The GD Vajra winery was one of the first in Barolo to be interested in organic, in 1972. Today they produce elegant wines from Nebbiolo – and one startling wild one from Freisa grapes.
The BBC has a fine article on how science has helped beer in recent years, much of it focusing on one of my personal favourites, Guinness. Part of the message is that beermakers seek consistency and go to great lengths to make sure a Guinness is a Guinness is a … you get it, the […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A rare vintage 1774 bottle of 87 cl of vin jaune from Arbois, France, near the Swiss border, sold for CHF46,000 Tuesday 15 May at Christie’s auction of fine wines in Geneva. The winning bid was made via Internet to an unnamed European trade buyer, so it will be hard to wangle […]
There are two types of wine investors: those who buy wines they want to explore, and who set them aside for later when the sensory value will have increased, and those who buy, gambling that the price will rise neatly. The investors will either sell it or open the bottle when it is time to […]
Australians take advantage of nuclear fallout Brits and French prefer to shoot ion beams from particle accelerator Update 17:35 Australian researchers have succeeded, after 11 years of research and several hundred bottles of wine, in coming up with a new carbon-dating method to check the real age of vintage wines. It’s not cheap, but the […]