In the market for a wine cellar? 3 essential tips
Somewhere between learning to distinguish a merlot from a pinot noir and acquiring that ultra-sophisticated corkscrew, you've become more than just an occasional quaffer. And as your wine collection comes to represent an increasingly significant investment, a wine cellar is looking more and more like an essential appliance. But what should you look for? Philippe Faure-Brac, who earned the title of World's Best Sommelier in 1992, is used to hearing this question from guests at his Parisian restaurant, Le Bistrot du Sommelier. Here, he offers his tips for amateur wine enthusiasts looking to purchase their first cellar.
Crowdfunding comes to the wine industry
Filmmakers, tinkerers and IT innovators aren't the only ones turning to the internet to fund their projects. Through a new platform dubbed Fundovino, the crowdfunding principle has now made its way to the winemaking industry.
France cheers better wine harvest for 2014
France will produce around six billion bottles of wine this year, a more successful harvest than in recent years, forecasts from the country's public agricultural authority predicted on Friday.
Consumption of wine starts at home for Millennials: report
Millennial wine drinkers are most likely to have come from a culture of wine drinking in the home, according to a new report that looked at how the digitally savvy, “obsessively social” and mobile generation is reshaping the wine industry.
Top Chilean winemaker latest to hop onto low-alcohol wine trend
The Chilean winemaker of one of the most popular and recognizable labels in the world says it plans to lower alcohol levels of its Cabernets to make them more "drinkable," yet another indication that the trend of low-alcohol wines is not going away any time soon.