Alexandre Callet's quest to keep ice cubes out of wine glasses may seem quaint in these days of wine trade wars, declining demand, and the rise of the neo-Prohibitionists.
But then again, maybe Callet understands something about wine that the rest of the world takes for granted.
The Lexington Hotel in New York City has become the latest venue to install a Moët & Chandon vending machine.
A collection of 1,3000 bottles of natural wine is up for auction on iDealwine.com.
As global wine director for the auction house, Sotheby’s, Jamie Ritchie knows a thing or two about wine prices and where the bargains are.
Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger has stepped down as president of Taittinger Champagne, effective 31 December 2019.The new president is his daughter, Vitalie Taittinger.
If you’ve ever wandered into the wine section of Twitter, you could be forgiven for thinking it was nothing but an endless debate about the merits of commercial wines versus artisanal wines. But it turns out that people use Twitter to talk about wine styles and specific wines.
Chinese visitors to the Napa Valley can now navigate their way around using a “Welcome to Napa” program available on WeChat, China’s multi-purpose social media app. Users can either plan their own routes, or can choose from one, two, or three-day itineraries.
No electricity, no running water. Tom Hixson, a Napa retiree, said the scene reminded him of what happens just before a hurricane: "There was a run on services – ATMs were drained of money, stations ran out of gas, ice and staple groceries were all gone."
A French wine producer has created an arcade-style game that lets players win bottles of wine. Luc Belaire, produced in the south of France, has launched the Belaire Claw Machine, the first of its kind for wine.
A combination of gloom plus a new law are being blamed for a sharp drop in demand for Champagne in France.
It rained as they poured during the recent Crush Natural Wine Fest in Shanghai. But wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the dozen-plus vendors showcasing 100-plus wines at this inaugural three-day event.
The work of Fritz Keller—who was recently elected head of Germany’s football association, the DFB—has proved that this winery ranks among the best in Germany, thanks to its impressive Spätburgunder.
For the first time in its history, Bordeaux is set to become a Riesling producer. The grape is normally grown much further north in France’s Alsace region and then into Germany.
Austria now has a new DAC wine region: Carnutum, which sits in the easternpart of Austria between Vienna and the Slovak border.