Chateau Margaux 2009 bottle

World’s most expensive wine goes on sale

Fine wine shop Le Clos in Dubai International Airport has put a Balthazar of Château Margaux on sale for $195,000, making it the most expensive single bottle of wine ever to be retailed.

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve 2000

Champagne tasters name the best

Hosted by trade publication The Drinks Business, experts sipped on 100 samples of bubbly at luxury hotel The Dorchester in London for the Champagne Masters Competition 2013.

Chateau de la Brede

Bordeaux chateaux open gates to Google Streetview

Google has armed a team of videographers with cameras to go inside select chateaux in the wine capital of France and show armchair travelers and drinkers where their vino is made.

Duval Leroy champagne

Duval-Leroy champagne x Baccarat

The prestigious French crystal maker has designed a holiday gift set featuring the Duval-Leroy Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Sommeliers champagne, a new cuvée launched last April.

Coconut Water

Winemaker creates premium coconut wine

A Filipino winemaker is hoping to put coconut-based wines, which have long been consumed in parts of South Asia and Africa, on liquor store shelves around the world.

cognac cellar

The World’s Best Cognac Bars

In the latest World’s 50 Best Bars spin-off, Bernard Hine picks his favourite Cognac bars from around the world.

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