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Moet Hennessy has bought a 50% shares in Armand de Brignac, a Champagne brand owned by famous rapper Jay-Z, another sign of a close relationship between the luxury industry and hip-hop culture. No financial terms were disclosed for this transaction. Armand de Brignac sold more than half a million bottles …

IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, the leading authority on the worldwide beverage alcohol industry, today announced the acquisition of London-based Wine Intelligence, the top global experts on wine consumer research and insights. The combined offering provides the industry with robust insight into consumption trends, consumer behaviour and growth opportunities for the …

The 1st January 2021 marked the return of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine), making it the 48th Member Country integrated by the Organisation. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was an active member of …

As the Wine & Dine Festival is starting in Hong Kong for this digital and offline 2020 edition. We can see that Bordeaux is still N°1 wine in Hong Kong … VK : How do you see Hong Kong in a few years as China is getting more and more …

Diversified Communications and Vinexposium, organizers of Vinexpo New York, the premier wine and spirits trade event in North America, have reluctantly determined that due to ongoing health and safety issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become necessary to cancel the February 3-4, 2021 event. The trade-only event will …

ProWein 2021 extended to 5 days on account of Covid-19. The world leading wine trade fair will run from March 19th to 23rd, 2021, for 5 days, with limited 10.000 visitors per day. The current COVID-19 hygiene and safety provisions require ProWein to be extended by two to five days …

The tastings of the 2019 Futures (Primeurs) from Bordeaux, with the lockdown and absence of the 6.000 international buyers, were delayed in June. With this exceptional relocation, e-tastings and tastings start again. If the general atmosphere expected a price drop of 20%, we can already note a drop of between …

Château d’Esclans, leader of Provence rosé wines on the US market with its Whispering Angel cuvée was strengthened with the alliance of Moët Hennessy signed in last November (read the M&A article in the N ° 3950 RVI from November-December 2019). After the Château du Galoupet, acquired by LVMH in …

Poh Tiong Ch’ng nous parle de Fourcas Hosten : « Château Fourcas Hosten has cast a spell on me ! » Notre ami Poh Tiong Ch’ng, le Mister wine de Singapour (Wine Review) nous parle des Primeurs et du Château Fourcas Hosten, de la finesse de ses vins blancs et …

Under the current sanitary circumstances, we are not able this year to make any tastings in the estates until further notice. And as such, we will not be able to introduce 2019 « en Primeurs » as scheduled. Still, regardless of the actual situation, as the old latin adage says : “Farm from …