First impressions of Bordeaux 2017 barrel samples

wines- April 12, 2018 0

Read Jane Anson's initial report on the key emerging characteristics of the Bordeaux 2017 vintage, and which areas look set to come out on top ... Read More

Genting Cruise Lines introducing exceptional Okinawan gastronomic experience at sea

Dr. Elinor Garely- April 11, 2018 0

Genting Cruise Lines is pleased to announce its collaboration with Okinawa Agricultural Cooperatives Association, and Leospo Incorporated, introducing an exceptional gastronomic experience at sea with ... Read More

World Tea Coffee Expo 2018 to be held at new venue spread over 2 floors in Mumbai

Dr. Elinor Garely- April 11, 2018 0

Taking forward its growth saga, the 6th edition of World Tea Coffee Expo, India’s only international trade fair focused on the Tea, Coffee and allied ... Read More

Exploring another side of Brussels: The Iris Festival in the communes

Dr. Elinor Garely- April 11, 2018 0

On 5 and 6 May, the Iris Festival (Fête de l’Iris) will be celebrating the 29th anniversary of the Brussels-Capital Region. As is the case ... Read More

Port 2016 vintage ‘likely’ to be widely declared

wines- April 11, 2018 0

Quinta do Noval has joined Symington Family Estates in declaring the highly regarded Port 2016 vintage as expectations grow for a first general declaration since ... Read More

Which world cities have the best foodie scenes?

Dr. Elinor Garely- April 10, 2018 0

Have you ever wondered how many different national cuisines (e.g. Italian, Chinese, Ethiopian, etc) are on offer in the world’s greatest cities? By researching the ... Read More

Chinese importers nervous over tariffs on US wine

wines- April 10, 2018 0

At least one Chinese merchant has already reported holding back a shipment of Napa wine following China's imposition of tariffs in a trade war with ... Read More

Château de Lagorce bought by Chinese wine company

wines- April 10, 2018 0

Château de Lagorce, an AOC Bordeaux château, has become the latest to be bought by Chinese investors. Château de LagorceVineyards Bordeaux, affiliated to Christie’s International ... Read More

Who is the new executive chef at the WESTIN Resort and Spa Langkawi?

Dr. Elinor Garely- April 10, 2018 0

Marriott International welcomes Andrew Simpson as the new Executive Chef at The Westin Resort and Spa Langkawi. The seasoned professional steps up to the plate ... Read More

Bordeaux 2017: UGC head praises ‘approachable’ vintage

wines- April 10, 2018 0

Bordeaux 2017 is a 'very approachable' vintage, even though many wines might not reach the heights of 2015 and 2016, and most estates are expected ... Read More

Symington declare 2016 vintage

wines- April 9, 2018 0

Symington Family Estates have decided to declare 2016 as a vintage year for Port, for all of their companies. Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais, Douro SuperiorSymington ... Read More

Bestway buys Conviviality retail division

wines- April 9, 2018 0

Crisis-hit drinks group Conviviality has sold its retail division, including the Bargain Booze and Wine Rack chains, to grocery wholesaler Bestway in a £7.25m deal. ... Read More

Jefford on Monday: Savoie – the hunt for greatness

wines- April 9, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford leaves no pebble unturned...Chignin vineyards.What is Savoie’s greatest wine? The question is a fascinating and complicated one – and it’s not easy to ... Read More

Tyrrell’s Vat 47 Chardonnay: The screwcap era

wines- April 9, 2018 0

Bruce Tyrrell introduced screwcaps to his famed Vat 47 Chardonnay in 2004. Daniel Honan picks out his top 10 vintages from this screwcap era...Bringing in ... Read More

Chianti Classico 2017: A first look

wines- April 8, 2018 0

Michaela Morris brings you an exclusive sneak preview on how the Chianti Classico 2017 vintage is shaping up in the cellar...Castello di Ama's 22.8ha Bellavista ... Read More

Safari as a journey: Start @ JFK. Then Johannesburg and Harare

Dr. Elinor Garely- April 7, 2018 0

On a recent visit to Africa, my journey started with a flight from New York to Johannesburg on South African Airways (SAA). For an additional ... Read More

Bordeaux wine fraud: GVG merchant ordered to pay 200,000 euros

wines- April 6, 2018 0

Merchant Grands Vins de Gironde has been found guilty of wrongly labelling significant quantities of Bordeaux appellation wine and must pay a 200,000 fine, according ... Read More

Trefethen: Profile and wine ratings

wines- April 6, 2018 0

Californian wine expert Elin McCoy charts the ascension of Napa's Trefethen Family Vineyards and shares her tasting notes from their wine collection, including Library Selection ... Read More

Hardys wine owner Accolade sold to Carlyle Group

wines- April 5, 2018 0

In the latest twist to a busy week in the UK wine world, Champ private equity and Constellation have announced the sale of Hardys owner ... Read More

Anson: Tasting Château Corbin

wines- April 5, 2018 0

Jane Anson tastes a vertical of the Bordeaux Right Bank's Château Corbin - a St-Emilion estate which won't be producing a 2017 vintage because of ... Read More

Conviviality hopeful of retail sale after Bibendum deal

wines- April 5, 2018 0

Beleaguered drinks business Conviviality has said it is still ‘pursuing opportunities’ for its retail operations after agreeing to sell Bibendum and Matthew Clark to Magners ... Read More

Locals and tourists ready to jam! Hawaii hosts largest street event: Waikiki SPAM JAM®

Dr. Elinor Garely- April 5, 2018 0

The signature sizzle and tantalizing aroma of the state’s beloved food will fill the air at the 16th annual Waikiki SPAM JAM® Festival presented by ... Read More

Conviviality sale: Magners cider owner offers to take on Bibendum, Matthew Clark

wines- April 4, 2018 0

Magners cider owner C&C Group has announced 'advanced discussions' with crisis-hit Conviviality to take on the Matthew Clark and Bibendum wine, beer and spirits supply ... Read More

What London’s Biggest Night Out Casino has to do with the Seychelles?

Dr. Elinor Garely- April 4, 2018 0

London’s Biggest Night Out in the heart of Leicester Square, the Hippodrome Casino – is a stylish, quirky and grand casino with something for everyone. ... Read More

Brunello Riserva 2012: Report & Top wines

wines- April 3, 2018 0

Requiring an extra year of ageing, the latest release of Brunello Riserva is the 2012 vintage. Read Michaela Morris' report below, and see her tasting ... Read More

Australian Brown Brothers brand quits ‘unforgiving’ UK market

wines- April 3, 2018 0

Australian wine producer Brown Brothers is to pull its namesake brand out of the UK, describing it as ‘the most unforgiving market in the world’ ... Read More

Jefford On Monday: Georgia – the tasting challenge

wines- April 2, 2018 0

Andrew Jefford tastes his way through the latest that Georgia has to offer.The tradition of qvevri winemaking in Georgia has been recognised by UNESCO's world ... Read More

Tom of Finland: An excellent wine – NOT a one-night stand

Dr. Elinor Garely- March 31, 2018 0

The adage, “wine improves with time,” usually refers to the many years wine rests in temperature-controlled cellars, allowing the chemistry and alchemy to enhance the ... Read More

Ten Sicilian wineries at the top of their game

wines- March 31, 2018 0

Well loved as a holiday destination, this volcanic Mediterranean island is also home to a thriving wine industry that ticks all the authenticity boxes. Stephen ... Read More

Chianti Classico 2013 & 2014 top tiers: Panel tasting results

wines- March 30, 2018 0

New legislation in 2014 introduced a Gran Selezione tier above Riserva. So how did these top levels fare in two contrasting vintages? See this report ... Read More