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In the news… Spain’s elBulli restaurant to sell wine cellar


Spain’s famed chef Ferran Adria on Saturday said the contents of the wine cellar of his former restaurant, elBulli, will be auctioned off next year to raise funds for his new project. ElBulli served its last supper and closed in July 2011, with Adria and business partner Juli Soler planning to establish “an experimental center […]read more

Great news: moderate wine drinking may not be linked with erectile dysfunction


Ladies and Gentlemen, yes… you’ve read correctly. Moderate wine drinking may not be linked to erectile dysfunction. It’s important though to specify moderate drinking. A study from Western Australia researchers reveals that the assumption that alcohol deleterious effect on sexual performance may not be true. In fact, from the study and as written in the […]read more

Latest News – Amazon to sell and Wall Street Journal selling wines


After last week announcement of Amazon to start selling wines within weeks, it’s the time of the Wall Street Journal to announce that they are now selling wines. The world of US wine selling is changing. It will be interesting to see how it will evolve. Amazon will be selling in couple weeks its first […]read more


Top 10 Paris wine bars


From The Guradian, The Observer Wine bars have always been popular in Paris – but now that innovative young chefs are opening their own, there is excellent food on offer as well. Our writer picks out 10 of the best Albion Not far from the Gare du Nord, and perfect for a pre- or post-Eurostar […]read more


All Lafite bottles to carry Prooftag


From Decanter Chateau Lafite Rothschild has said all bottles from the 2009 vintage will use Prooftag anti-fraud seals. prooftag Prooftag is a capsule seal with a 13-numbered code authenticating individual bottles. Carruades de Lafite, the property’s second wine, will use the same system from the 2010 vintage, as will any earlier vintages coming direct from […]read more


Washington ends liquor monopoly


From Decanter The end of the state-controlled sale of spirits in Washington State took place at the end of May, and has many retailers worried about the impact on wine sales. caleb foster buty When Prohibition ended in 1933 a handful of state governments elected to control alcoholic beverage sales, but consumers have been gradually […]read more


First Costa Rica winery launched


From Decanter Napa Valley wine consultant Kerry Damskey has pioneered Costa Rica’s first commercial winery. Damskey told he planted 4ha of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Grenache in December 2011. The winery and vineyards are located above the small city of Copey in central Costa Rica, at an altitude of 2000m. “Costa Rica […]read more


Marlborough Yealands Estate buys Ager Sectus Wine Estates


A wine news from Australia… “Marlborough wine company Yealands Estate has absorbed Hawke’s Bay-based Ager Sectus Wine Estates, to form the sixth biggest wine company in New Zealand. Yealands Estate owner Peter Yealands said this morning that the merged company would have more than 1500 hectares of vineyards producing 20,000 tonnes of grapes with another […]read more


Constellation Wines deal closes


Constellation Wines Australia has a new owner and a new name – Accolade Wines. Ownership of the Reynella-based wine company, also formerly known as BRL Hardy, changed hands yesterday with the Australian $230 million cash sale to Sydney based private equity firm CHAMP. Brands to come under the Accolade moniker include Hardys, Houghton, Banrock Station, […]read more


New Solution for Wine & Spirits Industry to Fight Counterfeiting


Portland-based BrandWatch Technologies and France-based, Prooftag, announced a partnership that creates a sophisticated set of protection and marketing tools for the wine and spirits industry to help domestic wineries and distilleries overcome the problems of counterfeit product and authentication in overseas markets, such as China, which is recognized as both a huge market for potential […]read more


Fiji Water Acquires Justin Vineyards & Winery, Turns Water Into Wine


Fiji Water Acquires Justin Vineyards & Winery in Paso Robles, California, for an undisclosed price. Fiji is turning water into wine! Justin, which makes about 50,000 cases of wine a year, was founded in 1981 by former investment banker Justin Baldwin and his wife, Deborah. The 160-acre property includes a hotel and a restaurant. Source: […]read more

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Visit Napa Valley iPhone app, your Napa Valley’ wineries virtual guide


Sponsored by The Napa Valley Destination Council, the updated Visit Napa Valley iPhone app is rich in information for everyone who travels within the beautiful wine destination of Napa Valley. Compared to many similar apps available on the Apple App Store, the Visit Napa Valley app has the biggest advantage of being FREE. Travelers get […]read more


Foster’s Wine Business Worth $3.3 Billion


Foster’s Group Ltd., Australia’s biggest brewer, may attract bids from buyout firms for its wine business worth A$3.5 billion ($3.3 billion), according to analysts at Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch unit. Foster’s Group rejects proposal “The Board of Directors of Foster’s Group Limited (Foster’s) has received an unsolicited expression of interest from an international […]read more


Fosters renames its wine group


Treasury Wine Estates is the new name for the wine division of Fosters. The new name is happening during company beer and wine businesses splitting process. The new identity represents 12,000 hectares of vineyards, 20 wineries and 50 wine brands from Australia, California, France, Italy and New Zealand. Under a new name, almost 4,000 global […]read more


Champagne pre-date the French Revolution found on the Baltic seabed


Divers have found 30 bottles of champagne thought to pre-date the French Revolution on the Baltic seabed reported the BBC. When they opened one, they found the wine – believed to have been made by Clicquot (now Veuve Clicquot) between 1782 and 1788 – was still in good condition. The bottle – whose shape indicates […]read more

Damage to Chilean wineries is limited


A press conference has been held today in Santiago de Chile to address the impact of the recent earthquake on the Chilean wine industry. René Merino, President of Vinos de Chile, and Eduardo Silva, of the Corporación Chileno del Vino, stated that wine industry has been affected by the earthquake but it has also been […]read more

2010 soccer World Cup to increase South Africa’s wine global sales


South Africa’s wine industry expects increased global sales in 2010 due to the 2010 soccer World Cup to be held in June 2010. Sector experts are predicting an increase in sales even the rand currency is stronger. The soccer World Cup will bring something like 450 000 tourists in South Africa. These tourists are likely […]read more

Wine vending machine at supermarkets


Break time? Why don’t you stop by the vending machine to grab a wine bottle. Next May 2010, close to 100 supermarkets from Pennsylvania are expected to get vending machines to sell wine. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has approved grocery store to sell wine via vending machine. Each vending machine can carry up to […]read more

Creekside Estate winery is launching its new Cellar Club


News from the great Canadian Creekside Estate winery. The winery just announced the launch of its new Cellar Club. Releases will occur twice annually and feature some of the most exciting wines in the Creekside portfolio. Membership Benefits: – First access to high demand Reserves, very limited quantity Undercurrent wines, & fantastic re-releases from the […]read more



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