Bottle of wine sells for a record $558,000

A 73-year-old bottle of French Burgundy became the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction, fetching $558,000. The bottle of 1945 Romanee-Conti sold at Sotheby for more than 17 times its original estimate of $32,000. Another bottle of the same wine and vintage went for $496,000 moments later. The bottles shattered the previous record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever...

New Reviews for October 10, 2018

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX October 10, 2018. 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....

Cheating Scandal Invalidates Latest Master Sommelier Tasting Exam

Source: https://daily.sevenfifty.com/ — Courtney Schiessl October 9, 2018 In an unprecedented event, the Board of Directors for the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, has voted to invalidate the results of the tasting portion of the 2018 Master Sommelier diploma exam, which was held from September 3 to 5. The news, released on October 9, stems from an outside report providing evidence that a Master...

New Reviews for October 3, 2018

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX October 3, 2018. 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....

One of France’s top wine chateaus embroiled in inquiry into ‘rigged’ St Emilion rankings

Henry Samuel – Telegraph UK 2 OCTOBER 2018 The co-owner of one of the world’s most prestigious wine chateaus in Bordeaux has been charged with seeking to unfairly influence the outcome of the coveted Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé rankings in his favour. A promotion in the 82-chateau wine league can double the price of vintages, some of which reach stratospheric levels, and can boost...

Sky Ranch Foundation September Update

Sky Ranch Foundation℠, now in our 58th year, continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth on behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry. Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded $3.3+ million in grants. On a recent visit, board members visited South Dakota-based Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud (rosebudbgc.org). Re-opened in 2014, this organization continues to grow, now serving 24,000 meals a year and managing...

New Reviews for September 26, 2018

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX September 26, 2018. 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....

Chablis harvest is hailed best in 20 years

By Michelle Perrett, HARPERS UK The Chablis harvest of 2018 is the best in 20 years, Louis Moreau, president of the Chablis Commission has announced. He said this year the strong vineyard condition, grape maturity and overall juice quality had meant this was the best harvest since 1998. He admitted there had been some uncertainty after the drought this summer and two difficult previous...

Germany sees earliest grape harvests on record

By Michelle Perrett, HARPERS UK Germany has seen its earliest grape harvests on record this year due to warm weather and early flowering. Varieties such as Müller Thurgau and Frühburgunder are expected to start at the end of August. Even later ripening varieties such as Riesling and Spätburgunder are expected to be ready for picking in mid-September, rather than the beginning of October. The...

New Reviews for September 19, 2018

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX September 19, 2018. 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....
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