Wine & Spirits

9 Wine Experiences Around the World That Will Blow Your Mind

Who's up for an underwater winery tour in Croatia, or an elephant trek through vineyards in Thailand?<p>Oenophiles, get ready to drool over these …

Wine

Dutch join the big cheeses on EU list of protected delicacies – but with wine

More famous for its edam and gouda, the Netherlands’ credit climate change for their success with Maasvallei Limburg wine<p>A Dutch wine produced on the stony banks of the Maas river is set to join champagne, parma ham, and stilton cheese, among the European delicacies given protected status by the …

Wine

Bordeaux honours its ‘Best of Wine Tourism 2018’ award winners

Promotional feature<p>Bordeaux Best of Wine Tourism 2018 award winners<p>The ceremony took place on the 17th of October at the Bordeaux Gironde Chamber of …

Wine

Fine Wine Might Be One of the Safest Investments for Your Money

For relatively modest amounts up front, liquid assets can deliver excellent returns when diversifying your portfolio.<p>At first glance, fine wine …

Wine

Brands pull YouTube ads over images of children - paper

LONDON (Reuters) - Lidl, Cadbury maker Mondelez (O:MDLZ), Diageo (L:DGE) and other big companies have pulled advertising from YouTube after the Times …

Advertising

Wines and their labels: crafting narratives that speak to us

Marketing professionals often consider packaging to be a product’s primary means of communication. It communicates explicit and implicit messages to …

Wine

Lidl announce their first ever Black Friday - and the deals are incredible

Black Friday gets bigger and bigger each year, and this year, Lidl are joining in on the action for the first time ever.<p>The discount supermarket has …

Shopping

Majestic's £70 million acquisition of Naked Wines seems to be paying off

• <b>Naked Wines was acquired by Majestic Wine in 2015.</b>• <b><br>The wine startup has 360,000 users who pay £20 a month to help fund the production of new wines.</b>• <b><br>The company was profitable in all of the geographic markets it operates in during the first half of its financial year.</b><p>Majestic Wine's £70 million …

Business

Here's What ABC's 'American Idol' Judges Are (Already) Fighting About

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan also talk with THR about what they bring to the table and the biggest audition songs of the first round.<p>When</i> …

Lionel Richie

Between the garden and the gun - Salon.com

Under the alarm-red glow of the Death Clock, I cradle a bone in my right hand and angle the flared joint end to my lips. When the shot of Russell’s Reserve bourbon rushes down the diaphysis and into my mouth, I catch it all, no spills. I am triumphant.<p>The bone shaft has been scraped of its marrow …

Whiskey

Famed musician forge new winemaking road in Jerome

Heavy metal, alternative rock star Maynard James Keenan is the lead singer for Tool. He has very loyal following for his music, as well as an …

Wine

Majestic Wine first-half adjusted profit soars

(Reuters) - Britain’s Majestic Wine Plc (WINEW.L) said its half-year adjusted pretax profit rose to 6.8 million pounds as its Naked Wines unit registered a profit in all three geographies.<p>A glass of red wine is displayed at the Chateau La Louviere during the start of the Primeurs, a week of wine …

Wine

Majestic Wine profits soar by £6.8m in first half

Majestic has posted a pre-tax rise in profits of £6.7 million for the first half of this year, having reported profits of just £51,000 in the same …

Wine

Armenia hosts int'l wine conference

Armenia hosts int'l wine conference<p>Children in traditional attire dance during the Areni Wine Festival, some 120 km from Yerevan, on October 7, 2017. …

News (China)

The Best Wine Decanters on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try</i> …

Wine

Study finds different types of alcohol may affect our emotions differently

Is there a difference in how you feel after drinking red wine versus hard liquor? I've always thought so (sleepy with wine, invigorated with dirty …

Medical Journals

Rioja: A Top Spanish Wine Region Gets Its Due

It may be Spain’s smallest region, but Rioja in the North is known as “the orchard of Spain.” And for good reason. With imposing mountain ranges surrounding it to the north and south, Rioja is blessed with distinct microclimates that prove suitable for producing an abundance of earthy …

Wine

California grape varieties: Why site matters

Since the 1960s California producers have been seeking to plant the right grape in the right site. William Kelley profiles four winemakers who have …

Wine

Gifts for the wine drinker in your life who can't stop breaking glasses

All wine should be drunk out of sippy cups. Whether you choose to embrace or reject that truth is on you.<p>The older we get, the more it comes clear …

Shopping

After The Worst Fire In 40 Years, Wine Still Flows In Napa Valley

<b>By: Ruthie Ackerman and Lilly Knoepp</b><p>JJ Dowell was asleep in her bed on Sunday, October 8th when the fires that eventually engulfed over 245,000 acres of Northern California started. Smoke was her first clue that something was wrong.<p>“The smoke was so intense I thought: ‘I wonder if my house is on …

Entrepreneurship

You May Not Be Able to Get Your Favorite Wine This Cyber Monday

If you were thinking about pouring a glass of wine on Cyber Monday and settling in to some online shopping for your favorite bottles, think …

Entertainment Industry

Getting to know the world of South Australian wine

Although we've only been driving away from the city for 15 minutes, the skyscrapers of Adelaide are a distant memory as we head out into the …

Wine

A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Father and His Taste for Bordeaux

<b>THE WINE LOVER’S DAUGHTER</b> <b><br>A Memoir</b><br>By Anne Fadiman<br>272 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $24.<p>The first time Anne Fadiman got drunk was not at a debauched frat party or a tawdry dive bar. She was 15 years old, touring France on a prep-school summer program, and out to lunch at La Pyramide, a “triple-<i>étoile</i> …

Books

Polls

For many wine lovers, Thanksgiving can present a bit of a conundrum: Should you look for wines that are easy to match with the assortment of dishes …

Wine

Brett Ratner's Hilhaven Lodge Whiskey Discontinued by Liquor Giant Diageo

Decision comes following sexual allegations against the producer from multiple women including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge<p>Brett …

Entertainment

Unfiltered: New Mouton Art Label for a New Mouton Generation | Unfiltered | News & Features

The most celebrated art "museum" in wine is the Château Mouton Rothschild label collection, and with the unveiling of the 2015, it's a gallery that …

Wine

Brexit poses significant threat to Ireland’s all-island drinks industry - ABFI

Brexit poses significant challenges for the Irish drinks industry, according to The Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) …

Brexit

Where to get the best cheapest wine bottle lights - Mod Podge Rocks

In the world of decoupage, decorating wine bottles (and old liquor bottles, recycled glass jars, etc.) is huge right now. Wine bottle crafts are …

Hobby Lobby

2013 Poderi Colla Barolo 2-Pack - November 1st, 2017

Poderi Colla Barolo: Coming Of Age<p>Nebbiolo is the king of Italian red grapes. Some may dispute this, but the arguments against are an uphill battle. …

Wine

The Ultimate Whiskey Gift Guide

We sipped and sipped and sipped and then eventually got some words written about these incredible whiskies<p>Not just the preferred spirit of winter but also a great gift during the holidays (hey, who doesn’t like alcohol?), a good whiskey delights the daily liquor drinker and newbie alike. Whether …

Whiskey