Posted: May 31, 2007 11:20am ET
The recent presidential election in France got me wondering about the inheritance tax and how it affects the wine industry there. So many châteaus and domaines have been broken up or sold because of the tax obligation family-owned wineries must fork over to the French government.
Posted: May 25, 2007 11:44am ET
I just met two of the coolest guys in the wine business. They founded a company you have probably never heard of. And they throw great events, with some top-shelf châteaus and domaines from France. Laurens Delpech and Philippe Capdouze founded a company called FICOFI in 1990.
Posted: May 21, 2007 12:33pm ET
Tinkering with tradition is like trying to turn an ocean liner around. It takes a long time. However, Moët & Chandon ’s new chef de cave has different ideas. The Champagne house was founded in 1743.
Posted: May 11, 2007 2:19pm ET
I had dinner earlier this week with Katharina Prüm of Joh. Jos. Prüm and Wilhelm Steifensand, one of Prüm’s U.S. importers and president of Valckenberg. The question arose about how to best market German Riesling.
Posted: May 10, 2007 10:18am ET
I was excited to be in Chicago, at Wine Spectator 's Grand Tour. I had the opportunity to taste some of the great wines I missed in Atlantic City, the first leg of our three-city event. (Las Vegas was our second stop.
Posted: May 3, 2007 9:24am ET
Wine Spectator ’s Grand Tour kicked off this past weekend in Atlantic City, the first of three venues. I drove from New York with my colleagues James Suckling and Dana Nigro, anticipating an evening of tasting some great wines.