April, 2013

Ferran Adria

Second El Bulli auction brings total to $2.7m

The second auction of more than 8,000 bottles from El Bulli’s wine cellar has taken place in New York, bringing the total raised from the two auctions to US$2.7m.

Max le Sommelier

Digital future for wine sales: Vinexpo

Wine buying in the future will be an interactive world of mobile apps, virtual sommeliers and tweeting winemakers, according to new research.


Jefford on Monday: Gorgeous Viscera

I live in the Languedoc, but I try not to write about it too often: I don’t want to bore you all. It’s been just six weeks since the last…


Su Birch leaves Wines of South Africa

Su Birch, the head of Wines of South Africa, is leaving the organisation after 13 years of promoting the country's wines around the world.


Nyetimber first English sparkling in Japan

English sparkling producer Nyetimber is taking on the biggest names in Champagne by becoming the first English sparkling wine to win distribution throughout Japan – a country that loves its…

Zonin advertorial

The world of Zonin

Zonin is the name of Italy’s largest family-owned wine company and one of the most important in Europe, celebrating the diversity of Italian wine from Italy’s major wine regions. A…

Father Ioseb

Jefford on Monday: Touchdown in Wine Central

Empty bottles lined the windows, greening the grey Tbilisi afternoon; I sat next to Metropolitan Davit of Alaverdi in the gathering gloom. We stared together at a deeply coloured white…