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2006 Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero

21/03/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2006 Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (3/16/2011) Herbs (mint, rosemary) and hints of red fruit candy and red berries on the initially closed, but classy nose. On the palate red fruits (mainly sweet and sour cherries and strawberries), mint and still biting dusty tannins. Reticent, but promising. Let’s see how this evolves in the glass… The > Read more …

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Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck sold to clothing holding

17/03/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

According to Decanter, the French drinks group Remy Contreau has sold Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck for 400 million euros to the Société Européenne de Participations Industrielles (EPI), the holding of the French family Descours, which is mainly active in the clothing sector. EPI controls the clothing brands JM Weston, Francois Pinet, Alain Figaret and Bonpoint. The Descours family also owns > Read more …

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Fraud with empty wine bottles in China

16/03/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

Planning to crack a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982? Do not throw the empty bottle away because on the black market in Hong Kong it can fetch up to 10,000 HKD (approx. 900 euros), according to an article on the CNN-website on wine fraud in China. The empty bottle is filled with cheap wine and sold or given as a gift as if it were the real thing. A bottle […]