The fourth annual World’s Best Wine Lists were announced this June. Submissions come from restaurants all over the world and are awarded with either a one, two, or three award. The entries are judged by the worlds leading wine critics and Masters of Wine. Among the winners are Palais Coburg in Austria and Rouge Tomate Chelsea in New York.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to identify where beer is sourced. Companies are buying craft brands and then producing them in other locations at lower cost. Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Goose Island craft brand is a good example of this phenomenon.
As consumer demand for more luxury wine brands increases, large producers are looking for ways to grow that part of their business and keep up with demand. Buying wineries in the sought after Napa Valley is one way of achieving this. This could have negative effects for smaller Napa producers.
At Vinexpo in Bordeaux this year, winemakers were urged by a former science advisor to President Obama and Spanish producer Miguel Torres to take climate change seriously. Winemakers were encouraged to participate in the fight to lower greenhouse gas emissions for the good of the planet and their businesses.
Treasury Wine Estates is launching Maison de Grand Esprit, a collection of wines intended to break the mold of French wine. They plan to use old world techniques but take a new world strategy of sourcing from multiple regions. The brand will be launched first in Asian markets.