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2012-05-31 13:04:37

Wine investors are warned not to put all their eggs in 1 French basket in a new report from the University of East Anglia Wine investors are warned not to put all their eggs in one French basket in a new report from the University of East Anglia. The fine wine investment market, valued at around US $4 billion a year, is currently dominated by French wines. But research published today in International Review of Financial Analysis shows that diversification — specifically across...

2011-06-23 09:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What defines the most extraordinary wine event of the summer? Ample servings of nine rare and limited vintage varietals, hand-selected by a Master Sommelier and highly rated by renowned wine critic Robert Parker and Wine Spectator magazine - all for just $25 per person at dinner from July 12 through September 4. The Generous Pour Wine Event is a tasting experience offered by The Capital Grille to rival all others. The event offers guests an...

2010-01-26 14:03:00

NAPA, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Robert Parker, "These impressive wines are made in relatively small quantities ranging from 160 to 300+ cases. Winemaker Marco DiGiulio, who did terrific work for some of the Jess Jackson projects, is making the wine at Bounty Hunter Rare Wines. All the fruit comes from either the Beckstoffer To-Kalon or Beckstoffer Dr. Crane vineyards, and I find the Justice- themed names very clever, and the packaging top-flight." Robert Parker rates...

2009-09-28 12:00:00

NAPA, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- WineBid.com, the premier Internet auction of fine and rare wines, is pleased to offer a pristine collection directly from a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning restaurant. Wine Spectator each year gives Grand Awards to highly select restaurants with outstanding cellars. There are only 72 restaurants in the nation that have earned the award, which the magazine describes as "our highest award, given to restaurants that show an uncompromising,...

2009-09-08 14:02:00

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY, a leading national media brand, announced today that My Wines Direct has launched the USA TODAY Wine Club as a destination for USA TODAY readers and wine consumers to learn about and purchase wines from around the world. The USA TODAY Wine Club, operated by My Wines Direct, will feature six bottles of wine each quarter for $69.99 plus $11.99 shipping. In a unique twist, the USA TODAY Wine Club will feature USA TODAY reader tasting panels...

2009-08-04 10:23:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Doc City Productions, a leading creator of TV wine programming, today announced an open call for contestants to participate in Season 2 of The Winemakers, the first reality format television series for PBS TV that will do for the wine world what Top Chef did for food and Project Runway did for fashion. Contestants will fly to the Rhone Valley in France in September 2009 to compete for the grand prize of creating and launching their own wine brand...

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2009-07-09 11:50:00

Wine from France, once tops among the population of Britain, now trails wines from four other countries, sales figures show. The Daily Telegraph said Thursday sales figures from the quarter ending in mid-June show French wines were outsold by wines from South Africa, Italy, Australia and the United States. During that time period, 2.8 million cases of French wine were sold throughout Britain. But South African wines narrowly edged out their French counterparts with 2.9 million cases sold....

2009-04-03 10:00:00

DOUBLES SELECTION OF 90 POINT RATED WINES UNDER $20 SAN FRANCISCO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine.com, the nation's #1 online wine retailer, today announced the company has doubled its selection of critically acclaimed wines scoring 90 points or higher and priced under $20. This comes at a time when consumers are tightening their wallets and looking for the best values on quality rated wines. Company revenue and unit volumes of 90+ point rated wines under $20 grew 16% and 20% respectively in...


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