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China boosts Penfolds owner Treasury Wine Estates – figures



Selling more wines in China, and across Asia more generally, has helped to buoy Treasury Wine Estates in the first half of its financial year as it has cut down on less profitable parts of the markets in the UK and US – with global group profits also up strongly for the six months.

2017 Wine Auction Totals Exceed $371 Million


U.S., Hong Kong and online sales soared last year; red Burgundy continues to spur heated bidding

DRC Marks the End of an Era


One of the most important components of DRC’s success is stepping back from center stage.

Cos d’Estournel to launch luxury ‘COS100’ wine


The new wine, named COS100, is made from a parcel of 100 year-old Merlot vines planted at Cos d’Estournel by women during the First World War.

The wine, named ‘COS100’, comes from the Bordeaux 2015 vintage and will only be available in large format bottles.

The World’s Best Cabernet Sauvignon


When it comes to Cabernet, one place above all is king.

The quickest way to start a fight among wine lovers is to ask one simple question what is the best wine in the world?

Tax Changes Hit Wine’s Alcohol Levels


Congress’s tax reform has had an unintended consequence for those who don’t appreciate high-alcohol wines.

Chinese are buying fine wines ‘like never before’, says US auction house Acker Merrall


Chinese people are increasingly snapping up fine wines from around the globe, especially in Hong Kong which has become an import sourcing hub for mainland consumers, according to American wine auction house Acker Merrall & Condit.

13 Things You Should Know about Krug


Few Champagne producers have a higher reputation than Krug, one of the region’s top Champagne houses. This isn’t the kind of Champagne served as part of a club’s bottle service or available for sale at an everyday liquor store. It’s serious juice, sought after by collectors and connoisseurs alike. Even sommeliers and oenophiles who swear by grower Champagne make an exception for Krug.

Terroir Alert! Champagne Is Expanding and Tempers Are Popping


For the first time in nearly a century, France is considering altering the region’s boundaries, and thus what can be considered the real bubbly.

Last Chance to See: 1945 First Growths


In the first of an occasional series, we look at a legendary vintage and see what stocks remain.

1945 in Bordeaux was one of the great vintages of the 20th Century, in many critics’ mind passing the equally famous 1961.


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