International

A Danish man has been left in a coma after a bottle of Champagne exploded between his legs as he tried to open it.
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A bottle of vodka believed to be one of the most expensive in the world that was on loan to a bar and museum in Copenhagen has been stolen following a break-in this week.
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Having just yesterday brought you news of Numanthia’s Loewe leather wine barrel, Rioja estate Ramon Bilbao has gone one better and crafted a violin from a barrel.
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The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) is delighted to welcome Familia Torres to its international supporter community.
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Cristal launches Vinothèque

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Champagne Louis Roederer has released the first of its extremely limited edition, extra-aged Cristal, known as ‘Vinothèque’.
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The famed French-Armenian singer, Charles Aznavour, has been named as one of the guests of honour at this year’s Hospices de Beaune sale.
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The first blue fizz made from French grapes will be launched at Frieze art fair in London this week, and its makers claim that it “tastes better than Champagne”.
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Château de la Chaize, one of the largest wine estates in Beaujolais, is changing hands after three-and-a-half centuries of being owned by the same family.
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Burgundy legend Louis Latour, who ran his family company, Maison Louis Latour, for 40 years from 1958 to 1998, died of heart failure yesterday aged 83.
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The long-standing face of Bordeaux first growth Château Margaux, Pontallier succumbed to cancer on Easter Monday aged just 59. An alumni of the oneology department of the University of Bordeaux, Pontallier arrived at Margaux in 1983 in time for what the estate considers one of...
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