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Q&A: Mike Roberts, Ridg

09-10

Ridgeview Vineyards, Sussex, England|Mike Roberts in his laboratoryBritons are currently primed for celebrating and/or commiserating, with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend in June and the Olympic Games in July. An appropriate drop is at

  • Q&A: Francisco Baettig

    Francisco BaettigThe chief winemaker at Chile'sVia Errazuriz, Francisco Baettig, on suffering egotists, making wine to Iron Maiden, and the poor state of his cellar.By Rebecca Gibb | Posted Thursday, 26-Apr-2012 Where did you grow up? I gre

    09-09
  • Q&A: Rowan Gormley, Nak

    Christopher Cox|Rowan Gormley, founder of Naked WinesRowan Gormley, 49, has changed the face of online wine retailing since he left Virgin Wines to set up Naked Wines in 2008. His British-based company encourages customers to sponsor winema

    09-09

Fine Wine »

Sichel predicts 30% drop in p

09-17

Bordeaux en primeur prices could drop by up to 30% compared to last year if one takes into account a newly weakened euro, believes Allan Sichel. En primeur prices could fall for US and UK buyers by as much as 30% due to a weakened euro Siche

  • Uncorked: Christian Seely

    With a wine merchant and writer for a father, Christian Seely took to wine at an early age. Having run Quinta do Noval, he became MD of parent company AXA Millésimes. He is also co-owner of Quinta da Romaneira and half the English sparkling

    09-17
  • Top Italians fly at Sotheby’

    Gaja, Giacosa and Conterno all scored groundbreaking prices at the recent James Clark sale, reports  Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby’s Wine CEO president, Americas Asia. Jamie Ritchie Sotheby’s Wine CEO Americas Asia Speaking to the drinks busin

    09-17

Beer News »

Worst. Article. Ever.

09-02

Hereinvestigatesve probably read some doozies. However, one of the worst articles ever is making the rounds on Facebook right now. I wonll probably enjoy the part about brewers adding to Guinness. (They fine with isinglass.) You probably do

  • A Simple Sour Beer

    Bottles of sour beer aging at Brouwerij Cantillon in Brussels, Belgium. I’m a fan of sour beers. Last week, I posted an article addressing the biggest fear of most homebrewers contemplating brewing sour beers. However, I know that some po

    09-02
  • Water Treatment for Extract Bre

    Most beers are over 94% water. What do you need to know about water chemistry to brew great extract beer? (Photo courtesy Wikipedia.) Many all-grain brewers take pains to adjust the mineral content of their water when brewing different beer

    09-02

Beer Reviews »

WeldWerks Saison D'Amitie

09-17

WeldWerks Saison D'Amitie 97 out of 100 Style: Saison ABV: 6.7 IBU: 37 97/100 Aroma: 12 Appearance: 3 Flavor: 19 Mouthfeel: 5 WeldWerks Saison D'Amitie What the brewers say “Notes of honeysuckle, sweet orange peel, and hints of white peppe

  • KC Bier Co. Der Bauer

    KC Bier Co. Der Bauer 94 out of 100 Style: Saison ABV: 7.8 IBU: 37 94/100 Aroma: 12 Appearance: 3 Flavor: 18 Mouthfeel: 5 KC Bier Co. Der Bauer What the brewers say “A hazy golden farmhouse ale that’s dry, crisp, and effervescent with fr

    09-17
  • Outer Range Brewing Final Summi

    Outer Range Brewing Final Summit 93 out of 100 Style: Saison ABV: 7.0 IBU: 37 93/100 Aroma: 11 Appearance: 3 Flavor: 18 Mouthfeel: 5 Outer Range Brewing Final Summit What the brewers say “French yeast selection on this farmhouse ale leaves

    09-17

Beer Recipes »

Muddy Creek Porter Recipe

09-17

ALL-GRAIN Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters) Brewhouse efficiency: 72% OG: 1.065 FG: 1.015 IBUs: 40 ABV: 6.6% MALT/GRAIN BILL 8 lb (3.6 kg) Maris Otter 1.5 lb (680 g) Munich Malt 1 lb (454 g) British Medium Crystal malt (65L) 1 lb (454 g) Br

  • TCB Imperial IPA Recipe

    Original Gravity: 1.082 Final Gravity: 1.014 IBUs: 100 ABV: 9.0% PARTIAL-MASH RECIPEMALT/GRAIN BILL 3 lb (1.36 kg) Crystal Malt (10L) 3 lb (1.36 kg) Maris Otter (2.5L) 10 lb (4.53 kg) Pale Malt Extract HOPS SCHEDULE 1 oz (28 g) Zeus Whole L

    09-14
  • A recipe for historic Burton IP

    In Mitch Steele’s excellent book, (find it on Amazon or Brewers Publications), Steele describes how today’s most popular beer style came to be. Based on Steele’s profile of the original India Pale Ale, a fellow homebrewer and I decide

    09-14

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  Liv-ex: Haut Brion on the ris

Liv-ex: Haut Brion on the ris

New figures released by Liv-ex show Haut Brion, the perennial also-ran among First Growths, pulling away from its rivals. “Haut Brion has never sold at a premium, at least not in the last generation or two,” said Liv-ex director Justin G Read more ›

  ‘All about Burgundy’ at H

‘All about Burgundy’ at H

Heritage Auction’s early December sale will feature over 700 lots of top Burgundy from Dugat to Groffier to the ubiquitous DRC. The sale, taking place 5-6 December in Beverly Hills and simulcast live in Hong Kong at Crown Wine Cellars, wil Read more ›

  En primeur: the Bordelais’

En primeur: the Bordelais’

Thomas Duroux of Château Palmer, Xavier Sanchez of Pichon Baron, Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly and merchant François Thienpont give their views on en primeur and next year’s campaign. Francois Thienpont, director of Wings En primeur f Read more ›

  Christie’s HK sale makes HK

Christie’s HK sale makes HK

Christie’s latest fine wine sale in Hong Kong made in excess of HK$36 million, driven by perennial auction favourite DRC and exceptionally old and rare Yquem. A 12-bottle case of 1988 Romanée-Conti from the famous Burgundy estate was the Read more ›

  Wine conmen strike again

Wine conmen strike again

A London merchant has become the third UK business victim this month of major wine theft, after fraudsters conned the firm out of almost £50,000-worth of stock. Sebastien Woolf, CEO of Woolf Sung Woolf Sung, which was founded in 2012 by ex- Read more ›