China Is Facing An Epidemic Of Counterfeit And Contraband Wine

Source: Forbes Pamela Ambler July 28, 2017 The Interprofessional Council of Bordeux Wine boldly estimates that 30,000 bottles of fake imported wine are sold per hour in China. “Adulteration of wine and the relabelling of inferior wines to more expensive brands are the most common types of wine fraud,” In 1985, a single bottle of wine was sold for a record-breaking $157,000 at Christie’s...

Troplong Mondot Sold

Source: the drinks business by Rupert Millar 27th July, 2017 Saint Emilion estate Troplong Mondot has been sold to a French insurance firm it has been announced. It was announced this morning (27 July) that the premier grand cru classé estate has been sold to the SCOR Group for an undisclosed sum. The extremely short statement from the château added that a new CEO...

New Reviews for July 26, 2017

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX July 26, 2017. Click the links to get the score and the full analysis of each beverage. Every Wednesday we release new stories, introduce our latest reviews, and send our subscribers their weekly, free digital newsletter. (Subscribe here.) We had another busy week at BevX with new, tasty beverage reviews to share....

The Joys of Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah is a mysterious grape with that originated in France in the 1880s but it undeniably reached its greatest heights and popularity in the USA. First, let’s understand that Petite Sirah and Syrah are completely different grapes. They are related, as we will discuss soon, but different. The name Petite Sirah was given by winegrowers as the grapes do resemble small Syrah grapes....

French 2017 wine output may fall to record low after frosts

Source: Reuters July 21, 2017 French wine production may fall 17 percent this year to a record low after spring frosts damaged vineyards, notably in the Bordeaux region, which might lose half its output, the farm ministry said on Friday. In its first estimates of this year’s output, the ministry estimated this year’s wine production in France, the world’s second-largest producer, at 37 million...

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