Wine

HDH to close 2017 with mammoth fine wine auction

Chicago-based auction house HDH will hold a three-day sale this December, covering the greatest names of Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, Champagne, Italy and Napa.

Taking place between 14-16 December, the sale is expected to bring in US$5m-$8m and features highlights in the shape of: a 12 bo ...

Around the World in 80 Wines with Mike Veseth, the Wine Economist

 You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Mike Veseth, The Wine Economist! Join us Sunday, November 26 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link below): www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. Cl ...

Church & State rebrands Quintessential

Photo: Church & State proprietor Kim Pullen Quintessential, the flagship red wine from Church & State Vineyards, has finished in the top three in all but one of the BC Iconic Reds tastings since 2013. Successive vintages of wine were in first place in the 2014 tasting, second in 2013 and 2017, ...

Neal Martin leaves The Wine Advocate

Renowned wine writer Neal Martin has left Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate after 11 years on the team, and has taken the role of senior editor at Antonio Galloni’s Vinous website.

In a statement on Vinous, Martin said: “Life should be about possibilities. The prospect of joi ...

Fort Berens releases its 2015 vintage

Fort Berens founders Rolf De Bruin and Heleen Pannekoek This fall’s releases from Fort Berens  Estate Winery at Lillooet feature six wines – all from the 2015 vintage. That was one of the hottest vintages so far this century, both in the Okanagan and the Similkameen Valleys (where Fort ...

How much tax do I owe on the sale of collectable wines at auction?

Q. In the 1980s, I bought a number of bottles of wine that I kept in my cellar. I’ve now put this wine up for auction, and it will fetch over $10,000. However, I have no records of the original purchases, and no memory of what I paid for the wine, although it was certainly a lot less. How do I ...

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings November 25

You can access the 128 wines that I reviewed for as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for November 11. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your sm ...

What are tontines and why their time has come for financial planning

Author Moshe Milevsky makes his case to bring back a financial instrument from the past. SPEED READER Book: King William’s Tontine: Why the Retirement Annuity of the Future Should Resemble its Past Author: Moshe A. Milvesky Publisher: Cambridge University Press Price: $56.43 for 257 pages WHO I ...

Bassermann-Jordan: The Pfalz’s golden grower

1904 was a good year for German sport: Bayer Leverkusen and FC Schalke were founded, and four athletes brought home gold from the St Louis Olympics. It was also a good year for German wine. At the St. Louis World Fair of that year, five German Rieslings took home a gold medal including Bassermann ...

Domaine de Chevalier tasting with Olivier Bernard

“Great wine is only produced from the best fruit and the rest is blah-blah”
Olivier Bernard, Domaine de Chevalier

 

One of the most overused phrases in the wine world is ‘Wine is made in the vineyard’. We know what wine producers mean ...