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‘World’s oldest’ whisky unveiled in Scotland

A Scottish whisky firm on Thursday unveiled bottles of the oldest single malt whisky in the world, having spent the best part of a century inside an oak barrel. Gordon and MacPhail’s Mortlach 70-Year-Old Speyside was sampled at a launch party in Edinburgh Castle, where it was escorted through the doors by pipers and a [...]

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China ousts US as Bordeaux’s top client

China‘s seemingly unquenchable thirst for wine has ousted America as Bordeaux’s number one client outside Europe, latest figures showed Friday. With overall exports down a large 23 percent in 2009, vintners are now looking to the East to drain their cellars. “China has become our first client outside the European Union,” said Alain Vironneau, president [...]

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World’s biggest wine brand created in France

In the sun-drenched south of France, the world’s largest vineyard has launched a new, simplified brand called “Pays d’Oc”, creating the number one French wine export to compete against New World brands. Languedoc-Roussillon covers 35 percent (or 260,200 hectares) of all French vineyards, making it the biggest producer worldwide. As of the 2009 vintage, soon [...]

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Absolut Vodka x Philipp Plein

The German designer Philipp Plein has collaborated with the famous brand of vodka Absolut. He has designed a new outfit for the legendary bottle. The artist has decorated the one-off creation with precious stones and Swarovski crystals to highlight the skull-shaped creation on the bottle. This collaboration with the arts has garnered 100 bottles to [...]

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Dom Perignon Wedding

Dom Perignon Wedding was inspired by the magnums of Dom Pérignon Vintage 1961 which were poured at the 1981 wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles. Each bottle was inscribed with the Royal’s names and the date of the most viewed wedding in history. SEE ALSO: DOM PERIGNON X IRIS VAN HERPEN Motivated by this [...]

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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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