Monday, September 17, 2007

A loss of credibility?
Bangkok Post
14 Sep 2007

French wines are the best in the world. Well, yes and no. However, no one will dispute that some are indeed truly outstanding — the top Bordeaux, the true Burgundies, a few grandiose Cotes du Rhone, the best Champagne, the cream of Alsace. The world... read more...

Sunday, August 26, 2007

A bumper harvest, but growing demand means the champagne is running out (The Guardian, 25 Aug 2007, Page 10)

A bumper harvest, but growing demand means the champagne is running out
Angelique Chrisafis Montgenost Expanding Battle for grapes
The Guardian
25 Aug 2007

Jacques Copinet, flushed and jolly from three champagne tastings before noon, headed out to the vines behind his house to try the grapes. “Lovely,” he said, chewing a chardonnay. On the horizon, groups of French Gypsies were arriving to begin the... read more...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


The Kansas City Star
22 Aug 2007

Ray Hill had always been strictly a Budweiser/ Miller/Coors man. At least until he tasted a Fat Tire Amber Ale. Hill was so smitten with the flavor, body and nuance of the Colorado regional craft brew that he soon began tinkering with recipes and... read more...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Wine, new target of the super-rich
The Sunday Telegraph
22 Jul 2007

FIRST THE financial clout of the world’s super-rich sent property prices soaring. Then the middle classes watched in horror as school fees rose sharply and the cost of fine art followed suit. Now wine has become the latest target of the bulging... read more...

Monday, July 02, 2007


The Kansas City Star
01 Jul 2007

Miller Brewing Co., known for its conventional slate of American beers, is hoping a brew with a Mexican twist can help pull it out of a sales slump. The Milwaukee brewer is launching Miller Chill, a 110-calorie beer flavored with lime and salt,... read more...

Monday, June 18, 2007


Red Eye Chicago
18 Jun 2007

Chicago Tribune For years, Tom Seefurth drank what he called “lawn-mower beer”—massproduced, canned brew best suited for drinking while mowing the lawn. Then he tried a small Oregon brewery’s dark, rich stout, and everything changed. He realized beer... read more...

Monday, May 28, 2007

Shaken, not stirred

The Business
26 May 2007

SUMMER is a whirlwind of parties, dinners, barbecues, concerts and smart sporting events. It is a time for elegant, sophisticated wines and chilled Champagne. Yet for many the warm breezes and light evenings lend themselves to a lighter, more jovial... read more...