champagne houses by picking a ‘California Champagne’ for president Donald Trump’s inauguration lunch. See the full menu below – and it doesn’t include bottles from the Trump winery in Virginia. ▪California ‘Champagne’, plus Cabernet and Chardonnay make the line-up…

Champagne makers blame Brexit for lower 2016 sales

Champagne makers blame Brexit for lower 2016 sales Champagne has seen its global growth trajectory dented after fewer people popped corks in the UK following the country’s EU referendum, show preliminary figures. –         Global Champagne sales estimated at 306 million bottles in 2016, versus 312m in 2015 –         Value of orders hits 4.5bn euros, down on 2015…