The wine industry focuses a lot of attention on the way wine performs in blind tastings and less on the way it is perceived by the people who actually drink it - and why. Top researchers are conducting studies but Robert Joseph impudently wonders if they are asking the right questions.
Michel Rolland has announced the launch of a super-premium wine called Pangaea - the result of blending Bordeaux varieties from 5 countries. Robert Joseph, who previously embraced Penfolds’ French-Californian blend, defends the concept.
Kylie Minogue has sold 8m bottles of wine & cocktails. Bollinger has a royal warrant, indicating it has been supplying its Champagne to British Kings & Queens for over 150yrs. Robert Joseph considers the enduring appeal of producing for celebrities.