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SHIPWRECK CHAMPAGNE FOR SALE

This is some serious treasure. Two years after its discovery on the ocean floor in the Baltic, a cache of 2OO-year-old bottles of Champagne is being auctioned off bit by bit. Four bottles of Veuve Clicquot, six bottles from the now-defunct Champagne house Juglar, and one Heidsieck & Co were scheduled to go under the hammer at Mariehamn in June. Mariehamn is the capital of the autonomous Åland archipelago between Finland and Sweden, near where [...] Read More »

IN GOOD TIMES AND IN BAD AMERICANS LIKE THEIR WINE

The US economy has been on a roller coaster for the last few years but one thing remains true: We Americans like our wine. This is the finding of the “Wine & the Economy: October 2OO8-October 2O11”, an annual report compiled by the Wine Market Council, an independent, nonprofit trade association. Interestingly, the report claims that within the 2OO8-2O11 period, stock market volatility really had little effect on how much wine people were drinking. In [...] Read More »

DR. RUTH, WINE AND LOVE

She may be an octogenarian but she’s still going strong. American sex therapist and TV personality Dr. Ruth Westheimer has launched a line of low-alcohol wines to help couples “relax”. Vin d’Amour Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon contain just 6% alcohol, compared to the average 12.5%, along with Westheimer’s iconic face on the label. “My idea is that just the right amount of alcohol will awaken your senses and arouse you,” the 83-year-old Holocaust survivor [...] Read More »

SOTHEBY’S CHAMPAGNE

If actors, athletes, musicians and sex therapists can get in on the wine game then it only stands to reason that an auction house can too.  Sotheby’s has become the first auction house to launch its own Champagne, for sale online and in the company’s retail store in New York.  The own-label Champagne, which will also be served at Sotheby’s events around the world, is made by R&L Legras, founded in 18O8 and supplier of [...] Read More »

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