Australian winery Penfolds has released a dozen 750ml “ampoules” of the rare 2004 Kalimna Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon wine, priced at $168000 per bottle.
In a sign of the wine times, one of the world’s most authoritative wine publications, Decanter, said it plans to launch a Chinese version of its website.
The Baccarat glass, with a wide flat base and a vertical chimney, will prevent the alcohol from overpowering the aroma of wine when the glass is swirled.
A bottle of French wine dating back to 1774 and dubbed “the wine of kings and the king of wines” fetched $49,200 at auction in Geneva on Tuesday.
While China is drinking more and more wine each year it appears also that consumers are drinking more and more of the same type of wine.
Champagne maker Moët-Hennessy has invested in a vineyard in the mountains of China that will produce red wine for the domestic Chinese market.