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Giant Bottle Of Bordeaux Wine to be auctioned

Sotheby’s will auction off a melchior of Château Cheval Blanc 2006 on Feb. 17 in London, as part of a “finest and rarest wines and vintage Port” auction. The melchior sized bottle, which is 18 litres in volume is expected to fetch up to 4,800 GBP. The melchior weighs in at 25kg, is 75cm high [...]

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Chopin to Auction World’s Largest Bottle of Vodka

Chopin, the small-batch ultra-premium potato vodka from Poland named in honor of the famed composer, has created the world’s largest bottle of vodka. The 200-liter bottle was made to mark the 200th anniversary of the iconic Polish composer’s birth. It was unveiled last week at the Santa Barbara (CA) International Film Festival. It was signed [...]

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The best tipples at 35,000 ft

Australian carrier Qantas has the world’s best on-board wine selection, according to the Cellar in the Sky Awards presented February 9. The airline took four awards, including Best First Class Red Wine, Best First Class Fortified / Sweet Wine, Best First Class Cellar, and Best Presented Wine List. Its parent Oneworld Alliance also took the [...]

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Champagne sales down 9% in 2009

For the second year in a row, overall sales of bottles of champagne were down — by 9.1 percent in 2009, in comparison with 2008. The greatest loss came from exports outside the European Union, while exports to EU countries also fell, according to figures revealed by the Interprofessional Committee of Champagne Wine. In 2009 [...]

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Celebrity in a bottle for your consumption

Celebrities have branded themselves with just about everything. Diddy, international mogul, just released a new line of flavored vodkas and Mariah Carey is promoting her new champagne with drunken public appearances. Many of the brands may not appear at your local beverage shops and the existence alone of some may be surprising…

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France vaunts ’40 virtues’ of Armagnac

Armagnac, is celebrating its 700th birthday with a new marketing push vaunting its “40 virtues” as a drink that is good for the body and good for the soul.

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